Welcome Potential Board Members!
Youth in Care Canada (formerly The National Youth in Care Network) is a national non-profit, charitable organization driven and staffed by youth and alumni from child welfare systems across Canada. The organization represents the opinions and concerns of youth in and from care and increases awareness about the needs of these youth through research, outreach, advocacy and engagement at the national level. To learn more about our organization please visit www.youthincare.ca.

To be eligible to sit on the Youth in Care Canada (YICC) Board of Directors, you must meet the following criteria:

• Be 18 years of age or older;
• Be a current or former youth in care of a Canadian Child Welfare Authority;
• Be a member of YICC in good standing (the membership application form can be found at www.youthincare.ca/become-a-member/); and
• Submit a complete Board of Directors Application Form online AND send your CV separately by e-mail to recruitment@youthincare.ca

This form will guide you through the steps required to apply to be a YICC board member. YICC is very interested in hearing more about you and all of your amazing skills, knowledge and experience.

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

With this position comes responsibilities and decision-making powers that will shape the direction and future of the organization. You will be part of an amazing team of people and a unique youth-driven organization. As a voting board member elected to a two-year term, you will be responsible for the following:

1. Attending at least 4 board meetings (minimum of 90 minutes each) per year;
2. Serving on at least one standing board committee (a 90-minute meeting, once per month);
3. Participating in one in-person board retreat per year;
4. Being a board contact or ambassador at various conferences and/or public events; and
5. Committing to check and reply to e-mails two to three times per week.

* Please note, the board terms are for two years. In addition, the YICC Board of Directors is a “working board” which means that board members will be required to assume tasks/duties that would otherwise be delegated to paid office staff *

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The following steps outline our Board Member application process:

Step I: Applications received. (Application Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018)
Step II: Evaluation—applications are reviewed by the YICC Executive Committee
Step III: Interviews—applicants are interviewed by members of the YICC Executive Committee
Step IV: Nominations—candidates are nominated at the YICC electronic AGM meeting (October 2018)
Step V: Notification & Orientation-- elected candidates are notified by October 31, 2018 and new board member orientation is scheduled.

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