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2019 Board of Director Elections

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"SolarShare was an end in itself, in the beginning. A group of determined individuals managed to make it work. It has been a privilege to have been a part of that process. We were cutting new ground in some ways but also making a social enterprise survive in the commercial world. It has been a lot of fun. I will be happy to blend back into the background and help where I can. It is time for new directors to take SolarShare into the future. If you have an interest in this work and have a skill set that matches please step up and join one of the committees or run for the Board."
-David Robertson, SolarShare Board Member for 10 years

“Being a SolarShare board member was a great experience.  I felt I was able to apply my knowledge and experience in solar and finance while learning so much about strategy and governance matters as a first time board member.  SolarShare is very well-organized co-op with management, members and a board that is passionate about their mission; it is a great group of people to work with.”
-Alison Goudy, SolarShare Board Member for 3 years

  
Call for Candidates: SolarShare Co-operative Board of Election

Positions: Director (3 positions)

SolarShare Co-operative is seeking new leaders who are passionate about renewable energy and impact investing to join our Board of Directors. The next few years will be exciting as the co-op continues to develop our solar power portfolio, continues to sell Solar Bonds, and expands our membership.

SolarShare's mission is to grow community-based solar electricity generation in Ontario by engaging citizens and investors in projects that offer tangible financial, social, and environmental returns. In your role as a Director of SolarShare, you will be part of a vibrant and growing community based organization that is one of the largest renewable energy co-operatives in North America.

Process

SolarShare members are eligible to stand for election to the Board of Directors at the AGM without prior notice. All candidates must be prepared to make a one-minute verbal presentation about themselves during the election at the AGM.

Commitment to Diversity

SolarShare is committed to building an inclusive environment in which our Board of Directors can bring a wide range of perspectives, knowledge, and ideas to the table. In order to create an exceptional team, we believe our leadership must reflect the diversity in backgrounds and experiences of our larger member community, and SolarShare members of all identities are encouraged to apply.

Valuable Skills

Any of the following areas of expertise would be useful on the board but are not mandatory:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Impact & Institutional Investment
  • Legal & Risk Management
  • Communications and Marketing

Expectations

To prepare for monthly meetings, board members are expected to review monthly financial statements and other board materials, and contribute to discussions concerning project development, business strategy, marketing and finance. Demonstrating relevant experience and familiarity in these areas will be an advantage through this competitive process. 

  • Consistent attendance at board meetings (at least 10 out of 12 meetings per year, usually the 3rd Tuesday of each month);
  • Addressing ad-hoc issues and participating on committees (finance, new business, governance, human resources, operations and maintenance, marketing, audit) according to individual skills, interests and availability;
  • Act as an ambassador for the organization in the community;
  • Prepare in advance for regular board and committee meetings;
  • Three-year term

Approximate Time Commitment

 Monthly Board Meeting*
 3 hours per meeting
 (usually 6pm - 9pm with dinner  provided)
 Preparation for Board Meeting
 1 hour per meeting
 Committee Work
 1 to 2 hours per month
 Attendance at Annual Retreat
 1 day per year
 Attendance at Annual General Meeting & Special  Events
 2 to 3 hours per event, 2 to 3 times per  year 
 Ad hoc advice
 1 to 2 hours per month
 (email/phone/in person)
 Total  9 hours per month

*First board meeting for new Board Members is on Tuesday, June 25 at 6pm.


Important


Directors will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at CSI Spadina at 192 Spadina Ave in Toronto. RSVP for this event.

If you have any questions regarding the Board positions in advance of your nomination, please contact General Manager Chris Caners at 647.468.4332 or [email protected].