Securing the Present, Shaping the Future: Nominations Open for Board Directorship

Mar 23, 2023

CPS-ECP gets its legal right to exist from Canada’s Not-For-Profit Act.

As a corporation, CPS-ECP is governed by directors. The Act states that the directors can elect a management committee of directors to take on most of the governance work, subject to board review and oversight. CPS-ECP has done that by electing directors to the Executive Committee (ExCom).

The following is a list of some of the experiences, skills and attributes that contribute to the selection of the best possible CPS-ECP director candidates. 

  • Ability to get along with others, leadership qualities, experience, and initiative
  • Ability to think independently and not “follow the crowd”
  • Breadth of CPS-ECP experience
  • Interest in boating education – grade achieved, taught one or more classes
  • Evidence of administrative ability (within CPS-ECP or outside)
  • Enthusiasm, time available, merit mark record, attendance at National or District meetings,
    National Committee experience
  • Commitment to CPS-ECP and passion for the CPS-ECP mission
  • Leadership record at the Squadron and District levels
  • Formal education
  • Geographic location
  • A thorough understanding of Squadron and District operations
  • Completion of CPS-ECP ‘Officer Training’ seminar

All candidates applying for nomination as a director are requested to complete and submit the following items of documentation:

  • Director’s Application Form
  • A current resumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Skills self-assessment questionnaire
  • A Statement of Vision outlining your personal views of the short- and long-term future of CPS-ECP

The above documents can be found on the CPS-ECP website at and are available in hard copy from our national office.

If you have some ideas about what CPS-ECP should be doing now, or where it should be going in the future, consider applying to become a director. The term is for three years, and you can apply for a second three-year term.

The application form can be found on the website at:

All applications must be submitted to the chair of the Nominating Committee by May 31, 2023.

Applications can be submitted online to or as a hard copy marked ‘Confidential’ to:
Chair of the Nominating Committee,
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons,
26 Golden Gate Court, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 3A5.

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