Since 1998 the Metis Commission has been a registered non-profit society. The Metis Commission for Children and Families BC is named in provincial legislation as the designated authority for Metis children and families throughout BC. It works with Metis service providing agencies to strengthen and sustain healthy Metis communities for our children and families; and assists in the development of Metis infrastructure in B.C.
We have an opening for a volunteer Board of Directors in accordance with Part 6 and 7 of the bylaws that state:
Part 6 – Appointment of Directors
The society shall consist of 3-9 Métis Commissioners, which are defined as follows:
- Each Métis Commissioner to be appointed as a Provincial representative;
- As a provincial board the representation should consist of a broad base of urban, rural and geographic areas that bring a provincial Metis perspective.
- Two government ex-officio representatives (one provincial and one federal).
- The minimum number of directors required for the society to be effective must be three or another number determined from time to time at a general meeting.
- The duration of the appointment of Métis Commissioners shall be:
- Directors shall be appointed for four years by a majority of the votes counted in respect of such appointment. Qualified directors shall be eligible for re-appointment to a maximum of three consecutive terms.
Part 7 – Process of Appointing Directors
- The directors shall be appointed through the following process:
- The directors will advertise for members.
- The Métis Commission will request from the Federal and Provincial Governments recommendations for one Federal and one Provincial persons to be appointed as ex officio members.
- The Métis Commissioners will at any time and from time to time appoint a Métis commissioner to fill a vacancy in the Commission.
- A director so appointed holds office only until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the society, but is eligible to be re-appointed by the appropriate process contained within these bylaws.
- Each Métis Commissioner must meet the following criteria in order to be Métis Commissioner of the society:
- Have a minimum of two years successful post-secondary education in social services or a related field;
- Have five or more years experience in the social services field; or have some experience in policy analysis or design, and have excellent communication skills.
- Written proof of Metis ancestry.
All Métis Commissioners and ex officio members must meet the following criteria:
- Have an understanding and acceptance of the purposes of the society contained in its constitution;
- Have a demonstrated commitment to act in the best interest of Métis people;
- Agree to act in the best interests of Métis people in all of British Columbia;
- To uphold the policies and governance structures of the Metis Commission for Children and Families of BC;
- Complete a criminal record check; and
- Not be under investigation by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Individuals interested in application to the board please submit via email or regular mail:
Metis Commission for Children & Family Services
9-111 Oriole Road, Kamloops
The deadline for board applications in Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM PST.
*please note this is not a paid position however all travel expenses are provided*
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