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The 2020 Call for Applications for a Director-at-Large position has closed.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)’s Board of Directors has one vacancy for a Director-at-Large position beginning in November 2020.

Help us maintain a broad representation of members with a balance of skills, experience, and geographic diversity on our Board of 11 Directors.

The Nominating Committee welcomes all applicants. We encourage CFPC members to apply if they are interested in a leadership position or to spur a colleague to apply.

One nominee or multiple nominees, as applicable, will be shared with members. Members will then elect one Director-at-Large.

The CFPC’s Board of Directors is a multi-talented group of individuals who are expected to collectively possess the following skills and proficiencies:
 
  1. Knowledge of the CFPC
  2. Experience with boards and governance
  3. Financial acumen
  4. Experience in strategic planning
  5. Knowledge in risk management
  6. Understanding of legal matters
  7. Knowledge of not-for-profit organizations
  8. Familiarity with systems thinking
  9. Experience in government relations
  10. Experience in patient and health care advocacy
  11. Aptitude for stakeholder engagement
  12. Comprehension of ethics and conflict of interest
  13. Possession of political acumen and understanding of public affairs
  14. Experience in communications
In addition, we are seeking the following attributes in candidates for the 2020 election. Please note that they are in alphabetical order. We are looking for family physicians who represent some or all of the following attributes and practice scenarios:
  • Hold a Certificate(s) of Added Competence and have a focused practice
  • Are community-based
  • Are Indigenous
  • Practice in Atlantic Canada or the Territories
  • Are in a rural area
  • Are a visible minority
Applicants are not expected to possess all of these attributes. We welcome all interested applicants.

How can you apply for the 2020 Board Director-at-Large position?

What can you expect during the application process?

Details of the Board’s list of nominees for the 2020 election.

What are the nomination and election processes, as outlined in the CFPC Bylaws?
 

How can you apply for the 2020 Board Director position?

If you are interested in applying for the Director-at-Large position on the CFPC Board of Directors, please provide the Nominating Committee with the following information by May 15th:
 
  1. Review the CFPC Board Director Code of Conduct. You will be asked to confirm that if elected, you will sign and adhere to this.
  2. Review the CFPC Conflict of Interest Policy: Disclosure of potential, perceived, or real Conflicts of Interest among CFPC Members involved in (or wishing to be involved in) College leadership activities. You will be asked to complete the disclosure form as part of the application.
  3. Complete the online application form. (View the application before entering the online form.)
  4. Submit your resumé to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected].
  5. Ask two individuals who know you well and who are CFPC members to act as your references. The most useful submission is a personal letter that relates to the questions in the Board Director application. Please ask for the letters be to be submitted to Sarah Scott, Director of Governance and Strategic Planning, at [email protected] before the May 15th deadline.

What can be expected during the application process?

As an applicant you can expect feedback from Sarah Scott regarding the status of your application. The Nominating Committee will review the applications, score them, and develop a short list of applicants to interview. Interviews will be conducted by video conference Thursday June 25th.

The Nominating Committee will make a recommendation to the Board. The Board will confirm the nominees.

Applicants will be informed by August 1st of whether they are being nominated for member consideration in the 2020 election.

It’s important to note this rigorous process is meant to assist the Nominating Committee in getting to know those who are interested in Board positions and enable the committee to develop the best list of nominees possible.

Nominees will be asked to provide the following items by mid-August, to be shared with CFPC members on the CFPC’s website:
  • A written summary (up to 1,000 words) describing yourself to members
  • A video introduction presenting yourself to members (up to two minutes, recorded by the CFPC)
  • A picture of yourself
Nominees must be available to participate in video conferences during which CFPC members can ask any questions prior to voting. These video conferences are scheduled for:
  • Tuesday, October 6th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Additional information:
Expectations of Board Directors
Recruiting Great Nominees
Composition of the Board of Directors
Application and Nomination Process
2020 Key Dates

Questions? Please contact Sarah Scott at [email protected].
 

The Board approved the following recommendations from the Nominating Committee:

That the members of the CFPC be invited to elect:
  1. Dr. Brady Bouchard of Battleford, Saskatchewan, as a Director holding the office of President-Elect for a one-year term from November 5, 2020, to November 11, 2021.
  2. Dr. Christie Newton of Port Moody, British Columbia, as a Director holding the office of Secretary-Treasurer for a one-year term from November 5, 2020, to November 11, 2021.
  3. Dr. Jean-Pierre Arseneau of Bathurst, New Brunswick, as Director-at-Large for a three-year term beginning November 5, 2020, until the time of the 2023 Annual Meeting of Members.
    (Details of the 2020 nominees above)

    And:
  4. That the Nominating Committee will recommend one nominee, or multiple nominees, as applicable, for one three-year term Director-at-Large position. The Board will approve the nominee(s) to be shared with members for election. If there is more than one nominee, the nominee receiving the most votes will be elected.

2020 Director-at-Large nominees

 


What are the nomination and election processes, as outlined in the CFPC Bylaws?

Details about the Election of Directors are in section 5 of the bylaws.

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