Call for Nominees to the Board of Directors 2023

July 7, 2023

Call for Nominees to the Board of Directors

Background on Empower, The Disability Resource Centre

Empower, The Disability Resource Centre is an organization controlled by people with disabilities that is committed to providing support, resources, and opportunities for empowerment that will support people with disabilities to make informed choices about their lives.

Empower, is a community based not-for-profit organization that is committed to the independence of people with disabilities and supports them by providing the information they need to become self-reliant and to make informed choices that positively influence the quality of their lives.  Through a consumer-controlled, cross-disability approach to programs and services, Empower maintains and upholds the utmost respect for people’s dignity and quality of life.

During the past year, Empower delivered services across the province through the following services:

Nomination Package 2023 Annual General Meeting

The Nominating Committee, established by Empower’s Board of Directors, is responsible for recruiting individuals that possess the necessary skills and experience that match the identified needs of our organization, and complement the skill sets of our existing Directors.  Each year at this time, volunteers interested in serving as Board Members are recruited.  For the 2023/2024 fiscal year, it is estimated that there will be approximately three vacancies on the Board of Directors to be filled.


Roles and Expectations of the Board of Directors

The Board’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

What Are We Looking For In A Board Director

It is the goal of the Nominating Committee to recruit individuals interested in contributing to Empower by sharing their skills and experiences in any of the following areas:


Recruitment and Nomination Process

The Nominating Committee recruits volunteers to fill vacant positions on the Board of Directors and prepares a slate for presentation at the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday,
August 19, 2023 at North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park.

All nominees are required to complete and submit a Nomination Form by 4:00 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

Individuals nominated to the Board of Directors are required to attend the Annual General Meeting and shall be given the opportunity to speak, if they chose, to their nomination for a maximum of three minutes.

Please note that nominations will not be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.

External Link (Google Forms): Complete Empower’s Nomination Form