Not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country
Be an individual (i.e. a corporation cannot be a Director)
Not be in bankrupt status: and
Be a member of PSO in good standing for a period of at least 30 days
Functions of the Board of Directors
Vision and Planning.
Provide direction and supervision to the Executive Director
(Cause to be) carried out all resolutions and orders of the PSO Corporation
Term of office is two (2) years. A Director may serve on the Board for a shorter period if they were selected to complete another’s term
Monthly meetings (occasionally two, as necessary) plus committee meetings/work as necessary
Being a Director is a volunteer position without monetary compensation
General Expectations of Each Director
Know the organization's mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs, serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically when asked to do so
Complete the Board of Directors training program
Follow trends in the organization's field of interest
Suggest possible nominees for board service
Serve the organization as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency
Read and understand the organization's financial statements
Prepare for, attend and participate in meetings and/or training.
Read minutes, reports etc. circulated ahead of time.
Suggest agenda items when appropriate.
The position of ‘Chairperson’ rotates among the Directors for each meeting.
Confidentiality/Conflicts of Interest
Maintain the confidentiality of items so designated
Avoid conflicts of interest that might embarrass the organization, and disclose any possible conflicts as early as possible
Speak on behalf of the organization when requested to do so