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

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* What 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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* 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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* Is your agency located in rural, urban, or both?
a.  Desired board criteria: reflect the proportions of ASPECT membership.

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* Is your agency not-for-profit or private?
a.  Reflects the proportions of ASPECT membership

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* 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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* What region do you represent?
a.  Desired board criteria: reflect the geographic differences of the province.

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* Which committee(s) are you interested in working on? (Committee work is a requirement of board membership.)
a.      Time commitments are:
  • 2 in-person board meetings in November & March
  • Monthly conference calls
  • Serve on at least one committee; monthly conference call
  • Committee work as needed
  • Position term is 2 years

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* I agree to:

1.      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
2.      Demonstrate desired qualities of ethical behaviour
  • Explain & honour confidentiality
  • Keep words and actions consistent
  • Know and explain 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
3.      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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