Opportunities for Membership on OECM’s Board of Directors

OECM’s current Board consists of 12 Directors elected for three-year renewable terms.

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional or corporate director with relevant experience in the private, public, or non-profit sectors. A designation from the Institute for Corporate Directors (the ICD.D Designation) or from Directors’ College (the C.Dir. Designation) or an interest in pursuing these designations would be an asset.

To ensure the Board has a reasonable balance of diversity and fresh perspectives, we are also seeking candidates who demonstrate “advanced” to “expert” knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Government Relations / Advocacy

Time Commitment

Board and Committee Meetings
The Board structure consists typically of a minimum of four meetings per year, and Board members may be required to serve on up to two (2) Committees. The Committee structure consists of a minimum of four meetings per year. Board and Committee meetings can be up to three hours in duration. Additional meetings may be added at the discretion of the Board or Committee Chair.

Board Retreat
Board members are also expected to participate in the annual Board Retreat which is conducted in combination with a regular Board meeting. The Retreat is typically held offsite in downtown Toronto and is usually comprised of two half days sessions held over two days.

Meeting Locations
Meetings are usually held at OECM offices (Sheppard & Victoria Park in Toronto) and can be attended in person or via tele/video conference.

Position Term

Candidates will be asked to make a three-year commitment with a maximum board term of nine years.

Board Member Remuneration

Directors of the board are compensated in recognition of the accountabilities and responsibilities associated with governing OECM, and in recognition of the time required for Directors to fulfill their duties.

Board members are compensated on an annual retainer basis. The current annual retainer for a Board member is $17,500 per year. Directors who hold a Board or Committee Chair position are compensated at a higher level in alignment with the additional responsibilities and time commitment required of the position.

Board members are eligible for a Discretionary Spending Allowance of $2,500.

Travel expenses are reimbursed as per Board policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

In accordance with OECM’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Statement, OECM recognizes and embraces the value of diversity at all levels within the organization, including at the Board level.

Diversity is an important consideration in identifying and assessing candidates to recommend for nomination or appointment to the Board, in conjunction with a merit-based approach. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.

We continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and processes that encourage the recruitment of qualified female candidates. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If your experience is close to what is listed in this package, please still consider applying.

To Apply

To apply, please complete the Applicant Package. The application deadline is Friday, July 7, 2023.

Please let us know if you require accommodation during this interview process.

Successful candidates must complete and obtain a satisfactory background check which may include educational, employment, references, and criminal records (for which a pardon has not been granted) checks.

Applicants must reside and be legally eligible to work in Canada.

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