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Call for Nominations for BAO Advisory Committee Members

Call for Nominations for BAO Advisory Committee Members

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

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As part of its governance structure, the BAO has a Board of Directors (Board) that is supported by three Advisory Committees. These volunteer committees are comprised of sector and consumer representatives who provide the Board and the CEO/Registrar with expert advice on matters affecting the bereavement sector.

  • Funeral and Transfer Service Advisory Committee
  • Cemetery, Crematorium and Municipal Advisory Committee
  • Faith-Based Advisory Committee

Open Positions

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

Funeral and Transfer Service Advisory Committee (3 open member positions)

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

Cemetery, Crematorium and Municipal Advisory Committee (3 open member positions)

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

Faith-based Advisory Committee (4 open member positions)

  • One (1) representative from the Muslim faith
  • One (1) representative from the Hindu faith
  • One (1) representative from the Sikh faith
  • One (1) representative from the Orthodox Christian faith

Terms of Office

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

The term of office for Advisory Committee members is 2 or 3 years to a maximum of six (6) years, with no eligibility to serve a further term.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying, please complete an Application for Appointment to Advisory Committee, accompanied by a resume and two letters of support from individuals, associations or religious organizations from the same sector as the committee being applied for. Nominee phone interviews may be conducted, as needed.

By mail:

Bereavement Authority of Ontario
Attn: Governance and Nominations Committee
100 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 505 Toronto, ON, M2N 6N5

Expected Contribution

  • Attendance at a minimum of 2 committee meetings per year (a delegate cannot be sent to replace a member)
  • Participation on ad hoc conference calls as required
  • Thorough preparation for meetings
  • Timely response to committee communications

Compensation

Participation on an Advisory Committee is a volunteer endeavor. While the BAO does not pay committee members a per diem, it does reimburse for travel and out-of-pocket expenses associated with attendance at meetings or special functions in accordance with the BAO Expense Policy.

Nomination Timeline

**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**

Questions

For more details on the composition, roles and responsibilities and overall structure of the Advisory Committees, click here to access the BAO By-law. For the Governance and Nomination Committee Terms of Reference, click here. For all other questions, call Lisa Padgett, Manager of the Office of the CEO/Registrar and Board of Directors, at 647-483-2691 or by email at lisa.padgett@thebao.ca.