Join our Board of Directors

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We’re seeking dynamic individuals with a track record in executive leadership. If you’re passionate about retirement security, veterans’ rights and health-care policy for older Canadians, we want to hear from you!

This year’s nominations will close at 4:00 p.m. EST on March 11, 2020.

Download the board of directors nomination form.


Serving on the national board of directors is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone who is passionate about leading an organization. The national board champions the importance of retirement security and is committed to working as a cohesive team with a strong voice. Board members are active ambassadors for the Association and are fully engaged in the advancement of its mission.

What you bring to the role

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Business law basics
  • Strategic planning concepts
  • Financial management principles

What you’ll do

Board members are expected to practise good governance and to be aware of the Association’s current policies and advocacy issues. Duties include:

  • Attending five in-person board meetings per year, as well as additional teleconference and web meetings as necessary.
  • Preparing for meetings in advance, to allow for positive participation in discussions.
  • Serving on one or more board committees and participating actively in committee work.
  • Overseeing the Association’s finances and helping the board to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Representing the Association as required and supporting its advocacy and policy positions.

Application process

There are five three-year positions that will come up for election at the June 2020 Annual Meeting of Members: Directors from B.C. & Yukon, Prairie & NWT, Ottawa & Nunavut, Quebec and Atlantic districts. Nominations for all these positions will close at 4:00 p.m. EST on March 11, 2020.

If you’re interested in joining the National Association of Federal Retirees' board of directors and lending your voice to speak for security of retirement for our members and all Canadians, or if you would like more information, please email to contact the nominating committee. The Association is committed to building a culturally diverse board and strongly encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and individuals with disabilities. Spousal members are also welcome to apply.

Please submit the name of the nominee, qualifications of the nominee (including previous Federal Retirees or other volunteer work) and name of the supporting nominators using the board of directors nomination form (PDF).