Join our board of directors

2023 board of directors.

Join our board of directors and lend your voice to speak for retirement security for our members and all Canadians.

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!


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

In 2023, the following three-year positions will also be open for election: Vice President and directors from the Prairies and Northwest Territories, Ontario and Ottawa/Nunavut districts. Nominations for these positions will officially open on Oct. 19, 2023.

If you’re interested in joining the National Association of Federal Retirees' board of directors, or if you would like more information, please email to contact the nominating committee. The nominations process for these four positions closes on March 27, 2024.

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.


Due to a vacancy for the director position in the Ottawa & Nunavut District, the nominations committee has been tasked with recommending candidates to the Board, who will then proceed with an appointment to fill that position for the remainder of the term (i.e., ending in June 2024).

If you reside within the Ottawa & Nunavut District and are interested in joining the National Association of Federal Retirees' board of directors and lending your voice to speak for the security of retirement for our members and all Canadians, or if you would like more information, please email to contact the nominations committee. Candidates can submit their nomination forms until Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, at 17:00 ET.