Ottawa, Ontario, June 4-7
Meet the Candidates
Meet the Candidates will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6.
See and hear from at-large candidates for the Board of Directors, Ontario Council and from candidates for the Finance and Audit Committee.
Positions up for election in 2014
A Call for Candidates was mailed to co‑ops in late January. We will post names as nominations are received. The nominations deadline is March 31, 2014.
If you want to put your name forward, download
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regional (each for a two-year term)
Representing the Aboriginal Community (two-year term)
Co‑ops will elect their regional director and the director representing the aboriginal community by using an electronic voting system and will be contacted separately about how the election will be conducted.
At-large (TWO positions) (elected at the AGM in Ottawa)
FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
(ONE two-year term position) (elected at the AGM in Ottawa)
At-large (TWO positions)*
Representing Northern Ontario
Representing Staff Associations
*To run for the at-large seats on the Council, a candidate must be a member of a CHF Canada member housing co‑op. The Ontario Region Operating Rules say that at least three of the four at-large Council members must be a member of a member housing co‑op.
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.
Call for Candidates (pdf)
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:
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):
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 here.
Finance and Audit Committee
CHF Canada’s Treasurer, another member of CHF Canada’s Board of Directors, the Treasurer of the Ontario Region, and two members at-large elected at the AGM sit on CHF Canada’s Finance and Audit Committee. Their role is to watch over CHF Canada’s finances on behalf of the membership, advise the board, and report directly to the members. You can find more information about the duties of Finance and Audit Committee members on CHF Canada’s website, or call the office at 1-800-465-2752.
The Ontario Council directs the work of the Ontario Region, which represents Ontario members and delivers services that affect only Ontario. It is elected by Ontario members of CHF Canada.
There are eight or nine Ontario Council members.
Ontario Council members serve a two-year term and can be re-elected for up to three consecutive terms.