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June 21, 2016

Call for Nominations 2016


The Nominating Committee of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) Board is currently inviting nominations to be considered for the slate of candidates to be presented to the membership at our next Annual General Meeting in Fall 2016.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic new Board members who are interested in building CRIAW’s research capacity and diversifying our funding base, by assisting with increasing our individual members and developing new funding partners. We are lalso ooking for new members with financial/budget expertise.

CRIAW is committed to an intersectional approach to research and our governance. The criteria for board selection consist of a matrix that includes:

  • regional representation (B.C., Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic and Territories);
  • representation from the four following equity groups: Aboriginal women, racialized women, women with disabilities, and lesbian, bisexual or transgendered persons;
  • language;
  • skills (see below);
  • community-based and university-based researchers; and
  • expressed level of commitment.

The CRIAW Board is made up of 8-15 members.  

Within the matrix described above, the nominating committee, in developing its slate of officers, is seeking to identify members who could bring a combination of the following skills to the Board:

  • fundraising expertise;
  • grant writing experience;
  • financial experience regarding budget, CRA regulations, and/or sitting on a finance committee;
  • legal expertise;
  • governance and/or policy development experience;
  • research experience – academic and/or community based;
  • working within intersectional feminist frameworks.

CRIAW members who are interested in either nominating another member or themselves to the slate of officers should do so by August 5, 2016, submitting their application and resume to All board members must be CRIAW members (information on membership is available at CRIAW Board members serve a three year term which is renewable once. CRIAW Board members are expected to provide eight to ten hours a month of their time for Board-related activities.

Find the application form here