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.

To ensure balance and diversity within the Board of Directors, we are looking for specific areas of expertise.

Identified Areas of Expertise

 

  • Represent Central Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta)
  • 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:

  • MAID Assessor/Provider
  • Financial Acumen/Financial Designation

Please note that this is a volunteer position.

Board’s 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 2023)
  • 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 2023 AGM.

Process Timelines

 

  • Week of January 16, 2023: Call for Expression of Interest Open
  • February 13, 2023: Deadline for receipt of completed Expression of Interest applications
  • Week of February 20, 2023: Review of applications
  • Week of April 24, 2023: Applicant status updates
  • June 18, 2023: 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. EST on February 13, 2023.

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