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Call for Nominations for National Board of Directors

Tourette Canada, formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, is a registered (11926 7862 RR0001) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions. We’re national in scope and volunteer based.

Vision: An empowered Tourette community in an inclusive Canada.

Mission: Creating awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome through education, advocacy, support and the promotion of research.

Values: Tourette Canada will carry out its mission and work toward its objectives with integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, compassion and responsiveness.

The members of the 2017 Board of Directors of Tourette Canada are now seeking candidates and accepting nominations for Board positions. Candidates, if nominated, will stand for election on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

What is the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the Organization thus honoring, promoting, and developing the mission of Tourette Canada Creating awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome through education, advocacy, support and promotion of research” implementing corporate policy and by providing strategic planning and vision of “an empowered Tourette community in an inclusive Canada” and “carry out this mission and work toward its objectives with integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, compassion and responsiveness”.

How does the election work?

Nominations are submitted using the attached form.  The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 as a teleconference virtual call.  Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting.  Anyone who is a member-in-good-standing is eligible to vote.  Voters must be present on the call to vote. Full information about the annual General Meeting will be available at www.tourette.ca.

The election is held with members-in-good-standing.  Anyone who is elected must be a member-in-good-standing or become one immediately upon election. Members do not vote specific people to fill specific roles.

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates with the following skills or talents:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Past non-profit leadership and/or board experience
  • Risk Management
  • Legal experience
  • Program Management
  • Public Education
  • Clinical experience with Tourette Syndrome

Our by-laws state that nominations must close 6 weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting. Candidates should scan the completed Nomination Form and send it via e-mail before the close of business on Monday, October 9, 2017 to robert.dykes@tourette.ca.

Robert Dykes

Nominations Chair

Tourette Canada