Call for Nominations

Interested in serving on the CanWaCH Board with a group of individuals dedicated to global women and children’s health? Now is your chance!  

CanWaCH Board members exemplify leadership and dedication to global women and children’s health and global development, are available to attend at least four board meetings a year (in person and/or teleconference), are willing to sit on CanWaCH’s various committees and working groups, and are prepared to serve on the Board for a three-year term.

Role of Board Members
Board members are responsible for:
·      establishing policies and strategic directions for CanWaCH;
·      safeguarding CanWaCH’s assets;
·      serving as a contact with the CanWaCH membership;
·      representing CanWaCH to policy makers and others interested in women and children’s health; participating in, and chairing when necessary, committees of the organization;
·      assisting in the recruitment and retention of members;
·      participating in all Board meetings.

As much as is reasonably possible, the Board will be representative of gender, official language, regional, sectoral, and discipline diversity.

Nomination Procedures
Nominees must work in a leadership position for member organizations of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health and must be nominated by at least two of their peers from other member organizations. The nominee will be required to review the nomination prior to its submission to the Nominating Committee. Individuals from member organizations who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors but have not been nominated are encouraged to contact Helen Scott before the close of the call for nominations.

The nomination form includes a one-paragraph statement (maximum of 250 words) of what the nominee would contribute to the Board. The paragraph should cover:
·      background of the nominee, in general and related to global women and children’s health;
·      current position/role of the nominee;
·      skills/experience that the nominee would bring to the board;
·      existing or prior participation in CanWaCH activities.

All nominations will be reviewed by the nomination committee and interviews will follow. 

Elections will be conducted in accordance with CanWaCH by-laws. If you have any questions about the nomination process, or need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Completed nomination forms must be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, September 17, 2018.