The Internet belongs to all of us and impacts every aspect of our lives.

Join CIRA’s Nomination Committee

By joining the nomination committee you can influence the future development of the organization and support our important work to build a better online Canada by helping to recruit a balanced and high performance board of directors. 

Joining the nomination committee

Your role as a nomination committee member

The nomination committee’s role is to seek and select qualified candidates for the nomination committee slate of CIRA's board of directors election. Its focus is to select professional candidates for CIRA’s board of directors that represents a wide range of views and interests, ultimately contributing to the strategic direction of the organization.

As a member of the nomination committee it’s your responsibility to:

  • Solicit experienced Canadians who can help guide CIRA  in its goal of building a better online Canada.
  • Develop and provide to the board a list of skills, experience and demographic criteria for directors.
  • Provide CIRA's Board of directors and Members a slate of candidates from which the Members will elect directors.
  • Identify, interview, and check references of prospective candidates.
  • Commit up to five days for candidate review and selection, depending on the number of applications received.
  • Select candidates at a meeting in Ottawa in July. (Travel expenses will be reimbursed.)

Desired skills and experience

We are seeking Canadians who have:

  • current governance experience (mandatory);
  • experience identifying and selecting  superior candidates;
  • experience in relevant industry sectors;
  • a passion  for Canada's Internet.

How to join the nomination committee

Joining the nomination committee involves two simple steps:

1.Verify that you are qualified: we are looking for individuals with specific skills and experience. Make sure you qualify before submitting your application.

2.Complete the online application form and upload your resume: applications and resumes will be accepted through on our online application system from April 5, 2016 to April 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET. Late applications will not be accepted.

Your contribution to Canada’s Internet

Members of the nomination committee have the opportunity to:

  • Serve a two-year term with the objective of building a Member-elected board of directors that represents Canada’s wide range of views and interests.
  • Play a key role in the process of evaluating and selecting candidates for a high-performance board at a national level.
  • Apply your skills and experiences to ensure balanced representation and effective governance that will help CIRA achieve its goals.
  • Gain valuable insight and experience around technical innovation, Internet policy and organizational governance.
  • Make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of CIRA and the Internet in Canada.

Important dates and deadlines

Application period begins: April 5, 2016

Application deadline: April 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET

Nomination committee announced: May 2016

82 per cent of Canadians agree that all young people should graduate from high school with basic skills to help them succeed in the digital economy, such as computer coding skills.

Contact us

election@cira.ca
Toll free: 1-877-860-1411
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET