Ottawa Branch

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of twelve volunteers who are members of the Association in good standing. The Board consists of a President, two Vice-presidents, a Branch Secretary, a Treasurer and seven other Directors who take on the responsibility of running various standing and ad-hoc committees of the Ottawa Branch.

Directors are nominated and elected to office by Branch members at Annual General Meetings. Directors are elected for a term of two years or until their successors are elected. A Director may serve on the Board for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms of 2 years (six years).

The Board is responsible for the conduct of the affairs of the Ottawa Branch, its assets and properties. It conducts the business of the Ottawa Branch in accordance with the Branch By-laws and the Association’s By-Laws.

There are three committees of the Board: the Executive Committee (includes Governance and Nominations), Branch Community Liaison Committee, and Members Committee (includes recruitment, retention and services). The Board also uses task forces and working groups as needed.

The Ottawa Branch is committed to building a culturally diverse board and strongly encourages applications from women, former civil servants from all staffing levels, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Spousal members may also apply.

The Current Board of Directors

Officers and Committee Chairs (2021-2022)

Robert Giroux

President and Chair, Executive Committee

Dave Bennett

Vice President

Denis Lavoie

Secretary

Harry Ruthnum

Treasurer

Committee Chairs & Directors

Paul Bennett

Hélène Buteau

Dan Butler

Leslie Lawry

Terry Sing

Chair, Branch Community Liaison Committee

Dan Napier

District Directors

Daniel Brunet

District Director of Ottawa & Nunavut

Position to be filled

District Director of Ottawa & Nunavut

Nomination of Directors

Each year, one-half of the twelve members of the Ottawa Branch Board of Directors usually reach the end of their two-year term. Elections are held to fill the resultant vacancies during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Ottawa Branch By-Laws call for the establishment of a nominations committee and, a written call for nominations that ends 14 days before the AGM. As of 2022, the Executive Committee has taken on the responsibilities of the Nominations Committee. 

To ensure transparency in the process, the annual call for nominations prior to our AGM is provided to our members through Sage, the Federal Retirees magazine. 

Every Branch member in good standing is eligible to nominate or stand as a candidate. 

Ottawa Branch is committed to building a culturally diverse board and we strongly encourage all members of our community to apply, in particular, women, former civil servants from all staffing levels, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and individuals with disabilities. Spousal members are also welcome to apply.

If you are interested in becoming a Director on our Board, click here for more information about the selection criteria for director nominations. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM Eastern Time, April 18 2023.

Interested candidates are asked to mail or email us a brief summary (approx. 250 words) of their experience and qualifications and how they meet our selection criteria and a short CV. Candidates will also be asked to certify that they are a member in good standing. 

Candidates can send an email to [email protected] or call 613-737-2199 if they would like to discuss this opportunity further.