Call for Nomination for Board Members!

Are you interested in being part of a Nova Scotia Board of Directors that has one goal and that is to make Nova Scotia a healthier place to live and breathe? We’re looking for people who are committed in the fight against lung disease in Nova Scotia and are interested in serving as a Board member for LANS.

Mission Statement: The Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS) is a charitable health organization dedicated to improving quality of life by preventing and managing lung disease through research, advocacy, patient services and education.

Motto: When you can’t breathe…nothing else matters.

Vision: From our main office in Halifax, we serve all Nova Scotians with lung disease through help from our generous donors. Our focus is simple: offer the best programs and services in lung health, advocate for better lung health research and fund areas that directly help Nova Scotians breathe easier.

History: The Lung Association of Nova Scotia was established in the early 1900’s to control the spread of and prevent tuberculosis, a once deadly disease and number one killer of Canadians. With over 100 years of service to the community, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia continues to directly help people who live with lung disease.

The Board of Directors comprises of up to 12 members and is a governance/policy board. The Board is responsible for governing the organization that includes strategic planning, policy, financial oversight, and board self-management.

What you’ll get out of this experience:
• Opportunity to serve all Nova Scotians with lung disease
• Board experience and a chance to network with great people
• Opportunity to participate in matters of finance, governance, fundraising, and strategic planning
• Satisfaction that comes from making a difference in people’s lives
• A chance to give back to your community

Your Commitment:
• Three year term that may be renewed for a further three years, pending renewal and approval by the board
• The board of directors meets September through June on the second Tuesday of the month, approximately five times per year from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Meetings are held at the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax Office, 6331 Lady Hammond Rd.
• Committees of the board typically meet on a set schedule, either in person or by teleconference, according to their respective work agendas

Board Member Responsibilities:
• Actively participate in all matters of the board relating to good governance including strategic planning, financial oversight, policy setting, self-governance and oversight
• Attend all board meetings, Annual General Meeting and special events
• Be accessible for personal contact in between board meetings via email correspondence and phone calls
• Be committed to the work of LANS and knowledgeable about our services
• Be an advocate for the fight against lung disease in Nova Scotia
• Participate on a minimum of one board sub-committee
• Assist in fundraising activities
• Work as a team member by supporting the Board and the President & CEO

Nominations for 2017
The Board of Directors requires nominees who have many of the following skills:
• Previous Board experience in a Not-For-Profit
• A strong desire to make Nova Scotia a healthier place to live and breathe
• Specialties in:
o Government Relations
o Accounting/Financial Acumen
o Human Resources
o Legal

We encourage nominations from diverse community members.

How to apply:
Nominees should email the following nomination information to info@ns.lung.ca

• Nominee’s mailing address, email address, telephone numbers
• Short statement outlining the nominee’s skill set and how this would be advantageous to the LANS Board
• Indicate if a current Board member is willing to stand for the nomination

For additional information on LANS and the role of our Board of Directors please contact us:
(902) 443-8141, Toll Free in NS: 1-888-566-5864, or by email info@ns.lung.ca.

Page Last Updated: 15/03/2017