2013 CIRA Election - Formation of the Nomination Committee

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Why Serve on the Nomination Committee?

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a Member-driven organization that manages the .CA domain space on behalf of all Canadians.  CIRA’s Board of Directors develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.


The Nomination Committee plays a critical role in soliciting and selecting qualified Candidates for the Nomination Committee Slate of CIRA’s Board of Directors Election. The Nomination Committee consists of between six and 12 individuals appointed by CIRA’s Board of Directors. This group is tasked with selecting a slate of Candidates that represents Canada’s diverse geographical, linguistic, cultural, and professional make-up.


The Opportunity
Become a member of the Nomination Committee Members - you will have the opportunity to:

  • Serve a two-year term with the objective of building a Member-elected Board of Directors that represents Canada’s  wide range of views and interests.
  • Make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction of .CA and Canadian Internet policy.
  • Network and learn from professionals from across Canada.
  • Gain valuable insight and experience around technical innovation, Internet policy and organizational governance.
  • Select Candidates at a meeting in Ottawa. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.


As a Nomination Committee Member, your role will be to:

  • Solicit Canadians who could help position CIRA and .CA for operational excellence.
  • Develop and provide to the Board a list of skills, experience and demographic criteria for Directors, necessary to ensure balanced representation and effective governance that will help CIRA achieve its goals.
  • Provide CIRA's Board of Directors and .CA Members a slate of Candidates from which the Members will elect Directors.
  • Identify, interview, and check references of prospective Candidates.


Learn more about CIRA’s Election process. You can also review CIRA's by-laws.