Director Recruitment and Nominations

The Governance & Community Engagement Committee and the Nominations Committee work hard to find qualified candidates for our Board.

The  Governance & Community Engagement Committee’s key role in is to prepare a board composition matrix that assists in identifying the optimal mix of skills and experience required on the Board as a whole. Every year, this matrix is revisited to identify any gaps or additional areas where skills and expertise may be needed.

The Nominations Committee conducts the director nomination and election process by inviting applications from the membership and the community at large. Using the board composition matrix, the Committee develops and publishes an Ideal Candidate Description and assesses potential candidates’ experiences and background against the Description.  The Nominations Committee also works with an independent consultant who specializes in corporate governance and board recruitment to identify the best talent available for our Board.

Once the best candidates have been identified and screened, the Nominations Committee recommends those candidates who best align with the Description and the overall needs of the Board to the membership. These recommendations are the outcome of the detailed assessment performed on our members’ behalf and are provided for information as members consider their voting choices. Each year, a complete election package profiling all candidates is provided to members.

For more information about how the Governance and Community Engagement Committee and Nominations Committee work to ensure we have qualified candidates for the Board, read the Composition, Recruitment and Nominations Policy.

Members vote in the spring and results are announced at the Annual General Meeting.