Board of Directors – Call for Candidates 2024

2024 Call for Candidates for Members of the Board of Directors

The role of The Society’s Board of Directors is to set policy and direct projects for The Ontario Genealogical Society.  All Board positions are unpaid volunteer positions with expenses being compensated as outlined in the Society policies.

As per the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 – Part IV:  Directors and Officers, elections will occur at The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Annual Meeting to be held virtually in June 2024.

The OGS Elections Committee is calling for the following positions to be filled:

President to serve for two years (2024-2026)
Vice President to serve for two years (2024-2026)
Director-at-large to serve for two years (2024-2026); two to four positions to be filled

The Society is seeking Board members who:


      • Will actively contribute to meetings – share knowledge, provide opinions, offer advice

      • Have a broad understanding of and commitment to the Mission, Vision and Objectives of The Ontario Genealogical Society

      • Think and act strategically and support the direction of The Ontario Genealogical Society

      • Will take responsibility for and actively contribute to one or more designated portfolios of Board work

      • Develop an annual mandate for their contribution to OGS

      • Have an active relationship with one or more Branches or SIGs

      • Will be an ambassador for and help the Society to secure adequate resources to support and sustain the organization by encouraging their network to join, donate and participate in OGS activities

    The Society is specifically seeking candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas:


        • Financial Management

        • Information Technology

        • Membership Development – Growth & Engagement

        • Fundraising / Giving

        • Communications (ie: Web/Social Media/Newsletters) & Marketing

        • Volunteer Management

      Preference will also be given to candidates with expertise or interest in one or more of the following:


          • Educational Planning

          • Legal Experience

          • Project Management

          • Strategic Planning

        2024 Candidate Application Process

        To apply as a candidate for the Board of Directors, interested members (or those that wish to become members by the time of the AGM) will need to do the following:


            • Email the completed application form, along with your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

          Deadline for submission of applications is 11:59pm on March 30, 2024

          The Elections Committee will follow this process and timeline for all applications:


              • Interviews for all applicants will occur during the first two weeks of April

              • References will be contacted during the last two weeks of April for each candidate

              • Nominations for all positions will be recommended to the current Board of Directors at the May Board meeting

              • Nominations for all positions will be communicated to the Membership in the May edition of Families and/or NewsLeaf

              • Nominations for all positions will be put to the Membership during the AGM in June for finalization

            Additional information is available by contacting [email protected]