Nomination form: click here

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that offers immense satisfaction, opportunities for creativity and high impact, Wounds Canada would like to hear from you. Join our Board of Directors and make a difference in the skin health and wound prevention and management of Canadians.

We are currently seeking two dynamic individuals who are passionate about skin health and wound care and would like to join our Board of Directors.

If you are:

  • A primary care physician or prescriber, or
  • An individual living and working in Quebec


  • Demonstrate leadership in wound care in your community or region
  • Are committed to the mission and vision of Wounds Canada
  • Are dedicated to improving outcomes for those who live with wounds
  • Are accountable for stewardship and performance
  • Demonstrate integrity based on honesty and objectivity
  • Respect decisions made on a majority basis,
  • or if you have a colleague* you think would be an asset to the board, we invite you to submit a nomination form, along with the required supporting documentation (outlined below), by March 15, 2021.

* Please ensure the candidate is agreeable to offer their name to stand for nomination prior to submitting the nomination.

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 Wounds Canada's vision and mission
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Regularly attend and participate in meetings of the Board (4 scheduled meetings per year) 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:
  • The background, skills and experience you would bring to the board
  • Your capacity to assist Wounds Canada achieve its strategic direction
  • Your 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
Nomination form: click here

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