Nomination form: click here

 We are looking for diverse, engaged and passionate candidates to sit on this dynamic board. To enable Wounds Canada to meet its mandates, we are currently seeking two individuals to join the board of directors. If you are a patient or a member of Canada’s Indigenous community and would like to make a difference in the health of Canadians in the areas of skin health and wound prevention and management, we invite you to submit an application along with the required supporting documentation by April 19, 2019.

Recruitment Process for the Board of Directors

Requirements for the nomination and appointment process 
  • Over the age of eighteen (18) years
  • A member of Wounds Canada in good standing for a minimum of 2 years.*
  • Two letters of reference
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Interview with the nominations committee and as requested by Wounds Canada's Board of Directors
* (If the Board requires specific expertise this requirement may be waived by the President of Wounds Canada). 
Role of the Wounds Canada Board of Directors  
  • Serve as ambassadors of the organization
  • Fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future
  • Adopt sound, ethical and legal governance and financial management
  • Ensure adequate resources to advance our mission
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Regularly attend and participate in meetings of the Board (2/3 of yearly scheduled meetings) and apply informed judgement to issues before the Board by asking questions, expressing views and making recommendations as appropriate
  • Prepare for meetings by reading/reviewing the agendas and other materials provided in advance
  • Be responsible for reviewing and approving the’ strategic plan
  • Review and approve the annual proposed budget and financial audit
  • Oversee the management of Wounds Canada
  • Review and approve the internal controls and operating policies and procedures
  • Consider and approve all matters posing a significant impact on stakeholders of Wounds Canada
  • Review and approve any transactions outside the normal course of business
  • Provide input to the President for CEO annual evaluation
  • Act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of Wounds Canada, and with the diligence and care of a reasonably prudent person
  • Ensure personal compliance with Wounds Canada’s guidelines for conduct, including the bylaws, and terms of reference
Characteristics of a Wounds Canada Board Director
  • Demonstrates leadership within wound care, their community or region
  • Committed to the Mission and Vision of Wounds Canada
  • Dedicated to improving outcomes for those who suffer from wounds
  • Represent Wounds Canada as an ambassadors to the organization
  • Accountable for stewardship and performance
  • Demonstrate integrity based on honesty and objectivity
  • Demonstrate loyalty to the organization, its staff and other Board members
  • Respect decisions made on a majority basis
Appointments to the Board will be guided by:
  • Merit-  the skills and experience that the candidate brings to the Board
  • Diversity-  the candidates background, skill and experience
  • Strategic Direction-  the candidate’s capacity to assist the Wounds Canada achieve its strategic direction
  • Probity-  the candidates commitment to the values and principles of Wounds Canada  
 
Terms of Office
Terms of office will be pursuant to bylaw Number 1: 5.4 which states
“Subsequent directors shall be elected by the members and the directors so elected, as, of and from the date hereof, shall have a term of office of three(3) years, provided that the directors currently serving a term of office shall continue to be directors until their term of office (as originally established) is completed and expires. Further provided that no director, unless such director is also an officer of the Corporation in which case such director shall not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms as a director, except if such restriction is waived or modified by a vote of not less than two-thirds(2/3) of the members at any meeting.”
Size and Composition of Board *
The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the board of directors, may be known and referred to as directors, trustees or governors and who may exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Corporation that are not by the by-laws or by statute expressly directed or required to be done in some other manner. The number of directors on the Board shall be a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of fifteen (15). 
* The size and composition of the Board of Directors will be decided by the President of Wounds Canada
 
Regional Representation*
The Board of directors shall have regional representation from across Canada. 
 
* Regional representation will be decided by the President of Wounds Canada
 
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Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing skin health and wound management in Canada. Dedicated staff and volunteers work to improve the health of Canadians at risk for skin breakdown and the practice of the health-care professionals who care for them.

Friends of the organization include health-care professionals and students, researchers, corporate supporters, government decision-makers, caregivers and, most importantly, patients.

CAWC is dedicated to a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to wound management and prevention to improve the health of Canadians.  Our Association focuses our efforts in key areas:

CAWC Focus:

  1. Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes

  2. Public advocacy and education on how to prevent and manage wounds

  3. Research to enhance understanding of effective wound management and prevention

  4. Creating and nurturing partnerships to support the CAWC’s goals of improving patient outcomes

  5. Professional education to enhance health professionals’ knowledge, skills and attitudes

  • General wound education offered in various locations in Canada throughout the year as well as online

  • Specific diabetic foot education in the form of workshops to professionals with a special interest in managing the complications of the diabetic foot

  • The largest wound-specific conference in Canada, This year it will be held in Toronto in 2015, October 29-Nov 1

  • Multiple publications sent to the largest skin and wound database in the country

  • Educational messages sent via social media channels

2. Public information and education on how to prevent and manage wounds

  • Peer-led onsite workshops and web-based information on managing diabetic foot complications (PEP program, Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You program)

  • Patient- and family-focused program on the prevention of pressure ulcers

  • Educational messages sent via social media channels • Interactive online community and web information

3. Research to enhance understanding of effective wound prevention and management

  • Joint collaborations with universities, health ministries and industry; e.g., the CAWC, Queen’s University and Ontario’s MOHLTC to evaluate the impact of an interactive online support group relating to diabetes self care; the CAWC and several companies to develop a paper on the role of advanced therapies in the management of diabetic foot ulcers.

4. Creating partnerships & new areas of collaborations

  • Participating in conferences around the country

  • Connecting with Health Canada and provincial health ministries to advance skin health and wound care across Canada

  • Creating partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations with shared interests, universities, provincial and federal health ministries, product companies and private and work-related insurance boards, among others

Getting the Word Out

The CAWC uses multiple methods to deliver education, news, resources and more to our varied audiences.

  • Our publications are well regarded in Canada and around the world. They include WCC (see Publications), Diabetic Foot Canada eJournal (see Publications) as well as new eNewsletters aimed at specific audiences

  • Our general mailing list is targeted to health-professionals interested in skin health and wound care as well as agency/facility and government decision-makers

  • Our multiple websites provide users with resources and news aimed at improving their lives or practice (http://cawc.net, http://www.woundcarecanada.ca, http://www.diabeticfootcommunity.ca, http://www.diabeticfootcanadajournal.com)

  • Our advocacy initiatives have proven impact in the public media, at the government level and within the health-care sector

  • Our social media reach grows every week through active Twitter and Facebook accounts and our active Diabetic Foot Community.

Getting the Word Out

The CAWC uses multiple methods to deliver education, news, resources and more to our varied audiences. • Our publications are well regarded in Canada and around the world. They include WCC (see Publications), Diabetic Foot Canada eJournal (see Publications) as well as new eNewsletters aimed at specific audiences • Our general mailing list is targeted to health-professionals interested in skin health and wound care as well as agency/facility and government decision-makers • Our multiple websites provide users with resources and news aimed at improving their lives or practice (http://cawc.net, http://www.woundcarecanada.ca, http://www.diabeticfootcommunity.ca, http://www.diabeticfootcanadajournal.com) • Our advocacy initiatives have proven impact in the public media, at the government level and within the health-care sector • Our social media reach grows every week through active Twitter and Facebook accounts and our active Diabetic Foot Community.

 

 

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