CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2018-19 - Canadian Centre for Disability Studies

The Canadian Centre for Disability Studies (CCDS) is seeking individuals from across Canada, with a broad range of backgrounds and social locations, who are interested in serving on our Board of Directors. CCDS’ governs in a Policy Board model. The primary functions of the Board are: strategic planning, financial monitoring, and fundraising. Prospective board members must be committed to our vision, mission, and values and will be aware of historic, current, and emerging issues related to disability, inclusive but not limited to mental health.

The Board of Directors, in concert with the Executive Director, implement the Board’s vision through the work of staff as directed by the Executive Director.

We are seeking Board Directors who will be responsible for:

Providing stewardship of the organization and direction in alignment with the Board’s Strategic Plan.
Helping promote the organization’s overall goals, values, and core knowledge, inclusive but not limited to global themes in disability issues.
Participating in board meetings and at least one Board Committee (four times per year).
Contributing a minimum of 30 hours per year to serve as a Board member.

A slate of candidates will be compiled, and ballots distributed to all CCDS members in good standing in August 2018. The 2018 Board of Directors will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

If a potential nominee wishes to learn more about CCDS, either before or after the nomination period, please contact Susan Hardie, CCDS Executive Director, 204-287-8411 x 25

All nomination packages, including completed Nomination Form and Nominees resume or CV, must be returned to the CCDS office by no later than Monday, July 23, 2018.