Join the Regina Food Bank’s Board of Directors

The Regina Food Bank is seeking candidates to join the Board of Directors with specialized skills and experiences that will benefit the governance of the Regina Food Bank as we work to achieve our strategic plan.  Applications will be accepted until May 22nd at 5:00 PM.

Specifically, we are seeking candidates with experience in Food Safety and Food Management, Fund Development, Accounting/Financial, and Legal experience.  Download the nominations form here.

Food Safety and Food Management

  • Senior management experience and expertise in strategies and operations, administrative and financial policies within the food sector.
  • Ability to advise and approve RFB policies and practices pertaining to sustainability objectives and the management of risks in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and
  • Ability to monitor and approve the Board of emerging trends, risks or issues pertaining to food safety and
  • Expertise on development and compliance with policies and practices relating to sustainability and quality management of food related products and
  • Ability to review and advise the Board periodically on the RFB’s ability to respond to food safety or potential workplace health and safety issues.

Fund Development

  • Experience and expertise in high value fundraising activities in the non-profit sector.
  • Ability to advise and approve RFB policies and practices in the development of annual and capital campaigns.
  • Ability to monitor and advice the Board of emerging trends, risks or issues pertaining to local fund development landscape.
  • Expertise on development and compliance with fund development best practices.
  • Capacity to assist in the development of new relationships.

Financial/Accounting

  • Senior management experience and expertise in strategies and financial policies within the non-profit
  • Ability to advise and support the development of RFB policies and practices pertaining to sustainability, internal controls, and risk management.
  • Ability to monitor and inform the Board of emerging trends, risks or issues pertaining to RFB financial position.
  • Expertise on development and compliance with policies and practices relating to appointment and approval of annual audit.
  • CPA designation required

Legal

  • Experience and expertise in issues related to regulating and administering charities and non-profit
  • Ability to advise and approve RFB policies and practices pertaining to governance objectives and the management of
  • Ability to monitor and advise the Board on governance compliance with Non-Profit Act.
  • Expertise in impact of federal and provincial laws and policies governing charities and non-profit

Overview of the Regina Food Bank Board of Directors

Board Structure: 8 – 15 directors serve a maximum of a six-year term. A rotation of terms of office is in place to provide for board continuity and for renewal, whereby each year two or more vacancies are created by departing directors who have concluded their term of office. There is no specific allocation of positions based on geographic or any other type of constituency representation. The Food Bank seeks to ensure that its Board membership is representative of the diversity of its community and clientele.  View our current board here.

Eligibility: Directors must meet the Board of Directors Competency requirements and be a member in good standing of the Regina Food Bank – which means making a personal financial contribution to the Food Bank annually. Directors are expected to have served on other boards of directors and possess desired attributes or experience in order to advance the work of the board. Must be a Canadian citizen.

Nomination process: The Regina Food Bank board actively recruits potential future board members throughout the year. In April and May, expressions of interest are evaluated and a slate of nominees are recommended to the members at the annual general meeting held in June. The number of candidates nominated by the board equal the number of vacancies. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the AGM.

Board Governance: The basic model of governance used by the Regina Food Bank is the “Traditional Model” where the board focuses on policy development and strategic direction and oversight. Day-to- day operations are the responsibility of the CEO. Committees may be used to do the work of the board with the full board involved for decisions on issues.

Board Meetings: There are 8 regular full board meetings each year. Board meetings run approximately 2 to 3 hours. Additional strategic planning and orientation/education sessions are scheduled outside of the regular meeting schedule. Board committees may hold up to an additional 4 meetings annually.

Each director is expected to serve on a minimum of one committee. Each committee determines its own schedule and work plan at its first meeting. There are currently four committees: Governance; Audit and Finance; Human Resources; and Property Management.

For meetings of the board, video and teleconferencing are available from any laptop/ computer/smartphone or phone. The board uses a secure website to distribute documents and information. Board members are expected to maintain a 60% attendance record for meetings.

Remuneration: Board of Directors volunteer their time to board meetings, functions and committees.

Download the nominations form here.