Invitation for Applications

Group of business professionalsApplication Deadline: June 2, 2014
The Nominating Committee of the board of AWARE-NS, the Nova Scotia Health & Community Services Safety Association, is seeking applications for the following Board positions that will become available at the Annual General Meeting, June 19, 2014:

  • 1 for the Acute Care Sector;
  • 1 for facility based long term care (Department of Health and Wellness funded);
  • 1 for facility based long term care (Department of Community Service funded);
  • 1 for labour;
  • 1 homecare/home support;
  • 1 for community residential homes
  • 1 for frontline workers; and
  • Up to 2 members-at large

Our Vision is “Safe and healthy people; safe and healthy workplaces”. Our focus is prevention and our mission is to work with stakeholders and partners to promote and improve safety and health in health and community services workplaces.
Do you want to help make a difference by serving on our Board of Directors? We are seeking Directors to foster the growth and development of AWARE-NS and assist the Association in fulfilling its Vision
Specifically, we are looking for people who meet these criteria:

  • Board Governance experience in organizations( public, private, non-profit)
  • Critical, independent thinker with a strategic focus
  • An understanding of the health and community services sectors ;
  • A commitment to a strong workplace safety culture
  • Willing and able to commit the time necessary to prepare for and effectively participate in meetings
  • Demonstrated sense of community and individual responsibility and accountability.

It is anticipated that the Board will meet in person during working hours, at least four times per year and by teleconference as required, and that your commitment to the AWARE-NS Board will span at least two years. The meetings are estimated to require a full day of active participation and are of paramount importance. AWARE-NS will reimburse travel expenses if they are not covered through your sponsoring organization.
Newly appointed Board members will receive an orientation to the Board’s Governance process, the AWARE-NS Strategic Plan, and the Strategic Operational Plan.
If you would like to receive additional information about AWARE-NS please contact Valerie Macleod, Executive and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator via e-mail, or by phone (902) 832-3868, toll free (877) 538-7228.
Completed applications can be submitted to the attention of Valerie Macleod via valerie@awarens.ca. Download the application.

Voting Members

Membership in AWARE NS consists of voting and non-voting members. Organizations involved in the health care and community services sector are eligible to become voting members and are entitled to have one representative who is the Official Designate of the organization and can attend and vote at any meeting of the members of the Society.

Eligibility:

Organizations involved in the health and community services sector are eligible for voting membership provided that the organization:

  • Subscribes to the objects of the society;
  • Undertakes neither to seek nor accept remuneration for services performed as a member or under the auspices of the society;
  • Pays the annual membership fee (if any) prescribed from time to time by the directors

All voting members are eligible to identify one official designate, of legal age, who can attend and vote at any meeting of the members of the society.

Application Process:

  • The application form is completed by each Health or Community Services organization seeking . The application must be authorized by the CEO or Administrator and should include the form below naming the Official Designate of the organization.
  • The application is reviewed by the Board of Directors of AWARE-NS.
  • Organizations are admitted as voting members based on a vote of the AWARE-NS Board of Directors.
  • The names and addresses of approved voting members, along with their official designates, are entered into the register of members.
  • The Secretary maintains a record of official designates and changes thereto.
  • Aware NS notifies the organization of the outcome of the approval process.

Application Form

The application form is accessible through the following link

Key Points

Organizational membership in the Society ceases:

  • Upon the wind-up or termination of existence of the member
  • If the member resigns by written notice to the society
  • If the member ceases to qualify for membership in accordance with by-laws, or
  • If, by a vote of the majority of voting members of the society or a majority vote of the Directors of the Society at a meeting duly called and for which notice of the proposed action has been given, the member’s membership in Aware -NS has been terminated.

In the May 2014 Newsletter

  • AWARE-NS…Become a Member Now!
  • Board Member Recruitment
  • Steps for Safety
  • Managing Heat Stress

To read more follow this link