Become of Member of Our Board of Directors

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s mission is to bring Canadian books (in various media) and young readers together to foster a lifelong love of reading. Its vision is that all Canadians be given the opportunity to read books created by Canadian authors and illustrators. At the heart of our work at the Canadian Children’s Book Centre is our love for the books that get published in Canada each year, and our commitment to raising awareness of the quality and variety of Canadian books for young readers.  The CCBC Board is excited to put its call out for new board members to represent all areas of Canada. Your passion and dedication will guide the CCBC for the next three years to reach more kids, educators and families by overseeing the work of the CCBC’s new strategic plan. Come join our team!

Authority and Responsibility

The Board shall provide governance and oversight of the activities and affairs of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as per the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

Qualifications

  • A strong belief and passion in and commitment to the mission and goals of the CCBC.
  • A background in human resources, accounting, and/or fundraising strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Some background in children’s literature (publishing, author, marketing, etc.) is ideal but not essential.
  • Able to commit to giving time and energy to the organization.
  • Previous governance experience preferred, but not necessary. 
  • As our ongoing mission to regional diversity, we encourage candidates from Northern Canada (Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories)/Rural areas/Quebec/British Columbia areas.

Requirements

Every Director shall be an individual who is:

  • Eighteen (18) years of age,
  • a member or, within thirty (30) days of notice from the Board, becomes a member of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Term 

Directors shall be elected at an annual general meeting in accordance with the terms of the CCBC’s By-laws. Each Director shall be elected for an initial term of 3 years. Each Director is eligible for election for a further consecutive term of 3 years.

General Responsibilities

The Board of Directors oversee matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel, and advocacy.

Directors must:

1.         Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received

from the Board, its committees, and staff,

2.         Monitor all Board policies,

3.         Monitor budgets and approve operating budget,

4.         Approve and monitor the strategic direction of the CCBC,

5.         Evaluate the Executive Director,

6.         Advocate for the CCBC’s mission, goals, and programming,

7.         Participate on committees as necessary.

Time Commitment

  • Six to Eight Board Meetings annually,
  • There are no standing Committees; however, ad hoc Committees are established when required,
  • Travel is not required as most activities are done remotely.
  • 3-4 hours a month.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment that is reflective of our membership and communities.  We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the appointment process as required. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance. Any information relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Applications due May 14, 2022. E-mail rose@bookcentre.ca a cover letter and resume to apply.