Board of Directors Candidate Process

The Board of Directors of Trafalgar Castle School is a hard-working and committed group of volunteers working for the best interests of the School. The Board is particularly focused on having a membership that is representative of all its stakeholders and is therefore comprised of parents, alumnae and external friends of the School. The President of the Trafalgar Castle Alumnae Association is an ex officio member of the Board.

The Board meets approximately ten times a year, but Board members are also asked to sit on one committee, which may meet monthly. Board members are recruited with reference to criteria which include specific skills and/or expertise, ability to dedicate time, and willingness to provide financial support and resources, while ensuring that the Board reflects the diversity of our community. Members serve on the Board for a three-year term (which can be renewed for a maximum of two times).

The Board solicits the community for individuals interested in serving on the Board or its committees and maintains a list of those who have expressed such an interest. On an annual basis, the Governance Committee reviews the composition of the Board and its committees in reference to the School’s strategic plan and recommends to the Board potential candidates to fill any required positions. Generally, the Board elects new members in September at its Annual General Meeting. Each year board members are required to sign an Agreement to Serve.

At this time, we particularly welcome candidates, either as Board members or non-Board members of committees, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Legal (preferably corporate/commercial, governance or the non-profit sector);
  • Finance (particularly a Chartered Professional
  • Accountant designation);
  • Previous non-profit board experience;
  • Risk management;
  • Human resources; and
  • Post-secondary education.

One of the guiding principles of good governance is that the Board should contain a balance in membership between the school’s various stakeholders. While all expressions of interest are welcome, at this time, the Board has a sufficient number of members who are current parents of the school. However, the Governance Committee will consider any applicant with the specific skills listed above. In addition to positions on the Board, positions are available on the Finance & Property Committee as well as the Advancement Committee.

If you are interested, or know of anyone who might have an interest, please submit the candidate form online (printable copy below) and any supporting documents on or before May 31, 2017 to the Governance Committee .  All expressions of interest will be gratefully received and considered by the Governance Committee. A short list of candidates will be subject to an interview process.