Call for Nominations for Public Representative

Call for Nominations for Public Representative

A member of the community who is not a nurse will serve as a public representative on the board of directors. CNA is working towards increasing minority representative groups. The term of the position is June 2023 to June 2025.

About the CNA board of directors

The eight-member board of directors governs on behalf of CNA’s members and is accountable to the membership. The board reports at each annual meeting of members on the business that occurred in the previous year. The board’s main role is to govern CNA and set its goals. The board also develops, sets and monitors policy to help manage CNA. The three major governance roles of the board are policy development, advocacy, and visioning.

Role of a public representative

One public representative, who is not a nurse, will be nominated by the nominating committee and elected by CNA members for a two-year term to provide a citizen’s perspective.

Criteria for the nomination of the public representative and interpretation

A public representative must:

  • Bring to the board a broad citizen’s perspective that informs and strengthens policy and strategy at the board table.
  • Be an experienced leader.
  • Ideally have previous experience on a national board of directors.
  • Have knowledge of the governance of a not-for-profit organization.
  • Not be a current or former member of the nursing or any other health-care profession.
  • Not be a current employee or contractor of CNA or a spouse or family member of a current director, employee or contractor of CNA.
  • Not be a current board or council member of a provincial or territorial nursing association or regulatory body, Canadian Nursing Students’ Association or a Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties board or council.

Nomination form

The call for nominations requires each candidate to provide the following:

  • A completed nomination form for public representative, including the statement of philosophy and an outline of past experience.
  • Biographical information
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A current colour photo
  • Three letters of references