Since the formation of
Co-operatives and Mutuals of Canada (CMC)
in 2014, the international development division of the previous Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) have been working towards an amalgamation into one international development organization. Recently, CCA's member, CMC, approved this amalgamation in the form of a charitable foundation. The new Board of Directors will now lead a charitable organization that raises funds for international development projects and plans and supports the delivering of those projects.
Candidates should have a
strong connection to Canadian co-operatives and/or credit unions, as well as
interest/experience in international development and a
belief in supporting co-operative programs in developing countries as a means of reducing poverty on a sustainable basis. We are looking for individuals with skillsets in the following areas: business development, change management, communications, fundraising, human resources, leadership, financial management, risk management, marketing, strategic planning and governance and ethics.
Board member duties and responsibilities will include
representing CDF/CCA to stakeholders and the public,
careful stewardship of the organization's resources,
due-diligence relating to programs and projects, and
ensuring that CDF/CCA operates with ethics and integrity.
Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
- Completed Application Form
- Cover letter and resume
- A letter of support from a senior executive or Board Chair of your organization
Deadline for Applications.
The application package outlined above must be submitted in confidence by email to
no later than
4:00 p.m. EST Friday, May 19, 2017.