As a member of Obesity Canada (OC), you have the privilege of nominating yourself or other members to serve on the Board of Directors. We invite you to submit yourself or to recommend someone who you think would be a great leader or contributor to one of the sub-committees.
Obesity Canada is currently accepting nominations and applications for positions on the Board of Directors. To view our current Board of Directors, visit the Obesity Canada website, here.
What positions are available?
Upcoming positions (within 2020):
Each position has a minimum two (2) year term, renewable.
How do you qualify to serve on the board? It’s simple! Be willing to commit to a contribution of expertise, time, energy, and creativity to the organization.
EXPECTATIONS OF THE BOARD AS A WHOLE
The mission of Obesity Canada is to improve the lives of Canadians through obesity research, education, and advocacy.
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for
- determining the mission and purposes of Obesity Canada
- selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO/executive director
- strategic and organizational planning
- ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
- fundraising and resource development
- approving and monitoring Obesity Canada’s programs and services
- enhancing Obesity Canada’s public image
- assessing its own performance as the governing body of Obesity Canada
EXPECTATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS
Each individual board member is expected to
- know Obesity Canada’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
- faithfully read and understand Obesity Canada’s financial statements
- serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Obesity Canada to advance its mission
- leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve Obesity Canada’s mission
- give a meaningful personal financial donation
- help identify personal connections that can benefit Obesity Canada’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
- prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
- participate fully in one or more committees
BOARD MEMBERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO
- follow the Obesity Canada’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
- sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
- maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of Obesity Canada
APPLYING TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Serving on the board is a privilege and a commitment.
If you are interested in one of the listed opportunities, please express your interest by sending Nicole Pearce an email at Pearce@obesitynetwork.ca.
*If your application is approved you will need to provide a police check and complete the board orientation.
*Call will be open until suitable candidates are approved.