Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2003 to promote and strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency management in Canada. The Network creates an environment for hazards research, education and emergency management practitioner communities to effectively share knowledge and innovative approaches that reduce disaster vulnerability.
CRHNet’s theme of ‘Reducing Risk through Partnerships’ calls attention to the need for partnerships to enhance the understanding of, and provide tools for, the development of comprehensive programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of disasters – natural, technological or human-induced.
CRHNet is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors.
Election of the Board shall be guided by the following:
(a) Any member in good standing may offer their name for election to a position which is currently vacant or where the term-in-office of its incumbent is at an end.
(b) Candidates seeking to be elected (or re-elected) to the Board may write a letter or an e-mail to the Board, through its President or Executive Director, stating their intention and the position(s) they wish to be considered for. Such letter should be received prior to the AGM.
A Board Member is responsible to represent the membership of CRHNet.
The role requires the Board Member to be accountable for the following duties:
Meeting Participation – The Board Member is expected to participate in meetings of the Board including monthly conference calls and face-to-face meetings.
Committee Participation– The Board Member is also expected to actively participate or Chair one or more CRHNet Committees, as amended from time to time.
Be Informed – The Board Member must be informed about the affairs of the association to properly perform their duty to act in the best interest in the association. The expectation is the Board Member prepares for each Board conference call or meeting by reviewing all material provided with the meeting agenda.
We strive to form a diverse Board of Directors with varying experiences and perspectives. If you are interested in putting your name forward, please email execdir@CRHNet.ca