|CRAFT ONTARIO BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2023
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Craft Ontario invites nominations from the membership for five (5) vacant positions on the Board of Directors.
Craft Ontario is currently seeking candidates who are passionate about its mandate and future vision. New board members will draw on a range of experience, skills and an interest to contribute to the vitality and well-being of the organization. They will serve as ambassadors for the organization, have governance experience, and offer leadership, insight, and support as members of the Board of Directors.
Craft Ontario values diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek to ensure that all individuals within our community thrive by seeing themselves reflected, respected, and valued at our organization. We welcome all applicants with respect to gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious heritage, dominant language and socio-economic background.
Following an internal assessment of current Board member skills and demographics, key areas of intentional recruitment have been identified to enhance its ability to lead the organization in the coming years. The Craft Ontario Board of Directors is particularly interested in welcoming dynamic individuals with a combination of lived experience, professional skills, and attributes:
1. Lived experience
- 18 to 54 years old
- BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour)
- Persons with disabilities
- Possessing a second language, in addition to English
- Born outside of Canada
- Membership Management & Recruitment
Ideal attributes of contributing board members:
- Ability to work on a team
- Conflict management
- Discretion and confidentiality
- Intuition and sensitivity
- Emotional and social awareness
- Enthusiasm for the organization
The Nominations Committee receives and reviews nominations, conducts interviews with candidates, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, which then seeks approval from the Members of the Organization at the Annual General Meeting. Positions are for a two-year term, with the ability to renew for a maximum of three terms, totaling 6 years. Board of Director terms commence following the Annual General Meeting.
The timeline is as follows:
- March 17 – Deadline to receive nominations
- April – Candidate interviews
- May – Recommendations to the Board
- June 21 – Election of new Directors
If you are interested in nominating yourself (or someone you know) to be a Craft Ontario Board Member, please send a current resume and letter of introduction that shares your diversity of skills, lived experience, and intentions for serving as a Craft Ontario Board Director.
Nominations can be submitted using the form below: