Hamilton, ON, June 8–11


Bring your leadership skills to CHF Canada!

CHF Canada is looking for qualified people to run for positions on our Board of Directors, Finance and Audit Committee, and Ontario Council. Whether or not you have previous board experience, we are looking for candidates who have proven leadership skills — either within the co‑op sector or from other experiences.

Before each year’s AGM, regional elections are held for positions on CHF Canada’s Board of Directors. At the AGM itself, elections are held for at-large positions on the Board of Directors and on the Finance and Audit Committee. And at the Annual Meeting of Ontario Members, elections are held for positions on the Ontario Council.

Why you?

CHF Canada needs strong leaders who mirror the diversity of people in our housing co‑op communities across the country. Here are some of the qualities CHF Canada looks for:

  • an understanding of the co‑operative principles and how to apply them
  • a commitment to help CHF Canada grow and to serve our members
  • proven leadership skills — either within the co‑op sector or from other experiences
  • flexibility, collaboration, and good communication skills

Many new Directors or Council members have no experience at all in association governance, so CHF Canada offers an excellent governance training program. We’ll help newly elected leaders learn what good governance means and how you can contribute to the good governance of your national federation.

Diversity means (but isn’t limited to):

  • including people from any/all walks of life and backgrounds (political, religion, colour, race, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, age, physical ability, and economic level)
  • respecting the differences that are inherent in any group of people and that distinguish one group from another
  • accepting one another as unique individuals

Who We Are

CHF Canada Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs CHF Canada according to the by-laws and rules approved by the members. It oversees CHF Canada’s operations and sets its priorities based on resolutions passed by its membership. The board makes sure that CHF Canada’s management is performing well, and is accountable to members. Directors serve a two-year term and can be re-elected for up to three consecutive terms.

Thinking of running? Find out more information on Running for the Board.

Positions up for election in 2016

We will post names as nominations are received. The nominations deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern, March 31, 2016. More information on the nominations process will be posted here, and a Call for Candidates has been mailed.


Regional (each for a two-year term)

Positions up for election in 2016

  • Regional Directors (Board of Directors, two-year terms)
    • British Columbia/Yukon
    • Manitoba
    • Ontario
    • New Brunswick
    • Newfoundland/Labrador
    • Director representing the Aboriginal Community

Co‑ops in these regions will elect their regional director by using an electronic voting system and will be contacted separately about how to vote.

  • At-large directors (Board of Directors)
    Two (2) at-large positions
    (elected at the AGM in Hamilton)

  • Finance and Audit Committee
    One (1) two-year position
    (elected at the AGM in Hamilton)

  • Ontario Council
    • Council member representing Northern Ontario
      (Will be elected using an electronic voting system. Co‑ops in this region will be contacted separately about how to vote)
    • Council member representing Staff Associations
      (elected at the Ontario Members’ Meeting in Hamilton)
    • At-large Council members
      Two (2) at-large positions
      (elected at the Ontario Members’ Meeting in Hamilton)

For more information, contact Linda Stephenson at the CHF Canada office at 1-800-465-2752 (613-230-2201 in Ottawa), ext. 234, or the members of the Nominations Committee.



Thinking of running for the Board?