Board of Directors – CommunityWise is currently accepting applications

 
 

Board of Directors Application Process

The role of the CommunityWise Board of Directors is to represent the needs, interests and vision of the communities and organizations involved in the space, as well as to contribute to the governance of CommunityWise as a whole. The Board is accountable to the Theory of Change and Strategic Plan created and updated by the Board and Staff Collective in an ongoing process each year.  

CommunityWise Board of Directors Terms of Reference, 2017 (click to download)

Board Eligibility:

Representatives of CommunityWise Tenant Member organizations and Associate Member organizations, as well as representatives of wider community are eligible to serve on the CommunityWise Board. As per CommunityWise’s bylaws, the Board of Directors shall consist of an even division between Tenant Members, Associate Members and Community representatives (up to a maximum of 15 Board Members).  In cases where this is not possible priority will be given to Tenant Members.

The Board aims to represent the diversity of organizations, communities and individuals who share space at CommunityWise.  CommunityWise values equity and recognizes barriers to joining a board, such as time commitment, child care, scheduling, language barriers and intimidating application processes. If you are interested in joining the board, we will do our best to work with you to overcome barriers.

Board Members must be willing to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks alongside members of the Staff Collective and Board. 

Application Procedure:

Prospective Board Members are asked to provide written responses to the following questions, in addition to submitting a short written biography:

1) What is your interest in joining the board?

2) What are your perspectives, skills, experience that you will bring to the Board?

3) What group(s), organization(s) or community(ies) do you represent, participate in, or identify with?

4) Anti-Racist Organizational Change is a current strategic focus of CommunityWise. What do you hope to contribute to this work? What do you hope to learn?

Application Deadline:

The deadline for submitting an application to join the CommunityWise Board of Directors is one month prior to the Annual General Meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of May (applications are also accepted year round in the event that positions on the Board become available). The 2017 application deadline is April 18.

2016-2017 CommunityWise Board of Directors

Susan Bareshinbone – Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, Corinne Craig – Seeds Connections, Lori DeLuca – Community Member, Ernesto Gudino – Venezuelan Canadian Community Association, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Reg Tiangha – Gear Station, Helen Mok – Foothills Library Association, Mitiku Baissa Wakwaya – Oromo Society Network of Calgary

Past Board of Directors

2015-2016

Susan Bareshinbone – Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, Ginger Carlson – Untitled Art Society, Corinne Craig – Seeds Connections, Lori DeLuca – Community Member, Tove Engebretsen – Community Member, Ernesto Gudino – Venezuelan Canadian Community Association, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Sierra Love – Arusha Centre, Brett Mason – Calgary Outlink, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Reg Tiangha – Gear Station, Sally Truss – This is My City.

2014-2015

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, John Brook – Chinook Country Historical Society,  Ginger Carlson – Untitled Art Society, Lori DeLuca – Community Member, Tove Engebretsen – Community Member, Tony Grimes – Gear Station, Ernesto Gudino – Venezuelan Canadian Community Association, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Sierra Love – Arusha Centre, Brett Mason – Calgary Outlink, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Sally Truss – This is My City.

2013-2014

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, Mike Byerley – Next-Up, David Campenella – Parkland Institute, Stacy Greanya – SupportWorks, Tony Grimes – Gear Station, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Jessica McCarrel – Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member.

2012-2013

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery Mike Byerley – Next Up, David Campenella – Parkland Institute, Brenda Lieberman – Calgary Underground Film Festival, Sierra Love – Community Member, Kristin Marquardt – Sustainable Alberta Association, Erin McFarlane – Arusha Centre Society, Sylvia Miotti – Beltline Fitness Centre, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Bobbie Todd – Calgary Society of Independent Film makers, Mussie Yemane – Eritrean Canadian Association, Tammie Zielinski – Amnesty International.