About Governance of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with representatives on a national scale. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible to the Board of Directors, which has ultimate oversight of the vision and mission of the organization. The Board of Directors is responsible to the various constituents who represent the interests of the organization, including brain tumour survivors, volunteers, donors, and the medical professionals who use Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada services or contribute knowledge and expertise to the organization’s programs.

About Membership

In order to ensure the vision of the organization remains connected to the needs of the Canadian brain tumour community, starting in 2014, the Board of Directors will choose 20 to 25 people each year to become Members of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (“Members”). Each Member will serve a five-year term (with a two-term maximum).

Obligations of Membership will be to receive, on a yearly basis, the annual report from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, including the financial statements of the organization, and the biographies of those individuals nominated by the Board of Directors to be added or continue to serve on the Board of Directors for the next calendar year. Where appropriate, Members will be asked to attend an annual meeting in person or by proxy (submitting a vote on paper instead of attending the meeting) and vote on those persons nominated to serve on the Board of Directors.

Preliminary Membership Criteria

Anyone over the age of 18 who believes in and supports the mission, vision and goals of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, and falls into the following categories, can be considered for Membership:

  • Past Board Members who wish to continue to serve in some capacity
  • Members of the Canadian health care community who have an interest in the organization
  • Volunteers of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada who exhibit leadership qualities in the community
  • Brain tumour survivors who have an interest and ability to participate in organizational governance and show leadership qualities in their community
  • Donors who exhibit leadership qualities in their community by their level of support
Potential Members meeting the above criteria who understand and agree to the obligations
of being a Member are asked to call us: 1-800-265-5106.
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