WIM Canada Board of Directors Candidate Information
The Board of Directors is an elected body responsible for overseeing the affairs of the corporation and is legally accountable for the actions of the organization. The board is responsible for ensuring the long-range security and viability of the organization and making decisions in the best interests of all members. These duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are carried by the board as a whole as well as by each individual Director.
Directors serve for a two or three year term and must be a paid voting member of WIM Canada. There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms that a Director can serve, but renewal is not automatic. Directors are elected at the AGM by the members. Directors may be released at the end of the elected term, by resigning, or according to the bylaws.
Specific Responsibilities of the Board
- Ensure that the organization operates within the limits of the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws and the Federal Corporations Act.
- Ensure a commitment by the board and the organization to the Mission, Vision and Value Statements of WIM Canada.
- Establish objectives and policies, approve goals and performance standards; annually review achievement of objectives and goals; provide for sound planning.
- Approve Budget and Financial Policies.
- Oversee fiduciary matters so as to safeguard the long-term viability of the organization.
- Foster and support the diversity of opinions of each board member and convert these diverse viewpoints into a single official view – “Speak with one voice”.
- Ensure a meaningful linkage to the membership.
- Engage in long-term planning and vision for the Organization.
- Actively recruit members and volunteers who can actively participate in the work of the organization.
Specific Responsibilities of Individual Directors
- Prepare for and attend all board meetings.
- Serve on at least one committee.
- Accept additional assignments that the board may request of you.
- Become familiar with the Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Policies, and Financial Statements.
- Do not engage in activities that could be construed as a conflict of interest.
- Be able to work with other board members as a team and not as individuals.
- Respect the opinions of other directors and create and maintain harmony on the board.
- Maintain a professional attitude.
- Be honest in all your dealings with the organization, its Board of Directors and members.
More information on the time commitments and a nominee application form are available within the WIM Canada Board of Directors Candidate Information Package available below