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2016-2017 Committee / Comité 

 

Chair / Président

Kevin Kelloway

Sub-Committee on Designated Board Seats

Nick Skinner
Joseph Snyder
Shelley Goodwin

Sub-Committee on At-Large Board Seats

Elizabeth Church 
Wendy Josephson
Pierre Berube

Contact the Committee / Contactez le comité

governance@cpa.ca

 

Terms of Reference

1.  The Nominating Committee shall consist of seven members: a chairperson and three members appointed from each of the following Sub-Committees:

A.  Sub-Committee on Designated Board Seats

i. Designated Board Seats in this Section means those Directorships referred to in By-Law IV - Bord of Dir

ii.  Three members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Committee on Sections to form this Sub-Committee from among the members or designates of the Committee on Sections at the annual meeting of the Committee on Sections during the Canadian Psychological Association Convention held the year prior to the election.

iii.  At least four months before the date of the next annual meeting, this Sub-Committee shall receive nominations from the Sections for the Designated Board Seats which are available in any given election year.

The Sub-Committee shall verify the eligibility of proposed candidates.

Any CPA Member or Fellow who is a member of a Section(s) may submit a nomination(s) to any Section(s) of which they are a member.

The Sections shall establish their own procedures for the consideration of nominations received from their members for Designated Board Seats.

iv.  Should there be two or more eligible candidates for a specific designated Board Seat the Sub-Committee shall direct the Committee on Elections to conduct an election.

Should there be only one eligible candidate for a particular Designated Board Seat by the deadline, the candidate shall be deemed to have been elected by acclamation.

Should there be no eligible candidate for a particular Designated Board Seat by the deadline, the Board of Directors shall appoint a Member or  Fellow to fill the Seat for one year.

B.  Sub-Committee on At-Large Board Seats 

i.  At-Large Board Seats means those Directorships referred to in By-Law IV Section 1(e).

ii.  The Board of Directors shall appoint, at least six months before the date of the next annual meeting, three other members of the Nominating Committee to serve on this Sub-Committee on the recommendation of the Chair of the Nominating Committee. These persons shall be appointed with consideration given to sex, geography, discipline sub-type, and language.

The Board may direct the Sub-Committee on At-Large Board Seats to restrict the candidates for one of the Director-at-Large positions to Fellows and Members of a specific geographic region, sex, sub-discipline interest, educational background (Masters, doctoral level), or language group in the interests of promoting Board representativeness.

iii.  At least four months before the date of the next annual meeting, this Sub-Committee shall receive and review nominations for At-Large Board Seats.

The Sub-Committee shall verify the eligibility of proposed candidates.

To be included as a candidate on the ballot, any eligible Member or Fellow must be nominated in a particular year by five or more of the Members or Fellows eligible to vote.

iv.  Should there be two or more eligible candidates for a specific At Large Board Seat the Sub-Committee shall direct the Committee on Elections to conduct an election.

Should there be only one eligible candidate for a specific At-Large Board Seat, by the deadline, the candidate shall be deemed to have been elected by acclamation.

Should there be no eligible candidate for a specific At-Large Board Seat by the deadline the Board of Directors shall appoint a Member or Fellow to fill the seat for one year.

2.  Chair

The Chair of the Nominating Committee shall be the Past-President.

3.  Committee of the Whole

A.  At least four months before the date of the next annual meeting, the Nominating Committee, acting as a Committee of the Whole, shall receive and review the nominations for President-Elect.

The Committee of the Whole shall verify the eligibility of proposed candidates.

To be included on the ballot, any eligible Member or Fellow must be nominated in a particular year by five or more of the Members or Fellows eligible to vote.

B.  Should there be two or more eligible candidates for President-Elect the Committee of the Whole shall direct the Committee on Elections to conduct an election.

Should there be only one eligible candidate for President-Elect by the deadline, the candidate shall be deemed to have been elected by acclamation.

Should there be no eligible candidate for President-Elect by the deadline the Board of Directors shall appoint a Director to fill the position for one year, as prescribed in By-Law IV (3).

4.  Additional Duties

The Nominating Committee shall:

  • Monitor the representativeness of the Board and report this to the Members and Fellows in the Committee's annual report.
  • Prepare the required election ballot for transmission to the Executive Director who will be responsible for its distribution to the Members and Fellows eligible to vote.