Expressions of Interest: EHC Board of Directors

The Edmonton Heritage Council (www.edmontonheritage.ca) is seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors in 2022, to serve for an initial three-year term and up to a maximum of two three-year terms.

The Nominations Committee will review expressions of interest received starting January 15th, 2022, with a final deadline of March 15th, 2022, to submit. Director appointments may be made starting mid-February 2022 and through to EHC’s Annual General Meeting, May 25th, 2022. 

EHC’s Mission

We connect people with the stories of their city. EHC provides leadership, support, and programs to help Edmontonians research, preserve, interpret, and advocate for their heritage.

EHC’s Strategic Priorities

  • Creating a stronger sense of belonging and connectedness for Edmontonians through heritage;
  • Creating more opportunities for heritage participation and engagement in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods and communities;
  • Removing barriers for Edmontonians’ participation in heritage activities and programs;
  • Supporting and increasing organizational capacity and economic opportunity for individuals working in Edmonton’s heritage sector.

Board of Directors Qualifications and Attributes

  • A passion for the diversity of Edmonton’s heritage, aligned with EHC’s organizational values;
  • Engaged, capable, and interested in serving on a public policy board;
  • Understand the value of heritage to the present and future life of the city, (ref: Connections & Exchanges: A 10 Year Plan to Transform Arts & Heritage in Edmonton);
  • Specific heritage sector and organization-related expertise can be an asset, but not essential;
  • Able to build relationships and advocate for Edmonton’s heritage;
  • Committed to attending 9 board meetings a year, a strategic planning day, and participating in at least one board committee – a time commitment estimate of up to 9 hours per month.

The board welcomes applications from all interested candidates. In particular, we are seeking candidates who have previous leadership and board governance experience, particularly on non-profit boards.

EHC actively seeks to have a board reflecting the full diversity of the community. Applications are encouraged from equity-seeking groups including Indigenous peoples, Racially Visible Members, Persons with Disabilities, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender persons.

Candidates are encouraged to review recent EHC Annual Reports.

To apply, please send a cover letter or email (maximum 300 words) and resume or CV to dridley@edmontonheritage.ca, Attn: Nominations & Succession Committee. The posting is also available as a downloadable PDF.