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 Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) - www.ctac.ca

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2012 ELECTION TO CTAC'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

September 2012

We are pleased to announce our annual Call for Nominations to CTAC's Board of Directors. Any Full Member in good standing may nominate another member of CTAC to stand for election to the Board of Directors. CTAC's records will be the final determinant as to whose membership is current and valid. If you have a question about your membership status or nominations process, please contact: Akim Adé Larcher at ctac@ctac.ca or 1-877-237-2822 / 416-410-6538, ext./poste 222.

This year CTAC's AGM will be held in Toronto, Ontario on November 19th, 2012.

CTAC is a national non-governmental organization run by and for people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are co-infected. CTAC promotes informed public policy and builds awareness on issues that impede access to treatment and health care for people living with HIV/AIDS. CTAC's Board of Directors seeks members with diverse skills and representation; including legal, strategic-thinking and experienced in treatment access. CTAC is currently going through a renewal process that includes the Board of Directors transitioning from a working board to a governance policy board. CTAC's Board of Directors are the ambassadors of the organization and promote its work across the country.

NOMINATION & ELECTION GUIDELINES:

  • The deadline for receipt of nominations is October 09, 2012.
  • There are five (5) positions up for election. Four (4) of these seats will be for a two-year, full-term and one (1) for a one year, half term. All full members are able to nominate, stand for and vote in the election.
  • According to CTAC by-laws, Full Membership shall be limited to:
    a. Persons living with HIV/AIDS residing in Canada
    b. Non-profit groups, organizations and/or projects based in Canada with a substantial HIV/AIDS mandate.
  • Nominees may be self-nominated.
  • Once a nomination has been received and reviewed by the CTAC Nominations Committee, each candidate will be contacted and required to send a confirmation, that if they are elected to CTAC's Board of Directors they will commit to fulfilling the obligations required of them as a Board Member. It is only after receipt of this confirmation that a candidate's name will be added to the electronic ballot.
  • What is expected of a Board Member?
    1) Be prepared to commit up to five hours each week on CTAC activities.

    2) Attend and participate at all CTAC monthly Board meetings: in-person (2 per year) and teleconferences (up to 9 per year).

    3) Actively participate in at least one Board Committee or Working Group.

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    For more information please contact:
    Akim Adé Larcher,
    +1 416-268-1622,
    akim@ctac.ca

    ABOUT CTAC
    The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) works to secure and ensure access to therapies, treatments and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, including those who are co-infected, by working with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. For more information on CTAC's mandate, mission and work please visit www.ctac.ca .

    We've Moved!
    In 2012, CTAC entered a Renewal Process to strengthen the way we operate. As part of modernizing our organizational governance capacity and operations, we have moved offices. Our office is now located at 555 Richmond Street West, Suite 612, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1 Telephone: +1-416-410-6538 / 1- 877-237-2822. After 14 years, the new space allows CTAC the opportunity to become a full staff complement of seven employees. We look forward to welcoming you to our space in the near future.


    "Reproduced with permission - CTAC Canadian Treatment Action Council "

    CTAC
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