Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley894 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5P8
Phone: 613-735-0659
Fax: 613-735-1373

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's Re: The Board of Directors

How often does the Board of Directors meet?

CLUOV’s Board of Directors normally meets nine times a year on the fourth Thursday of the month. Meetings take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Dinner is provided.

What if I can’t make it to a Board Meeting?

Contact the CLUOV office prior to the meeting by phone or by e-mail to forward your regrets.

What is the term and how do I get elected?

Candidates are recruited and elected by the Board. Each Director shall be elected for a three-year term. All Directors shall be retired at the end of their term, but shall be eligible for re-election.

What if I no longer want to sit on the Board of Directors?

If an active Board Member wishes to resign, they can submit a written letter of resignation to the Board secretary.

Do I get paid to sit on the Board of Directors?

No. Our Board of Directors are made up of people who volunteer their time and efforts.

How old do I have to be to sit on the Board of Directors?

You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Renfrew County.

Am I able to transfer my seat on the Board of Directors to another person?

Board of Director membership is not transferable

Who are the officers of the corporation?

The Board of Directors officers comprises of the board chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary. No Director shall fill more than one officer position, except for the chair (as president).

I am a Community Living Worker. Can I be considered to sit on the Board of Directors?

No. A director cannot be an employee, family member, contractor, consultant or professional service provider to Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley.

I don’t know much about Community Living. What is expected of me if I were to sit on this Board?

The board chair and executive director provide an orientation to all new directors. This would include briefing materials such as: vision, mission and values; the Board governance manual and agency by-laws; quality assurance measures (QAM); CLUOV’s strategic plan and annual report and previous Board meeting minutes; etc.

Is there any preliminary work I must provide before becoming elected?

All elected Board members are required to provide a Criminal Reference Check, which includes the vulnerable sector screening.

What sub-committees are there that I can participate on?

Our sub-committees include: Quality Enhancement Committee and Community Development Committee.