Update: Call for Nominations is now closed.
Updated: May 10
Call for Nominations - Inclusion Nova Scotia Board
Dear Friends of Inclusion Nova Scotia As Chair of the Inclusion Nova Scotia Nominations Committee, I am contacting you in preparation for the upcoming AGM in June, 2021. Inclusion Nova Scotia is a province-wide, not-for-profit association supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families in building a just and inclusive society. We do this by empowering individuals and families, promoting rights and values in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and encouraging reform and collaborating with other organizations for social justice. Our vision is that all people, including persons with intellectual disabilities, belong and are fully included in community life. If you share our vision, and you are able to commit to attending approximately 6-10 board and/or committee meetings per year, this could be an excellent volunteer opportunity for you. We are especially interested in recruiting people with skills/experience in Non-Profit Organizations, Fund Development, Finance, Communications/PR, and Strategic Planning. Inclusion Nova Scotia values diversity on its Board of Directors and strongly encourages expressions of interest from individuals who self-identify with traditionally marginalized or under-represented communities. As well, we welcome expressions of interest from first voice and family members of individuals within the community that we serve. Below is a chart of the current positions on the NSACL Board and a brief description of each. The chart also indicates which positions are open. If you are interested or you would like to nominate someone for one of these positions, please complete the attached form and send it to the Chair of the Nomination Committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17, 2021.
The Nomination Committee will follow-up on the recommendations it receives.
If you would like further information on the requirements and responsibilities associated with any of the positions open for nominations, please contact me at email@example.com Thank you everyone. Carmel French, PhD Chair, Nomination Committee
Board Members of Inclusion Nova Scotia (INS):
The INS Board is a governance board. This means that Board members are not involved in the day-to-day management of the organization. Typically, all Board members are elected for a term of 2 years.
All Board members are required to prepare for and attend monthly meetings. They should support Inclusion Nova Scotia’s mission and values and be familiar with its By-Laws and policies. Board members provide direction to management on the long-range strategic plan of the organization, financial matters, and other relevant issues.
Executive members of the Inclusion Nova Scotia (INS) Board have additional duties:
1. The President is the Chief Elected Officer and has general supervision over the activities of INS. He/she presides over all meetings and maintains on-going contact with the Executive Director of INS and the Board. Typically, the President shall have served on the INS Board for at least 2 years prior to assuming the role of President.
2. The Vice-President performs the duties specified in the By-laws or assigned by the Board, the Executive Committee, or President. If the Office of the President becomes vacant, the Vice President fulfills the duties of the President until the adjournment of the next AGM.
3. The Secretary sends notice of up-coming meetings, seeks agenda items and appropriate reports from committee chairs, the President and the Executive Director, and sends out meeting packages (agenda, minutes, financials, reports) to all Board members. He/she also takes minutes at Board and Executive meetings,
4. The Treasurer ensures that accurate accounts are kept, and that deposits and disbursements are carried out in the name of INS. He/she presents the financial statements at meetings and presents the proposed budget for the up-coming fiscal year to the Board.
5. The Past-President is the immediate past president of INS, He/she chairs the Nomination and Resolution Committees and carries out duties assigned by the Board, the Executive Committee, or President.