Organization and Management
Board & Staffs
CARFAC is guided by an active Board, elected by the membership. The CARFAC National Board of Directors is comprised of volunteer CARFAC members who are practicing artists and represent all areas of Canada, from coast to coast. CARFAC Members are asked to put forward names of individuals who would make good board members, to be added to the database that will be used by the Nominating Committee. All Directors are elected for a term of two years and may serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. Following any election, the board will choose its Executive Officers, as per the CARFAC Bylaws.
Responsibilities and Duties of CARFAC Board Members
Service as a member of CARFAC’s Board of Directors requires time, dedication and commitment to the aims and purpose of CARFAC. For CARFAC to fulfill its unique role and reflect the views of its membership, Board members must participate fully in their roles and functions. The Directors of CARFAC National are responsible for setting goals, defining organizational policies and priorities, and approving plans to achieve our goals. CARFAC Board members are required to act in good faith and in the best interests of CARFAC National, to formally declare any real or apparent conflicts of interest, and to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information. Part of the due diligence required of Directors is attending Board meetings and keeping yourself informed about the affairs of CARFAC by reading the materials prepared for the meetings, newsletters and e-mail bulletins.
In addition to its role as an advocate on behalf of artists’ rights on a national level, CARFAC National also exists as an umbrella organization for its many regional affiliates, each with its own board of directors and office. Additional services, programs and projects are carried out by the individual affiliate organizations. By joining your provincial affiliate organization, you receive automatic membership in CARFAC National. CARFAC is currently working on building affiliates in Yukon, North West Territories, and Nunavut. All members residing in these regions are currently managed by the CARFAC National office.