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OPIRG Brock 2022 Board Elections!
Happening at the 2022 OPIRG Brock AGM

Apply for a board position by filling out the nomination package below!

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Thank you for your interest in running for one of the OPIRG Brock Board of Directors (BOD) positions!

 

Community members and students are encouraged to apply. In addition to the standard set of Board responsibilities, each Board member will hold a portfolio. There are also opportunities to sit on and/or chair multiple committees within the OPIRG Brock team. All Board members are required to abide by the OPIRG Brock Safer Space Policy (https://www.opirgbrock.com/important-documents). If you are successful, the duration of this volunteer position runs from November 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024.

 

In working towards OPIRG Brock’s goal of being directed by people from historically and currently marginalized and targeted communities, we encourage Board applications from Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, melanated people, racialized people, or people who identify with the global majority peoples with various gender expressions, presentations and identities, peoples with various sexual orientations, disabled peoples/peoples with disabilities (visible and invisible), peoples navigating mental health concerns (diagnosed and undiagnosed), addiction(s), and/or navigating recovery processes, peoples with no and/or precarious immigration status, survivors of/peoples with experiences of sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, emotional abuse, ritual abuse, or physical abuse, poor people/low-income peoples, peoples with no and/or precarious housing, sex workers, peoples who use drugs, incarcerated peoples and peoples with criminal records, pregnant peoples, parents, and caregivers, fat peoples, peoples across age cohorts, and peoples from a wide range of cultural and faith backgrounds.

 

Requirements to run for the Board

In order to run for the BOD, you must be a member in good standing. “In good standing” is defined as:

  • You must have completed the 2022 OPIRG Brock Membership Form by Wednesday October 5th at 11:59pm, and have your membership approved by the OPIRG Brock Board of Directors prior to approving the list of Board nominees

  • You cannot have been removed from the organization due to acts of discrimination, harassment, or violence that acts in contradiction to the OPIRG mandate or Safer Space Policy

  • You cannot have been removed from the organization for causing OPIRG Brock undue organizational harm

 

To run for the Board, please follow these instructions:

  • Read through the Board Nomination Package, in order to get familiar with the organization and the expectations for board members. 

  • Send an email to opirgbrockcro@gmail.com by Wednesday October 5th, 2022 at 11:59pm with the following:

    1. Your name and pronouns

    2. A campaign photo, which does not need to be a picture of you

    3. Your contact information

    4. A brief description of yourself, including if you are a community member or student

  • With the exception of your contact information, all of the information above will be publicized as part of the campaign

  • Attend the OPIRG AGM on Tuesday, October 25th, 2022 or send someone on your behalf. 2022 AGM registration link: https://bit.ly/3eZrS7D

  • At the AGM, you will have 3 minutes to share the following information:

    1. Why would you like to be on the OPIRG-Brock Board of Directors? 

    2. Which portfolio would you be interested in taking on and why?

    3. What experience do you have with environmental/social justice work? 

    4. What skills, knowledge, or experience makes you well suited to be a member of the OPIRG-Brock Board of Directors? 

    5. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you? 

 

If you have any questions about OPIRG Brock or about running for the Board, you can attend our info session on Monday October 3, 2022 at 6pm. To RSVP for the session, please email the CRO at opirgbrockcro@gmail.com. If you cannot make the info session, please email your questions to the CRO. 

Process for Affirming Nominations

Due to the online format, rather than having nominees collect nomination signatures, a minimum of 5 OPIRG Brock members will be present at the next Public Board Meeting (October 17 @ 6pm) to affirm the nominations through the OPIRG Brock Adhoc Members Committee.

 

Important Notes

  • Voting will only be available to 2022 members of OPIRG Brock, and to be eligible you must opt-in as a member, or register your membership (CUPE 4207 members), by Wednesday October 12th 2022 at 5pm. To opt-in as a member, please complete this form: https://www.opirgbrock.com/membership

  • If you have not already, please register for the AGM - link will be available September 21st, 2022. 

  • You must login to the AGM before 6:50pm in order to receive the link to vote

 

Voting Process

  • All eligible voting members should have email in your inbox with the voting link following logging into the the AGM zoom

  • Each candidate has the option of “Yes”, “No”, & “Spoil Ballot”

  • You will have until 7pm to vote. Any votes that come in after 7pm will not be counted

  • During 2nd half of the AGM, the CRO will review the online votes

  • The last agenda point will be the announcement of the election results

  • If you have any questions about voting, please email opirgbrockcro@gmail.com

Board Candidates!
Info coming mid-October 2022!