Become a Board Member

Board of Directors of the Calgary John Howard Society.

The members of the Board of Directors of the Calgary John Howard Society are carefully selected from within the Calgary area to represent the diverse nature of our community while adhering to our core beliefs of social development and restorative justice. The Directors typically come from varied backgrounds and provide a variety of different experiences, educations, and perspectives to assist the Board in properly guiding and monitoring the Society.

How to Become a Board Member

Anyone who may be interested in learning more about the possibility of becoming a Board Member should contact Michael Berenbaum.

The CJHS Board follows the Policy Governance Model and restricts its involvement to establishing the Society’s Vision, Mission and overall goals (Ends) and then carefully monitoring the Society’s achievement of those objectives as well as its adherence to any executive limitations placed on it by the Board. The Board meets monthly for regular Board meetings and as required for special Board meetings. As well, Board members participate in CJHS functions, fundraisers, and retreats, but Board members never become personally involved in the day to day operations of the Society.

The CJHS Board is permitted to have a maximum of nine members and typically has between seven and nine. Being a member of our Board can be educational, challenging and very rewarding. New Board members are asked to make a three year commitment and in the interests of ensuring that we maintain a vibrant and innovative Board the maximum amount of time that a member can serve on our Board is seven years, which many 
members do.

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