POSITION AVAILABLE: Trustee for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) Charitable Trust for Research and Education

Posted 2002-02-17 | Jurisfemme Publications – Volume 21, No. 1, Winter 2002

We are seeking applications to fill a forthcoming vacancy on the Board of Trustees for the NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education. The Charitable Trust for Research was established in 1984 for the purposes of:

(a) the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and understanding among the general public of the status and role of Canadian women in society;

(b) research and education regarding legal issues as they affect Canadian women within the global community in all aspects of their social, economic, and political life;

(c) preparation and dissemination of such works by all appropriate means;

(d) assistance by charitable means to persons in the protection of their civil rights and liberties;

(e) the relief of poverty.

Donations to the NAWL Trust are tax creditable and the Trustees are responsible for decisions regarding the allocation of funds. The Trust's recent activities have included the sponsorship of an annual essay contest for students at post-secondary institutions, and the development of Gender and the Law: An Introductory Handbook for Law Students.

The Board of Trustees is composed of 5 members appointed by NAWL's National Steering Committee (NSC). As set out in the constitution, the composition of the Board of Trustees must include two NSC members, two past NSC members, and one member-at-large who has not been a member of the NSC.

We are seeking applicants to fill the member-at-large position for a term commencing May 2002 and ending May 2004.

To be eligible an applicant must be a member of NAWL, in good standing for at least one year. The NSC will select and appoint from amongst qualified candidates. Meetings of the Trustees are generally held by conference call and the time demands are not onerous.

If you wish to apply, please write to us stating your interest and qualifications for the Trustee position by April 15, 2002.

We would particularly welcome applications from Aboriginal women, women of colour and women with disabilities.
NAWL
1066 Somerset West, suite 303,
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4T3
Tel: 613-241-7570
Fax: 613-241-4657
email: info@nawl.ca