The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre’s (CBHC) Board of Directors is comprised of eleven dedicated volunteer members. The Board of Directors advises staff decision-making and oversees the delivery of Strategic Plan goals. The Board has a fiduciary responsibility to the Bushplane and its stakeholders, responsible for overseeing the financial health of the organization. The CBHC Board plays an important role in the oversight and overall direction of the CHBC.
Members of the Board of Directors are expected to participate in monthly board meetings (4th Tuesday of the month at noon) in person or via Zoom. Board members are also encouraged to participate in one or more of the Board Committees:
· Restoration and Display – oversees the care, display and restoration of the collection.
· Property – oversees maintenance and health & safety.
· Education – oversees educational programs and many members are volunteer tour guides.
· Marketing – oversees Marketing of the CBHC.
· Finance – oversees financial decisions, including developing the annual budget.
Board members serve a 3-year term. Annually, the Board elects an Executive Committee after the Annual General Meeting. For a list of current board members, click here.
The CBHC’s board is diversifying and is open to applicants from all nationalities, ethnicities, genders, age groups, etc. We believe diversity fosters the best outcomes and helps us meet the needs of our varied client group. In particular, we are seeking candidates with the following priority skill sets/experiences:
· Indigenous heritage or experience developing relationships with Indigenous groups
· Land or water-based aviation operations knowledge
· Accounting and Business Management
· Tourism Product Development
· Property Maintenance and/or Construction
· Legal and legislative knowledge and experience
· Fundraising experience
· Aircraft maintenance and/or restoration knowledge.
1. Committed to meeting once per month. Must review monthly Board Member meeting package prior to meeting.
2. Available to volunteer on a Committee or at occasional fundraising events.
3. Willingness to commit for 3 years.
4. Must be willing to pay for an Individual membership, if selected.
The Board is currently seeking two new Board Members. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2024.
1. Complete the online application.
2. Selection Committee reviews applications and creates a shortlist.
3. Interview with Selection committee. References may be requested.
4. Top candidates are put forward to the Board as nominees.
5. Board participates in a vote and selects nominees.
6. Membership votes to accept Board’s Nomination for new Board Members at the Annual General Meeting in June.