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Board of Directors (volunteer)

Needed: Board Members
Type: nonprofit board members (unpaid)
Organization: Leftovers Foundation
Location: virtual, with preference for qualified candidates in Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg

The Leftovers Foundation is one of Canada’s largest tech-enabled food rescue organizations. We envision a world where communities come together and are engaged in reducing food waste. We reshape how our communities fight poverty, reduce food waste, and save our environment. Along with our volunteers, donors, and service agencies, we seek to fulfill our mission to reduce food waste and increase access in communities across Western Canada.

The Leftovers Foundation recognizes that issues within our food systems are deeply rooted in racial, economic and social inequities. As an organization that strives to tackle these issues, we are committed to incorporating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) in all the work we do, and that includes how and whom we recruit to be on our team of volunteers and staff, along with providing them with ongoing IDEA training.

The Leftovers Foundation is currently recruiting for additional Board members to support and advance our mission. The Board has the ultimate authority and accountability as the official government body of Leftovers. We welcome interest from individuals located in Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary.

Directors are responsible for exercising due diligence in the performance of their duties and have a fiduciary duty to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to Leftovers, by personally supporting and advocating for Leftovers to the best of his/her ability.
  • Provide access to key stakeholders and serve as a source of informed insight between Leftovers and stakeholder communities by engaging policymakers, educational institutes, vendors, social service agencies, stakeholders with an interest in our goals, and other community members.
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings regularly and be fully prepared to discuss matters on the agenda. If unable to attend, review meeting minutes and understand what was agreed to in their absence, and register a dissenting vote to record any disagreement.
  • Exercise good judgment and act with honesty and integrity.
  • Respect and abide by the laws of Alberta and Canada.
  • Maintain confidentiality of any information obtained in their capacity as Director.
  • Participate in developing a strategic plan, identifying strategic directions and key results and monitoring progress.
  • Participate in regular reviews of Leftovers governing documents and policies.
  • Request more information or time if unable to make a decision with the information provided by management.
  • Participate in Board development (i.e. recruitment, orientation, development and assessment) and succession planning.
  • Participate on at least one Board Committee.
    • HR & Governance
    • Finance & Audit
    • Strategy
    • Fundraising
  • Provide personal expertise to all Board matters whenever possible; provide advice and make decisions in the best interests of Leftovers, not in their own self-interest.
  • Being aware of and avoiding actual or perceived conflicts of interest and declaring any conflicts of interest at the start of each Board or Committee meeting; disclosing and abstaining from voting when required.
  • Actively and visibly participate in at least two public events annually, including the annual fundraiser.
  • Personally support fundraising efforts.
  • Provide an estimated time commitment of 4-12 hours per month, in addition to participation at the annual Board Retreat and Leftovers’ Annual General Meeting. Board and Committee meetings are held virtually.

Please visit our website to learn more about open Board and Committee positions, and to apply:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 24 2024    ID: 71264