Feb 28, 2019

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP, both men and woman.

Successful candidates will be nominated to the Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

The role of a Director is to help manage or supervise the management of the activities and affairs of the Corporation (CPS-ECP), while assisting and determining the direction and operation of CPS-ECP. While many items must remain confidential, the Directors are expected to act in the ‘best interests’ of CPS-ECP and may find conflicts between these ‘best interests’, and the interests of their own Squadron or District.

The following is a list of experiences, skills and attributes, which contribute to being a successful CPS-ECP Director candidate. This is not an all-inclusive list and you should consider these before submitting an application for a Director’s position.

• Ability to get along and collaborate with others
• Ability to think independently, and not “follow the crowd”,
• Evidence of administrative ability (within CPS-ECP or outside),
• Commitment to CPS-ECP, and passion for the CPS-ECP Vision, Mission and Values,
• Interest in avenues of Education, Membership, Marketing and Communication,
• Enthusiasm, time available,
• Leadership and participation at Squadron and District levels,
• A thorough understanding of Squadron and District operations.

Candidates applying for nomination as a Director of CPS-ECP are requested to carefully read, complete and submit the following documentation:

• Director’s Application Form,
• A current resumé or curriculum vitae (C.V),
• Skills Self-Assessment questionnaire,
• A ‘Statement of Vision’ of your personal short and long-term future of CPS-ECP.

The above documents can be found on the CPS-ECP website and are available in hardcopy from our National Office.

Applications must be submitted to the Chair of the Nominating Committee by:

March 1st, 2019 at 1700 EST

electronically to:

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or in hardcopy marked ‘Confidential’ to:


Chair of the Nominating Committee,


Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons,


26 Golden Gate Court,

Toronto ON, M1P 3A5


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