Canada Media Fund Board of Directors - Appointment opportunity

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Three part-time members of the Canada Media Fund (CMF) Board of Directors starting Summer 2021. The appointment is for a term of four years.

Description

The Government of Canada is looking for experienced, future-oriented individuals to join the board of the largest audiovisual content fund in Canada. The ideal candidate is one who sees the many opportunities on the horizon for Canadian audiovisual content development, production, distribution, and promotion in any format and on any platform, and who is ready to take a leadership role in positioning the sector as a whole to benefit. The candidate requires a high level of independence from all funders and beneficiaries in Canada’s screen industries.

The Canada Media Fund is a cornerstone of the Canadian audiovisual content production sector, supporting the development and production of audiovisual content in a wide variety of formats, including video games, traditional television shows, web series, and more. It is an active and important influencer in the sector, and as a member of its Board of Directors, you will be at the forefront of the significant evolution facing the sector and will help to chart a course forward.

The Canada Media Fund

The CMF is a not-for-profit public-private partnership that fosters, promotes, develops, and finances the production of Canadian content and applications for audiovisual media platforms. It is funded via regulatory contributions from Canada’s cable, satellite and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) distributors and direct contributions from the Government of Canada. Its program budget is approximately $350 million annually.

The Board of Directors of the CMF has fiduciary responsibility over the corporation. It ensures that all activities conducted by the corporation are in full compliance with the terms of the corporation’s contribution agreement with the Department of Canadian Heritage and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The Board conducts business through regular meetings of the full Board, the Audit Committee, and the Governance and Human Resources Committees.

The Board consists of nine directors, who are nominated by two member organizations: the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE), representing Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors, which elects six directors, and the Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage, which elects three. The Chair is elected by the Board and is also a director.

Further details can be found on the Canada Media Fund website.

Compensation

These are part-time positions. Following a ministerial nomination, the selected candidates do not become members of the Public Service of Canada. Directors are compensated by the CMF as follows (amounts subject to revision):

How to apply

Applicants must be 18 years old and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Applications must include the following:

Applications should not include sensitive personal information, such as your Social Insurance Number, birthdate, or proof of citizenship. Note that information sent by e-mail is not protected.

Please send your application by email to the linked address.

Applications must be received by May 9, 2021 to be considered. Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applications must be sent electronically. Hard-copy applications will not be accepted at this time.

Documents received after the deadline will not be accepted. All documents may be submitted in either French or English.

Official languages and diversity

The government is committed to ensuring that its appointments reflect Canada’s diversity. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as members of underrepresented linguistic, regional and employment equity groups. Employment equity groups include: women, members of First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities, Black people, people of colour, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ people. If you wish to self-identify as a member of one or more of these groups, please do so in your cover letter. Note that, if provided, this information may be kept for statistical purposes.

Bilingual proficiency in both English and French will be considered an asset while assessing candidates for this position, but it is not a mandatory requirement for consideration. You are encouraged to include your ability to speak and understand your second official language in your application. If required, simultaneous translation will be made available for Board meetings in English or French as appropriate.

Selection criteria

Essential qualifications

To be considered eligible for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements. Please be as specific as possible in your application when relating your experience to these qualifications:

Asset qualifications

The following qualifications are considered an asset. Please indicate in your application whether you meet any of the following additional criteria:

Appointment process

Please note that only successful candidates will be notified at each stage of the process.

Conditions of appointment

The successful candidate must commit to:

Prior to being appointed, you must demonstrate that you are free of any conflict of interest relative to the position. To do so, you must be able to meet the definition of independence as set out in the CMF’s by-laws. This includes demonstrating that you and your immediate family members are independent from the CMF, Funders, Beneficiaries, and their affiliates. This includes employment by, being a substantial shareholder of, or having a contractual relationship with any of the aforementioned groups. Prior to being appointed, you will be required to submit a detailed questionnaire outlining any ties you or your family have to the CMF, Beneficiaries, Funders, or their affiliates.

Privacy notice statement

The personal information you provide on this application is collected for ministerial appointment purposes. This information may also be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates and for statistical reporting on diversity and employment equity. The information is collected under the authority of paragraph 4(2)(d) of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and uses of this personal information are described in Standard Personal Information Bank PSU 919 - Members of Boards, Committees and Councils.

Your personal information is protected under the provisions of the federal Privacy Act. Under this Act, you have the right to access your personal information and request changes to incorrect information. If you wish to avail yourself of this right or require clarification about this Privacy Notice Statement, contact by email the Director of Access to Information and Privacy, Canadian Heritage. For further details on requests for access or correction, please consult the Info Source publication.

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