Call for Nominations and Election Committee members


Application period for the 2020 Nominations and Elections Committee members is now open.

We’re seeking members for the Nominations and Election Committee!

The Nominations and Election Committee oversees Vancity’s annual Board of Directors’ Election in accordance with the applicable legislation, the Vancity Rules, and the Election Guidelines. The Committee’s responsibilities include:

  • conducting interviews of prospective candidates; and
  • assessing prospective candidates to determine which ones should be recommended to the membership.

The Committee is comprised of directors and members-at-large, with the latter forming the majority. Members selected to serve on the Committee will begin their terms in October 2020.

Are you interested in serving on the Nominations and Election Committee for the 2021 Board of Directors’ Election? If so, you are invited to apply by submitting an application by Friday, August 21, 2020.


You are eligible to serve on Vancity’s Nominations and Election Committee if you:

  • are aged 19 years or over;
  • have been a Vancity member for at least one year prior to applying to be appointed to the Committee;
  • are a member in good standing;
  • have no unresolved credit issues or criminal charges1; and
  • are not employed by Vancouver City Savings Credit union, any of its subsidiaries, or the Vancity Community Foundation.


The Committee seeks applicants who have all or a majority of the following qualifications:

  • experience:
    • serving on selection committees, conducting interviews, and assessing applicants2; and
    • serving on a board or reporting to a board;
  • demonstrated:
    • community leadership; and
    • decision-making ability;
  • strong communication skills, effective judgment, respect for others, integrity, and listening skills;
  • reflect the communities Vancity serves to ensure diversity of thought, background, and experience;
  • understanding of:
    • Vancity’s mission and values, and co-operatives in general;
    • financial, social, and environmental performance and impact; and
    • election practices, governance, the financial industry, and social media;
  • the ability to make a substantial commitment of time from October 2020 through to May 2021.


Non director members of the Committee will receive an honorarium of $4,000.00 to be paid following the completion of the Committees’ work in May 2021.

Application Deadline

If you’re interested in becoming a member of this committee, we look forward to hearing from you.

Email to submit your résumé and a cover letter highlighting the skills and experience you would bring to this role. This email address may also be used to contact the Governance team with any questions.

Remember to submit your application by noon Friday, August 21, 2020.


1All Committee members are required to undergo a background check, which includes a criminal records check.
2 Each year, the Committee is asked to identify and recommend to the Board five candidates for the three available director positions.