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Join the CBS-SCB Board of Directors: 2024 Nominations Now Open

  • Join a dynamic and friendly team.

  • Contribute to the advancement of bioethics in Canada.

  • Promote the causes of the Society.

  • Build connections in bioethics across Canada.

Five Board roles are open for election in May 2024 (full role details here):


Fundraising Officer - 2 year term, renewable once

  • Develops and implements fundraising strategies in alignment with the mission and values of the CBS-SCB.

  • Identifies potential sources of funding and preparing proposals to government granting agencies.

  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Board to help manage fundraising activities and meet the financial needs of the CBS-SCB.


Communications Officer - 3 year term, renewable once

  • Ensures appropriate branding, quality and professionalism is maintained in all communications from the board or organization.

  • Responds to or redirects inquiries from members, partners, etc. and provides decision-making around suitability of content, format and new projects related to communication in conjunction with other members of the CBS-SCB Board.

  • Manages operations of website ensuring timely updates in French and English.


Deputy Communications Officer - 2 year term, renewable once

  • Manages the creation and timely distribution of (at least quarterly) circulation of CBS-SCB Newsletter.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of a Communications strategy, Board priority setting and strategic planning.

  • Serves on subcommittees as required to provide a perspective on communication.

Partnerships and Community Relations Officer - 2 year term, renewable once

  • Responsible for identifying, and with support from the Board, following up on opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships with other organizations with overlapping interests.

  • Collaborates with Treasurer and other CBS-SCB Board members on developing attractive and sustainable partnerships and community activities.

  • Liaises with current and future collaborators and communities in the CBS-SCB.

New Initiatives Officer - 2 year term, renewable once

  • Promotes ideas related to new initiatives for CBS-SCB Board consideration.

  • Operationalizes new initiatives approved by the CBS-SCB Board.

  • Manages volunteer and National Health Ethics week portfolio.

Commitment required

  • Participate in regularly scheduled Board meetings and related events – English is usually the language of Board operations.

  • Support specific Board initiatives through leading or participating in ad hoc sub-committees.

  • Promote CBS-SCB initiatives within professional networks.

  • Participate in the CBS-SCB Annual Business Meeting.

  • Attend the CBS-SCB conference.

  • Commit between 10-15 hours a month, depending on the role and time of year.

Nomination process

CBS-SCB members may nominate themselves or other members.

  1. Ensure your membership is current. If necessary, renew your membership here.

  2. Complete a nomination form before April 30th, 2024.

    • Fill out a Nomination Form here. Note: CBS-SCB members nominating another member for a Board position must inform that member and obtain the necessary background information along with the nominee's consent to share it.

    • Consent to sharing of relevant nomination information (Name, role, ands/reasons) with all CBS-SCB members prior to elections. 

  3. CBS-SCB members will elect Board Members by electronic ballot at the Annual Business Meeting in May 2024.


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