Seeking New Board Members

As Canada’s only national charitable organization supporting Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) patient care, research, education and advocacy, the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) has a well-earned reputation for excellence in the community, across Canada and internationally.

The Foundation is seeking a proactive individual with passion and drive to bring about positive change in the life of those affected by pulmonary fibrosis. At this time, we are specifically searching for two individuals: one who is a person living with PF and another with legal experience and knowledge.

The Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF) board members are active participants in the activities of the CPFF. They are accountable for the performance of CPFF in relation to its mission and strategic objectives and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources. In addition to providing overall direction for the foundation, the board members undertake specific activities related to fundraising, awareness, support and advocacy.

The expectation of all board members is to:

  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in monthly prescheduled board meetings
  • Actively participate in projects and committees of the CPFF
  • Participate in fundraising for the CPFF
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • Contribute approximately six to ten hours per month (board meetings, preparing for board meetings, participating in committees, attending special events.) More time may be necessary when working on a fundraiser or a special project.

This is a three-year term, renewable three times if the individual wishes.

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • Determining the mission and purpose of the organization and as authorized by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of CPFF
  • Approving and monitoring CPFF’s programs and services.

The goals of the CPFF Board of Directors are to provide structure, support and guidance to the CPFF’s mission to fund research, provide patient support and raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. The CPFF works closely with the medical community and with support from Canadians we hope to achieve our vision, mission and objectives. Please send your covering letter and resume to admin@cpff.ca by June 15, 2021.