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May 05, 2022

Board of Directors Candidate Process 2022

Castle News

The Board of Directors of Trafalgar Castle School is a 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 community members.  The President of the Trafalgar Castle Alumnae Association is an ex-officio member of the Board as is the Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors. 

The Board meets approximately 10 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 resources, and a willingness to contribute to the School’s Annual Fund 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 are seeking Board members with the following skill sets: Finance/Accounting, Governance/Law, DEI/Indigenous Relations. 

If you are interested or know of anyone who might have an interest, please submit the candidate form online and any supporting documents on or before Tuesday, May 31 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.

For further information regarding the role and responsibilities, you may also contact Karen Gordon, Chair of the Board, or Phil Downes, Chair of the Governance Committee, or any other member of the Board. 

Trafalgar Castle School is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment where everyone feels they belong. We welcome and encourage qualified applicants who share our commitment. We are also committed to providing accommodations to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process, please contact Nana Barber, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, so that we may work with you to meet your needs. 

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