Volunteer Board of Directors – Indigenous Perspective

The Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a volunteer based organization providing education, research, and conservation rooted in Stanley Park. We have recently commenced on a path of reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples of Canada and in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation, who since time immemorial have stewarded the land currently known as Stanley Park.

We are seeking one or more new members for our volunteer Board of Directors to assist us on this path. Previous Board experience is desirable but not necessary.

Successful applicants will bring an Indigenous perspective to the process of reconciliation and to issues related to decolonizing. They will also participate in the Board’s general deliberations as it addresses the strategic objectives of programming excellence, community relevance, and financial sustainability. Individuals who are not able to make the full commitment to Board membership but who are interested in assisting SPES in an advisory role are also encouraged to contact us.

Directors serve for a two-year term which may be renewed. Directors are asked to attend eight scheduled meetings per year and serve on one of the Board’s standing committees: Governance, Finance, Marketing and Communications, Reconciliation, and People (Human Resources). Directors are expected to:

  • Maintain an active SPES membership.
  • Commit to the work of SPES.
  • Attend Board and Board committee meetings.
  • Become fully informed about SPES’s mission and governance as well as its organizational matters.
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting.

To apply or to obtain further information please contact president@stanleyparkecology.ca.

SPES is a registered charitable organization, incorporated in 1988 and governed under the B.C. Societies Act.  Following a governance model, the volunteer Board sets direction, acts as trustee of the organization’s assets, maintains legal requirements, and sets the organization’s standards of conduct. For more information: https://www.stanleyparkecology.ca/.

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