Becoming a CLS Board Member

Do your personal values align with those of the Community Living Society? Are you passionate about participating in a not-for-profit community living organization? Do you have ideas about how we can enhance the lives of people with disability and their families?

The Community Living Society thrives on the vision, guidance and support of its volunteer board. If you have an interest in supporting the work of CLS and are looking for an opportunity to offer your ideas, expertise and energy to the organization, we invite you to contact us.

Each year, the Nominations Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors about particular expertise or experience that would benefit the society. They may approach particular individuals with those qualifications, as well as review those of any people who have expressed interest in board membership. The Nominations Committee presents a slate of potential candidates for membership to the entire board, and new board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in June.

Incoming board members are welcomed by the Orientation Committee, where they receive an introduction to the history of the organization, its mandate, goals, achievements, as well as current and future challenges. The orientation process highlights the programs and services that are offered by CLS, outlines the management structure, and gives details of board specifics such as responsibilities and terms.

If you are interested in more information about becoming a CLS board member, click here to email Glen McKinnon, chair of the Nominations Committee.