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Call for Nominations: BTC Board of Directors

Be Part of the Success

The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, with each member serving a minimum three-year term. In accordance with the BTC by-laws, elections are held for the membership to select qualified directors to fill any vacancies arising each year. This year's election will be held at the BTC Annual Meeting on September 22, 2018, hosted by the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club in Red Bay.

At the upcoming BTC Annual Meeting, the Board is seeking to fill one vacancy.  The base eligibility criteria, as set out in the BTC by-laws and in provincial laws, require that director candidates must:
1.    be a member in good standing of the BTC;
2.    be 18 years of age;
3.    not be an undischarged bankrupt;
4.    not be found under Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 or under the Mental Health Act to be incapable of managing property;
5.    not be found to be incapable by any court in Canada or elsewhere; and
6.    not be an "ineligible individual" under the Income Tax Act.

The one vacancy requires the successful candidate to demonstrate sufficient affinity with the Dufferin Hi-Land Club.  In addition, the BTC's Nominations for the Board Policy requires that directors possess core competencies and attributes which include demonstrating a commitment to the BTC's mission and values, a willingness to be open-minded and to think strategically.  In addition, an ability to devote the necessary time required to be a fully participating member of the Board is required. Board meetings are held six times a year, usually the first Saturday of the month in September, October, December, February, April and June.  Meetings are usually held at the BTC head office in Dundas.  In addition, directors typically sit on Board committees, are expected to set an example by pledging a personal financial commitment and are encouraged to take active roles in fundraising campaigns.

The Governance Committee has established a Nominating Team to oversee the nomination process on behalf of the Board. The Nominating Team will take the above factors, as well as additional skills-based requirements of the Board, into account in vetting potential candidates.

All members wishing to be considered for a director position should download this Nomination Form:

Nomination Form - BTC Board of Directors (.pdf, 124.3 KB)

Mail, email or fax the completed form to:
The Bruce Trail Conservancy

Attn: Executive Assistant
Mail: PO Box 857, Hamilton, ON  L8N 3N9
Fax: 905-628-8081

Nominations are to be received by the BTC head office by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2018.
Candidates are strongly recommended to submit their completed nomination form well in advance of this deadline.

At the conclusion of the nominations vetting process, the Board will decide on a recommended slate of candidates equal to the number of vacancies for presentation to the members at the Annual Meeting. All candidates who submitted nominations will be notified of the Board's decision.  

The Board believes that the process followed for the nomination and election of directors is measured and fair. The slate of recommended candidates are those who would create the most balanced board with the skills and knowledge required to oversee the activities of the BTC.  

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Anjlee Patel of the Nominating Team at