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Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest - Board of Directors 2022

Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest - Board of Directors 2022


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We seek to create a more just, fair society for all by supporting, caring for, and championing the small, medium and large organizations of the nonprofit sector.

And we want to do this together.

As the nation’s umbrella organization working with and on behalf of all missions and causes, Imagine Canada is looking for dedicated individuals to join its Board of Directors. If you like to debate issues facing charities, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs, contribute to the health and well-being of an entire sector and learn from peers and colleagues, then this is the place for you.

In the coming months, Imagine Canada is seeking to add to the talented pool of people who govern this national organization and help guide its efforts in four key areas; research and data, developing and implementing public policy initiatives, growing the leading Standards Program, and reframing the conversation with Canadians about the sector.

Board of Directors

One (1) position is currently vacant on our Board of Directors and two (2) are coming vacant upon term expirations. One (1) incumbent is expected to stand for re-election to their second term. Board members are elected for a three-year term, with the possibility of re-election.

Directors of Imagine Canada meet five times a year where normally, three are in-person. Currently the meetings are being held via videoconference. The Board composes the senior decision-making body of the organization and operates on a governance-as-leadership model.

Key Considerations

As a Board that is representing national interests, Imagine Canada is committed to broadening the diversity of our Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates that are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression, and particularly encourage applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, people who identify as 2SLGBTQI, and those with varied areas of expertise and lived experiences. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

As per the organization’s Bylaws, the Nominating Sub-committee will ensure that at least half of the Directors are connected (through employment, Board or volunteer service) to an organization that is a Member of Imagine Canada. While the sector is too vast to have all sub-sectors represented at any one time, we seek to ensure a rotation of interests whereby different mission or cause areas are present on the Board.

Priority Areas

Imagine Canada’s bylaws require that approximately half of our Board members be connected to Member organizations as employees or volunteers.

The Board is focused on achieving the priorities of its Strategic Planning Framework. From time to time, different priority areas emerge to support key aspects of its work. This year, the Nominating Sub-committee is giving priority to the following areas:

  • Skills/Experience – Individuals with current or previous experience in charity law, communications, government, public policy and academic and/or market research;
  • Geography – Anywhere in Canada, with particular interest in individuals from Alberta, Québec, Atlantic provinces and the Northern territories; and
  • Demographic background – Individuals with a variety of experience due to gender, age, and ethnicity.


Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest

Imagine Canada invites nominations or expressions of interest from those wishing to serve on its Board of Directors. With accessibility and inclusivity top of mind, we welcome your nominations and expressions of interest via your preferred format, i.e. email, telephone, audio recording or video recording. These should be submitted March 24, 2022 to Danielle Ferguson-Shivrattan at