Call for Board Members

Community-Based Research Canada (CBRCanada) invites qualified candidates to join the Board of Directors. For over 10 years, the CBRCanada Board has provided leadership, governance, and oversight to the organization, guiding it from its beginnings as a network of community-based researchers to its current position as a national champion and facilitator of community-based research excellence.

Made up exclusively of volunteers, the Board supports CBRCanada in its mission to advance community-based research excellence in Canada by strengthening partnerships, bridging capacity, and championing community-based research among individuals, communities, and institutions.


The Board is looking for new members who:

  • exhibit a strong commitment towards and substantial experience conducting, promoting, and/or facilitating community-based research locally and nationally

  • align with CBRCanada’s commitment to decolonization, racial justice, and social justice more broadly

  • are affiliated with one of CBRCanada’s 40 member institutions and/or bring new networks that can expand CBRCanada’s reach

  • are committed to contribute to CBRCanada programming and membership engagement by active participation on subcommittees

The Board is comprised of up to 15 academics, researchers, non-profit, and community leaders from across Canada. Each Director is elected to fill a one-year term, with the possibility of re-election at subsequent Annual General Meetings. The Board meets virtually on a bi-monthly basis at a mutually agreed upon time. Board members are also expected to join subcommittees, based on interest, need and availability and actively contribute to the CBRCanada programing and membership ebgagement.


Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Those who apply prior to our Annual General Meeting (November) may be able to stand for election at our upcoming AGM.

  • Potential applicants can meet with current board co-chairs to discuss board responsibilities and their contribution to the team.

  • Interested applicants may want to familiarize themselves with what is happening at CBRCanada, by reviewing the strategic plan for 2020-2025, as well as program offerings available online.

If you are interested in being considered, please email CBRCanada (info@communityresearchcanada.ca) with the subject line, “application – board of directors” with the following:

  • Your CV

  • A brief statement of interest

  • A 1-2 paragraph biography

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