The Nominations Committee will conduct a search and interviews for  Board positions through to  March 31, 2017. A slate of candidates will be presented to the Board of Directors meeting on April 6 and selected candidates will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2017.

Our Board of Directors is a volunteer-based governance Board. The role of the Board is to:

  • Develop the organization’s mission, mandate, vision and strategic direction and goals
  • Complete yearly review of the strategic direction and goals
  • Establish and monitor governing policies and practices
  • Establish and monitor annual work plans and budgets providing a strong financial oversight
  • Provide effective governance to ensure organizational sustainability and resilience
  • Promote and support the Christmas Bureau mission, mandate and purpose

A Director on the Christmas Bureau Board will:

  • Actively support the Christmas Bureau’s mission, mandate, values and principles
  • Attend Board/Committee meetings, orientation, planning and evaluation sessions
  • Add ‘value’ to the Board’s deliberations and decisions
  • Actively promote and support the Christmas Bureau’s events and activities

Being a member of the Christmas Bureau Board of Director’s, we can offer you:

  • Opportunity to give back to your community
  • Experience working on a not-for-profit governance board
  • Effective use of your expertise and experience
  • Networking possibilities
  • Opportunity to enhance/grow your knowledge and experience

Candidates who can demonstrate their interest in:

  • Supporting the Christmas Bureau’s mission, values and guiding principles
  • Committing time for Board duties and related activities
  • Bringing knowledge and expertise to the Board / Committee table

Experience in any of the following areas would be an asset:

  • Financial/accounting background
  • Cultural competence and knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
  • Corporate development/funding initiatives

Candidate Application Package should include:

  • Cover letter (one page) outlining your interest in serving on the Christmas Bureau Board of Directors
  • Resume (maximum three pages)
  • Two references


Please submit your application package to:

John Stevens, Nomination Chair

For additional information about the Christmas Bureau or the Board recruitment process, please contact Darlene Kowalchuk, Executive Director, at 780 454 6074 or by email at