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Board Elections & Nominations

Our Nominating Committee selects Candidates for the Board of Directors who are the best qualified and have the specific skills and experience required.  Elections are held to determine which Members will be part of the Meridian Board of Directors. Information regarding the 2018 Nomination and Election Process is below. Results will be announced at our 2018 Annual General Meeting.
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Board Nominations

Under Meridian’s by-laws, the Nominating Committee is responsible and required to recommend the best qualified candidates who can fill any vacancies with the Board of Directors.

If you are qualified in a certain area that can benefit Meridian, we encourage you to join the Board of Directors! Any Member of Meridian who is interested (and who meets the criteria) may apply. Joining the Board of Directors is a great way to make a difference in your community.

Each year, the Board assesses the strengths of the current Board and provides direction to the Nominating Committee as to which areas of expertise should be priorities for the upcoming election. Specific areas of expertise for the 2018 nominations include skills and expertise in: Information Technology; Cyber Security; a CPA/CA designation; or financial institution legal/regulatory experience.

Diversity & Inclusiveness

Meridian’s Board recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members.  The following “Statement of Intent” was unanimously adopted by Meridian’s Board:

Meridian recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, regional and industry experience, background, race, gender and other attributes of Directors. These differences will be taken into account in determining the optimum composition of the Board. Board members who are recommended for election will be based on those best qualified while taking into account broad diversity required to represent our Membership of today and tomorrow.
 

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Nomination and Election Process

  • Applications for Nomination for the 2018 elections accepted:  November 13, 2017 until Monday, January 22, 2018. 
  • Candidates who meet eligibility requirements are interviewed and evaluated on experience, expertise and qualifications by the Nominating Committee of the Board: February 5-7, 2018.
  • After the interview process has been completed, the Committee makes a recommendation of the best qualified candidates to fill the required vacancies. Candidates will then be notified if they have been recommended and can determine if they want to stay on the ballot and participate in the election.
  • Meridian’s elections are conducted via electronic voting: April 2-18, 2018.  Nominations are not received from the floor, nor does any voting for Directors take place at the Annual General Meeting. 
  • The successful candidates are announced at Meridian’s 2018 Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, April 24, 2018.‚Äč
If you would like to obtain more information, please contact our Corporate Secretary, Sunny Sodhi at returning.officer@meridiancu.ca 

 

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How to Apply

For details regarding qualifications and nominations, and to apply, download the Application for Nomination.

 

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