Vacancy for Director-at-Large in Canada


Deadline: 15 may 2020

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

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?

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

  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 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)

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