FSC Board nominations 2021-2022

Each year, FSC's Board of Directors reviews our priorities and upcoming activities to guide recruitment of candidates to join the board. 

In 2021-2022, we are looking for 3 -5 new board members who share our commitment to collaborative food systems transformation. The Board will continue to steward changes to ensure FSC’s governance is reflective of grassroots voices and the diversity of the food movement, centering Indigenous, Black, and racialized leaders, communities and policy demands; reimagining future membership and engagement; and advancing food policy to create a more healthy, just, and sustainable food system. FSC is continuing to integrate practices of anti-oppression, anti-racism and decolonization and we are seeking board members who can help support this ongoing work.

While directors sit on the Board in their individual capacity (i.e., they are not expected to represent entire regions, groups or sectors), we continually strive to have the board reflect the diversity of food movements from coast to coast to coast. If an organization or network would like to support a particular candidate for the FSC Board, applicants can include the name of the supporting organization or network in their expression of interest. 

We value and will privilege applications from individuals who are rooted in movements for equity and justice, as well as applications from equity-deserving groups (including racialized groups, Indigenous communities, LGBTQ2s+, people living with disabilities, and those with lived experience of food insecurity), who are typically underrepresented on not-for-profit boards.

This year, we are particularly seeking applicants who are Indigenous, and who have experience working with First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit communities. We are also seeking applications from individuals based in Atlantic Canada and the Prairies.

We will be prioritizing applicants who have strong experience in:

  • Anti-oppression and anti-racism work,
  • Non-profit governance, including progressive membership models, 
  • Social economy organizing, movement building, programming, etc.
  • Food systems labour organizations,
  • Financial planning and fundraising, and/or
  • Supporting people and planning in organizational contexts, particularly pan-Canadian, bilingual social purpose environments

If you would like to submit an expression of interest to join our Board of Directors :

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Submit an expression of interest by filling out the online nomination form by Friday August 27th, 2021. If you prefer to express your interest by email or phone call, please get in touch with Naomi Robert at naomi.m.robert@gmail.com.

Access the online form

Candidates who are a good fit with our work will be contacted for an interview with a member of the Nominations Committee (expected dates of interviews in September 2021). 

The Nominations Committee and current Board of Directors will recommend candidates for 2021-2022 Board of Directors based on the needs of the organization at this time. Those candidates will be presented to the membership in advance of our Annual General Meeting (Date/Location TBD - anticipated in January 2022). Members attending the AGM will vote to approve the slate of candidates proposed by the Board.