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Upcoming Panel Vacancies in Community Living Services Division

Members of the Community Living Services (CLS) division are invited to consider running for one of two upcoming panel vacancies at this year’s CSSEA Annual General Meeting. Members who hold senior roles, preferably ED or CEO, and have an interest in representing their divisional needs while also shaping the strategic direction of CSSEA, are strongly encouraged to put their names forward. Panel members will be selected at the upcoming AGM, taking place on October 25 in Vancouver at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Elections will be held (if required) to select a total of four members for two-year terms; two current panel members whose terms are expiring have indicated their desires to re-run.

The Role of the Panels

The general mandate of the panels is outlined in Bylaw 9.06 and can be found in CSSEA's Constitution and Bylaws. The main role of panel members include the following:

  1. Select divisional representatives to serve on the board of directors
  2. Participate in the development of CSSEA’s strategic plan
  3. Support the strategic direction of CSSEA
  4. Provide direction to CSSEA on all member initiatives and serve as a reference group, as required
  5. Assist with conference and AGM planning
  6. Serve as divisional leaders within their membership division
  7. Communicate with their divisional members
  8. Bring forward member issues to the board
  9. Represent and communicate the substance and intent of CSSEA’s initiatives, policies and decisions in other social services members’ forums
  10. Enhance CSSEA’s public image
  11. Assist with the BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence planning

Responsibilities of a Panel Member

It is expected that panel members will fulfill the following responsibilities:

  1. Be available to attend panel meetings
  2. Chair regional meetings in their area (some travel may be required)
  3. Attend the AGM
  4. Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interest of the Association
  5. Be well informed on issues and agenda items in advance of meetings
  6. Contribute skills, knowledge and experience when appropriate
  7. Listen respectfully to other points of view
  8. Participate in decision-making
  9. Educate themselves about the needs of the members
  10. Exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person
  11. If appointed by the panel, serve as a member of the board of directors and/or the bargaining team

If you fit the above profile and are interested in serving in this volunteer role, we ask that you complete a Candidate Form and e-mail it to Doris Sun, Director of Communications, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 29, 2022. Members may also let their name stand for nomination on the floor during the Divisional Session. Should you have any further questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Tammy Khanna, Panel Chair, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Register Before Early Bird Rate Expires

The AGM will be taking place as part of CSSEA’s first in-person conference in two years. We encourage you to register before the discounted early bird rate expires on Friday, September 16. Registration for the conference can be completed online. We look forward to hosting you in Vancouver.

Communications Contact

Doris Sun
Director of Communications
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