Apply Today to Serve on the PRO Board of Directors
Parks and Recreation Ontario is seeking four qualified and dedicated candidates as nominees to the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in 2021. The AGM will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The application deadline is Friday, March 26, 2021, at 5 pm.
Background The PRO Board is comprised of twelve members who share an interest in supporting PRO's strategic goals for healthy people, vibrant communities and sustainable environments. Board members come from all parts of the province and represent recreation, parks, public health, education and aligned sectors. Board members will have skills and competencies to help PRO achieve its Strategic Plan. Skills include municipal and non-profit recreation leadership, post-secondary education, finance and risk management, strategic planning and non-profit governance.
The PRO Board meets six times per year. In addition, each Board member will sit on one of the two standing committees: Governance or Finance and Risk Management. These committees meet via teleconference as required. Additional opportunities to support PRO initiatives come up throughout the year.
PRO will reimburse Board members for all travel and accommodation costs related to PRO meetings and other work done on behalf of PRO.
Application Process and Considerations
The Governance Committee of the Board is responsible for nominations and will establish a Nominations Task Group to review all applications. To ensure that there is equitable and broad representation from the PRO Membership on the Board, the Committee will consider geographic distribution, skills and experience of applicants and representation from different fields/sectors. In addition, the skills and interests of the newly-elected Board members will complement those of the present Board members.