Board of Directors

Ottawa Branch Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of twelve volunteers who are members of the Association in good standing. It consists of a President, a Vice-president, a Branch Secretary, a Treasurer, a Director-at-Large and seven others who take on responsibility for the running of various standing and ad-hoc committees of the Ottawa Branch. The Past President is an Ex Officio member of the Board.

Directors are nominated and elected into office by Branch members at annual general meetings. They are elected for no more than three consecutive terms of two-years each (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 Association’s By-Laws.

There are three committees of the Board: The Executive Committee,  Branch Community Liaison Committee, and Members Committee.

The current Board:

Board of Directors (2022-2023)

May 4, 2022

Officers and Committee Chairs

Robert Giroux – President and Chair, Executive Committee
Dave Bennett – Vice-president
Denis Lavoie – Secretary
Harry RuthnumTreasurer
Darlene Boileau – Director-at-Large and Chair, Members Committee

Committee Chairs and Directors

Terry Sing – Chair, Branch Community Liaison Committee
Paul Bennett
Hélène Buteau
Dan Butler
Myriam Boudreault
Leslie Lawry
Gaétan Lortie


Nomination of Directors

Each year, one-half of the twelve members of the Ottawa Branch Board of Directors 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 call for nominations 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.

Please click here for more information about the selection criteria for director nominations. 

If you are interested in applying, please mail or email us a brief summary (250 words maximum) of your experience and qualifications and how they meet our selection criteria and a short CV. Please certify also that you are a member in good standing. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. ET April 19, 2022.

Send an email to [email protected] or call 613-737-2199 if you would like to discuss this opportunity further.