Join our board of directors

2022 board of directors.

Join our board of directors and lend your voice to speak for retirement security for our members and all Canadians.

We’re seeking dynamic individuals with a track record in executive leadership. If you’re passionate about retirement security, veterans’ rights and health-care policy for older Canadians, we want to hear from you!

While the 2022 board elections are now over, the Association will be holding a special election on Sept. 23, 2022, to fill the vacant vice-president position (term ending in June 2024). This position is available to members from any district of the Association. Candidates should submit a nomination form by 4:00 p.m. EST on Aug. 31, 2022. (Nomination forms must be signed by two co-nominators who are current members of the Association and must be delivered by Canada Post to the national office before the deadline in order to be valid.)


Serving on the national board of directors is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone who is passionate about leading an organization. The national board champions the importance of retirement security and is committed to working as a cohesive team with a strong voice. Board members are active ambassadors for the Association and are fully engaged in the advancement of its mission.

What you bring to the role

  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Business law basics
  • Strategic planning concepts
  • Financial management principles

What you’ll do

Board members are expected to practise good governance and to be aware of the Association’s current policies and advocacy issues. Duties include:

  • Attending five in-person board meetings per year, as well as additional teleconference and web meetings as necessary.
  • Preparing for meetings in advance, to allow for positive participation in discussions.
  • Serving on one or more board committees and participating actively in committee work.
  • Overseeing the Association’s finances and helping the board to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Representing the Association as required and supporting its advocacy and policy positions.

Application process

Due to a vacancy in the vice-president position, the Association will be holding a Special Meeting of Members on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EDT to conduct a special election to fill that position for the remainder of the term (i.e. term ending in June 2024). Nominations for this position officially opened on July 22, 2022.

If you’re interested in joining the National Association of Federal Retirees' board of directors as the new vice-president and lending your voice to speak for the retirement security of our members and all Canadians, or if you would like more information, please email to contact the nominating committee. The nominations process closes on Aug. 31, 2022.

The Association is committed to building a culturally diverse board and strongly encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples and individuals with disabilities. Spousal members are also welcome to apply.