Dying With Dignity Canada Board of Directors

Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is seeking to fill positions for individuals to be part of its Board of Directors in 2022.

Call for Expressions of Interest 2022

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 Canadians 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 and encourage expressions of interest from individuals who:

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

  • Board/Governance Experience;
  • Financial Acumen/Financial Designation/Funds Development.

Please note that this is a volunteer position.

What are the Board’s responsibilities?

Board members are committed individuals willing to assume a leadership role in the governance of this national organization.

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

Commitment:

  • 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 2022);
  • Participate in at least one DWDC Committee;
  • Serve as an ambassador for DWDC.

What is required for the Expression of Interest Process?

  • 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 2022 AGM.

Process Timelines

Week of November 15, 2021 – Call for Expression of Interest Open

January 31, 2022 - Deadline for receipt of completed Expression of Interest applications

Week of February 7, 2022 – Review of applications

Week of February 28, 2022 – Applicant status updates

June 12, 2022 – Annual General Meeting/Election of Directors

Interested in applying?

Please request an information package and application form from DWDC Board Administrator Gayle McClelland at [email protected]. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00pm ET on January 31, 2022.