Help to Create a #BikeFriendlyCanada.

Join the Vélo Canada Bikes Board!

Position: Board Member

Type: Volunteer Director Position 

Organization: Vélo Canada Bikes (VCB) 

Website: http://www.canadabikes.org  

Location: anywhere in Canada 

VCB is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporated in 2012.

We are the national voice for commuting, touring and recreational cycling.

Our mission is to:

  • be an effective, national voice for cycling issues, including increased funding, improved infrastructure, legislation and programs
  • share knowledge and best practices with provincial and territorial advocacy organizations

  • build awareness for the benefits of cycling at all three levels of government

  • provide expertise, consulting and resources to organizations and municipalities

  • develop research and educational opportunities in the cycling knowledge sector
  • Role of Board at Vélo Canada Bikes 

    Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization including the pursuit of its mission and objectives and adherence to its core values. Board Members act as part of a team to ensure sustainability of the organization.

    VCB’s board is comprised of up to 16 individuals with a diverse set of disciplines and expertise.

    Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to:

    • assist in fundraising activities and bring good relations and contacts to bear in the development of the financial health of the organization
    • monitor the performance of the organization in relation to the plans
    • prepare for and regularly attend monthly board meetings held via conference call
    • assist in fundraising activities and bring good relations and contacts to bear in the development of the financial health of the organization
    • prepare for and regularly attend monthly board meetings held via conference call
    • participate in annual and long range planning for the organization
    • monitor the performance of the organization in relation to the plans
    • review, clarify and amend the mission and objectives of the organization, as needed
    • develop, amend and approve by-laws and governing policies
    • be a member of at least one committee
    • act in good faith and in the best interests of the organization at all times
    • work as a team member and support Board decisions

    In general, all applicants should demonstrate:

    • knowledge of the community served by the organization
    • commitment to organization’s mission
    • adequate time to follow through on all Board commitments
    • willingness to contribute and to learn

    Fundraising 

    Board Members are expected to consider VCB a development priority and help the organization credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations and individuals.

    Time Commitment 

    Monthly board meetings plus at least 4 hours of committee work per month, after initial period of orientation to VCB.

    Specific Needs

    In addition to the above roles for a potential director, we would particularly welcome applications who:

    • have accounting/financial and/or legal experience
    • represent northern and eastern Canada

    Term 

    Two year commitment, elected at the Annual General Meeting in the Fall.

    How to Apply 

    Please apply by filling in the application  

    Alternatively, please contact VCB to apply by letter with your CV. You will be asked to prepare a current bio and introductory letter that addresses the following:

    • Your interest and motivation for serving in this position
    • Your relevant knowledge and expertise (fundraising, community engagement, social enterprise, legal, accounting, etc.)
    • Your experience with non-profit organizations, including past service on boards
    • Your willingness to contribute the necessary time to carry out board duties


    If possible, please include the names of 2 VCB members who are willing to nominate you.