The Foundation shall consist of not less than 7 nor more than 12 members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. If the term of a member expires, he or she shall continue as a member until reappointed or replaced.
The objectives of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) are:
The HFNL Board currently consists of ten members (includes one BTCRD representative) Board member terms are for three year terms (which are normally renewable for a second term). The executive director reports to the board which operates under the Carver model.
Those who make up the HFNL should collectively possess the following experience:
Board members should also possess an appreciation of and experience in the field of heritage preservation through either a professional or volunteer involvement. This might include involvement in a community heritage organization or experience in fields such as heritage carpentry, municipal or heritage planning, or architecture. Board members should also:
Members of the HFNL should be available to meet 4-6 times per year which would consist of one face-to-face meeting per year (1-2 days) along with bi-monthly video/teleconferences of 2-3 hours. Occasionally input or decisions of the board will be requested via email. Involvement in the HFNL’s committees would involve three to four additional meetings per year either in person or by video/teleconference. Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.
Board terms are for a period of 3 years. An additional 3 year term may be approved.
There is no remuneration for HFNL board members however compensation is provided for board-related travel.
The Foundation is seeking to fill up to nine vacant positions with expressions of interest being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified in the board profile.
The board seeks gender equity, a fair geographic/regional representation from the Province and First Nations representation on the HFNL board.