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Calls to Serve on CIRA 2012 Board Election Nomination Committee

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is organization that manages Canada’s .CA domain name registry. They also develop policies that support Canada’s Internet community. The 2012 CIRA Board of Directors Elections are coming up and the first part of that process is to round up a group of Canadian professionals to serve on the Nomination Committee.

The Nomination Committee’s role is to solicit and select qualified Candidates for the Nomination Committee Slate of CIRA’s Board Election. The Nomination Committee consists of six to 12 individuals appointed by CIRA’s Board of Directors to identify a roster of Candidates who represent the diverse geographical, gender, linguistic, cultural, and professional make-up of Canada to help CIRA achieve its mission and strategic objectives.

The Benefits of Serving on the Nomination Committee

  • Serve a two-year term with the objective of building a Member-elected Board of Directors that represents a wide range of views and interests.
  • Make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of .CA and Canadian Internet policy.
  • Network and learn from professionals from across Canada.
  • Gain valuable insight and experience around technical innovation, Internet policy and organizational governance.
  • Select Candidates at a meeting in Ottawa. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The Responsibilities of Serving on the Nomination Committee

  • Solicit names of individuals who could help position CIRA and .CA for operational excellence.
  • Develop and provide to the Board a list of skills, experience and demographic criteria for Directors, necessary to ensure balanced representation and effective governance that will help CIRA achieve its goals.
  • Provide CIRA’s Board of Directors and Members a slate of Candidates from which the Members will elect Directors.
  • Identify, interview, and check references of prospective Candidates, as required, for vacant positions on the Board.

Application deadline is January 20, 2012! Apply today

Review the Selection criteria

Learn more about CIRA’s Election process.

Review CIRA’s by-laws.

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