2016 Call for Board Director Nominations
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
The CASP Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for Director Positions commencing December 2016 for 2 year and 4 year terms. Board member responsibilities include:
- Attend regular meetings (conference call and/or video conference) of the CASP Board of Directors, which are each approximately two hours in duration. The board meets at least eight (8) times per year. Be accessible for personal contact in between board meetings via email correspondence and phone calls.
- Provide leadership to board committees. Each board director is expected to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee. This requires a number of meetings per year plus individual committee task completion time. Presently committees include Knowledge Exchange and Communications, Research, Fund Development, Survivors and Executive.
- Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at board meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the board.
- Responsibly review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board for action.
- Participate in the annual board development and planning retreat of each year prior to Annual Conference.
- In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of CASP.
The current CASP board is comprised of a diverse group of service providers, researchers, administrators, policy makers and survivors representing many regions of Canada. We are also inviting individuals who have an interest in Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, and supporting a national coordinating body with professional and personal expertise in the following;
- Organizational strategic planning
- Business development and financial management
- Fund-raising (both professional fund-raisers and those with leverage in getting funds)
- Background in law
- From the Inuit community
- Persons representing the Western and Maritime regions
- Persons with lived experience of suicide
- From the LGBTQ community
All nominations must be accompanied by a letter outlining the person’s work in suicide prevention and a 100-word statement must be emailed about the nominee to be included with the ballot and a letter by the person that he/she is willing to stand for nomination. Please include the nominee’s mailing address, email address, telephone, and fax numbers.