BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR BOARD
There are many roles a board member can fill in an organization like ours such as the general management of the organization, fund raising, community out-reach, technical skills such as IT, social media co-ordinator, legal and accounting assistance and much more. Whatever skills you can bring to the operations of Urban Safari we welcome you to express your interest – you can make a difference!
In order to request to be a member of our Board, you must meet the following requirements as mandated by the BC Societies Act:
(1) A person is qualified to be a director of a society only if the person is an individual who is at least 18 years of age.
(2) Despite subsection (1), an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age is qualified to be a director of a society if provided for in the regulations.
(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), an individual is not qualified to be a director of a society if the individual is
(a) found by any court, in Canada or elsewhere, to be incapable of managing the individual’s own affairs,
(b) an undischarged bankrupt, or
(c) convicted in or out of British Columbia of an offence in connection with the promotion, formation or management of a corporation or unincorporated entity, or of an offence involving fraud, unless
(i) the court orders otherwise,
(ii) 5 years have elapsed since the last to occur of
(A) the expiration of the period set for suspension of the passing of sentence without a sentence having been passed,
(B) the imposition of a fine,
(C) the conclusion of the term of any imprisonment, and
(D) the conclusion of the term of any probation imposed, or
(iii) a pardon was granted or issued, or a record suspension was ordered, under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) and the pardon or record suspension, as the case may be, has not been revoked or ceased to have effect.
Express your interest today!
We are a very diverse group and always happy to welcome people from all backgrounds. The resume allows us to get to know you a bit. You are also welcome to attend a board meeting and introduce yourself. Since Covid is still an issue in our communities board meetings are held online.
After you get to know us and we get to know you, your membership can be voted upon by the existing Board of Directors or you can wait until the next AGM and be voted in by the membership.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BOARD LET US KNOW AND SEND YOUR RESUME TO firstname.lastname@example.org.