Call for Expressions of Interest

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is seeking to fill positions for individuals to be part of its Board of Directors.

Through advocacy, public education and personal support, Dying With Dignity Canada ensures Canadians have access to quality end-of-life choice and care. 

In line with our mission, vision and values, Dying With Dignity Canada acknowledges that people across Canada reflect a range of identities and lived experiences. In order to provide advocacy, education, and supports that are meaningful and appropriate, it is important to bring diverse voices to the table.

Please note that this is a volunteer position.

Identified Areas of Expertise

 

  • Represent Western or Northern Canada (British Columbia, North West Territories, Yukon, Nunavut), Quebec or Eastern Canada 
  • Are members of equity-seeking communities (including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions) 

and who have skills in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Financial Acumen/Financial Designation  
  • HR Experience 
  • Board/Governance Experience 

Board Member Responsibilities

Board members are responsible for: 

  • Providing leadership on issues related to the mission, vision and values of DWDC 
  • Setting strategic priorities 
  • Formulating governance policies 
  • Providing financial stewardship 
  • Oversight and monitoring organizational performance 

Committment

 

  • A two-year term 
  • Attend a minimum of four Board meetings yearly, plus the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board retreat (currently 1 in person and 3 virtual meetings planned in 2024) 
  • Participate in at least one DWDC Committee 
  • Serve as an ambassador for DWDC

Application Requirements

 

  • A copy of your CV or resume 
  • A completed application, including a Board Competency and Skills Matrix 
  • A personal statement indicating why you would like to be considered for a position on the DWDC Board of Directors 
  • Two references 

Note: To be eligible for consideration for a position on the DWDC Board, one must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old 
  • Not have been declared incapable under the laws of a Canadian province or territory, or by a court in a jurisdiction outside Canada 
  • Not be in bankrupt status 
  • Have completed the expression of interest process 
  • Consent to an interview if nomination is supported by the Governance Committee 
  • Consent for bio and personal statement to be circulated to all members prior to the AGM 
  • Complete the required reference and record check(s) per the DWDC Screening policy 

All submissions will be held in strict confidence and confirmation of receipt will be issued within 48 hours. All Expressions of Interest received will be reviewed by the Governance Committee with a view to making a recommendation to the Board of Directors. Selected candidates may be presented to the Members at the 2024 AGM. 

Process Timelines

 

  • Week of January 15, 2024: Call for Expression of Interest open 
  • February 12, 2024: Deadline for receipt of completed Expression of Interest 
  • Week of February 19, 2024: Review of applications begins 
  • Week of April 15, 2024: Applicant status updates 
  • May 10, 2024: Recommendations for new Directors to the DWDC Board of Directors 
  • June 7, 2024: Annual General Meeting/Election of Directors 

Interested in applying?

Please request an information package and application form from DWDC Board Administrator Gayle McClelland at gayle.mcclelland@dyingwithdignity.ca. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 12, 2024. 

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