The 2022 Elections are around the corner and we’re looking for candidates.
Scroll down to find out how you could become a member of next year’s CCSAI Board of Directors,

 

Nominations Open January 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

Board Positions

Pick a Position.

The first thing you need to do is find out what position is right for you.
The board consists of a President and five (5) Vice Presidents, each representing one of our main campuses (you have to study in a program at the campus you are applying to represent).

President

The President is an elected representative of the Centennial College student body. As part of the Board of Directors, they ensure the Centennial College Student Association Inc. has a strong and robust system of governance.  They also perform the important role of developing and improving the programs and activities provided by the organization to students in collaboration with the CEO/Executive Director, the Board of Directors, CCSAI staff, the College, other student governments and key stakeholders.
You can find the full description of the position in the link below.

Role and Responsibilities

Key Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have completed one term with the CCSAI Board of Directors
  • Must be available to work 35 hours/week
  • Must pass a Vote of Confidence

Vice President

The Vice President represents and advocates for the needs and interests of the students from their campus, serving as a liaison between students and the college community. They work collaboratively with the President, as part of the Board of Directors, to ensure financial oversight and a robust system of governance is in place. They are the voice of the students of Centennial College connecting with students through classroom visits, town hall meetings, social media, videos and other forums.
You can find the full description of the position in the link below.

Role and Responsibilities

Key Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have a GPA 0.30 above Academic Good Standing your program.
  • Must be full-time for the full term (no co-op)
  • Must pass a Vote of Confidence

Nominations

Fill Out the Nomination Form.

Once you know which position you would like to run for, and you’ve confirmed that you are eligible, then you need to fill out the nomination form. It’s all online, but it is a long form with a few parts, so be sure to read the notes below about the information that you’ll want to have with you when you start.

If you don’t have all the information on hand, don’t worry. There is a save a continue function so that you can come back and complete your form at another time. Just be sure to complete it in full before Friday, February 4th at 4 PM.

The nomination form will be available beginning January 24, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST.

Nomination Form Checklist:

Before you start the nomination form you may want to be sure to have the following items on hand:

  • Your complete contact information including email, full address, and phone number
  • A personal statement of qualification outlining your suitability for the position
  • One (1) Student Leadership Engagement and Development Staff acknowledgement 
    To acquire this you will need to book a 15-minute appointment with a SLED staff member please click here to request a meeting. Upon completion of the meeting, You will need to list the SLED staff member that you have met with and asked for acknowledgement. The SLED staff will provide the acknowledgement directly to the CCSAI elections team.
  • Two (2) general staff references from Centennial College staff or faculty
  • Proof of volunteer experience

 

22/23 CCSAI Elections Nomination Form

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act, R.S.O. 1980, c272. The personal information will be used to verify eligibility to run or apply for a position with the CCSAI. To verify achievement of 0.30 above Academic Good Standing their respective program, most recently completed academic semester by a person holding an elected or appointed position on the CCSAI board during their term of office. The information will be disclosed only to the Chief Electoral Officer and the CCSAI Executive Director. Questions about this collection should be directed to the same individuals.
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  • Eligibility

    Be enrolled continuously in a Centennial College approved full time program (except president), working towards a diploma, certificate or degree for at least two out of three semesters of the academic year in which they are serving. One of the semesters in which they must be enrolled in is the winter semester of their term; a) Maintain a GPA of at least 0.30 over the threshold (rounded to two decimal places) of Good Academic Standing in their respective program;
  • Personal Statement

  • Please provide a personal statement highlighting the distinct insights, lived experiences and other assets that you would bring to the CCSAI Board of Directors.
  • Staff Reference/Acknowledgement

    Please list your staff references and contact information.
  • Student Life, Engagement and Development (SLED) or Student Experience & Success Staff Reference

    Each nomination must be accompanied by a department staff acknowledgement. To obtain a reference, you will need to book an appointment with a SLED staff member. They will provide the acknowledgement directly to CCSAI election staff. Please list the SLED staff member that you have requested an acknowledgement from below.
  • Volunteer Experience

    Each candidate is required one volunteer recommendation letter and/or formal proof of volunteer experience from the last three years
  • Max. file size: 64 MB.
  • Consent to Apply

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Vote of Confidence

Pass the Vote of Confidence.

After all nominations have been received and eligibility requirements have been confirmed, each candidate will be required to present to the current CCSAI Board of Directors for a Vote of Confidence.

We will contact all the candidates in advance to share an overview of the Vote of Confidence process.

 

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