Seeking New Board Members

About CPFF

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

CPFF raises and stewards funds to support patient care, world-leading research, education and advocacy to develop collaborative, long-term relationships across the community. The generous support of donors fuels new initiatives, care and innovation, that improves the quality of life for PF patients, and advances medical sciences globally.

The Foundation has recently embarked on an exciting and challenging journey to implement its three-year strategic plan. We are looking for highly motivated and experienced professionals to become part of our team and contribute to the success of our plans.

The Foundation is seeking self-motivated and proactive individuals with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to join our board.

The Board of Directors is collectively accountable to the members, community, funders and other stakeholders. They are accountable for the CPFF’s performance in relation to its mission and strategic objectives, and for the effective stewardship of financial and human resources.

Individual board members have limited authority to direct staff, or to speak on behalf for CPFF unless given such authority by the board.

Time Commitment:
Six to eight hours a month (board meetings, preparing for board meetings, participating in committees and attending special events). More time may be necessary when working on a fundraiser as described under Duties & Responsibilities.

This is a two-year term, renewable once, unless the Board of Directors make an exception for the individual.

Duties & Responsibilities:
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:
✓ Determining the mission and purposes of the organization and as authorized by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
✓ Selecting and evaluating the performance of the CEO/Executive Director
✓ Strategic and organizational planning
✓ Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
✓ Fundraising and resource development
✓ Approving and monitoring CPFF’s programs and services
✓ Enhancing CPFF’s public image
✓ Assessing its own performance as the governing body of CPFF
✓ Encourage volunteers and pass details of potential volunteers to the President and CEO/Executive Director

Expectations of Individual Board Members:
✓ Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
✓ Have a basic working knowledge of the law as it relates to Charitable organizations in both Canada and their own Province
✓ Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
✓ Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for CPFF to advance its mission
✓ Leverage/utilize connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve CPFF’s mission
✓ Give a meaningful personal financial donation
✓ Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can help influence public policy
✓ Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
✓ Participate fully in one or more committees
✓ Being bilingual is desirable

Board Members Are Also Expected To:
✓ Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
✓ Avoid conflicts of interest in their daily activities
✓ Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
✓ Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of CPFF
✓ Maintain patient and caregiver confidentiality

Individuals with the following backgrounds will be given a preference:
· Legal
· Financial (CPA)
· Communication/Media
· From the Maritime Region or Quebec

Please send your letter of interest along with your resume to by August 31, 2019.