Now recruiting for one new board member!

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application. ASPECT BC works toward creating a diverse board in location, experience, thought, and representation. The application deadline is January 31, 2023.
 
Please take the time to answer the following questions. If you would prefer to work out your answers on paper before completing this online form, please download a copy to print here.
 

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. In what region does your organization currently deliver services? Please check all that apply -- more info
a.  Desired board criteria: reflect the geographic differences of the province.

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* 4. What knowledge or skills do you consider you may be able to contribute to ASPECT?
a. Desired board criteria: to understand the sector in which ASPECT members work.
b. Defined by direct experience working in the sector as ASPECT members, or significant knowledge gained through other involvement (policy development and implementation, academic study, government, etc.)

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* 5. What community connections, partnerships, and affiliations are you involved in?  Please check all that apply and add details to the comment box.
a. Desired board criteria: to enable the board to represent BC and the sector as a whole, to be able to advocate, know what is happening on the ground, to grow membership and recruit board members.
b. Defined by connections to the community, to the ministries and other funders, to clients, memberships in associations like a Chamber of Commerce, work history, partnerships (formal partnerships with other organizations – MOUs, etc.)

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* 6. What is your knowledge of funders and funding trends?  Please choose an answer that describes your knowledge and then comment.
a. Desired board criteria: experience working with organizations that are publicly funded and have an understanding of how public policy affects the delivery of programs and services.
b.  Defined by success in securing and maintaining public-sector funding.

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* 7. Are you aware of trends and issues facing the sector?  Please choose an answer that describes your knowledge and then comment.
a. Desired board criteria: advocacy role of the board, able to speak on behalf of the sector as a whole. Evidence-based, solution-focused advocacy.
b.  Defined by a broad knowledge of the sector above and beyond individual agency experience.

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* 8. What is your organizational leadership & management experience? Please choose an answer that describes your knowledge and then comment.
a.  Desired board criteria: strong understanding of organizational leadership and able to provide governance at a macro-level.

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* 9. What service/program sectors for specialized populations experience do you have?
a.  Desired board criteria: knowledge and experience with diverse populations within the sector.

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* 10. Please summarize the reasons for your interest in joining the board of ASPECT:

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* 11. Are you employed by an ASPECT member organization?
a.  Desired board criteria: consistent with policy that a majority of board members are drawn from ASPECT member organizations.

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* 12. Is your agency nonprofit or private?
a.  Reflects the proportions of ASPECT membership

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* 13. ASPECT BC is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.

We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring strength to our board and leadership and we strive to listen to their views and give them value. If you wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group, please do so; however, this is not a requirement of your board application.

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* 14. I agree to:

1.  Time Commitments for ASPECT Board Members
  • 2 in-person board meetings in November & March (ASPECT pays for travel expenses)
  • Monthly video conference calls
  • Serve on at least one committee; monthly video conference call
  • Committee work as needed
  • The position term is 2 years
2.  Adhere to the ASPECT Professional Code of Ethics
  • Respect and dignity for members and clients
  • Honest, open, and accountable
  • Committed to community
  • Client-centred
  • Professional
3.  Demonstrate desired qualities of ethical behaviour
  • Explain & honour confidentiality
  • Keep words and actions consistent
  • Know and explain the limits of working relationships
  • Be accessible and treat clients equitably
  • Commit to open, fair, and transparent processes
  • Stay current on issues and resources relevant to members, clients, and communities
  • Promote a healthy and productive workplace
4.  Support the principles of Community-Based Training
  • Promote a participant-based model of delivery
  • Focus on the personal autonomy of the participant
  • A holistic approach in which supports are integral
  • Working towards barrier-free access
  • Cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and non-discriminatory practices.

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