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Board Member Recruitment, Marten Falls First Nation (Marten Falls, ON)

The newly formed development corporation of Marten Falls First Nation is seeking qualified individuals to serve as directors on the Board of Directors.

The Organization

The band-owned corporation was created in 2018 to be the official proponent of the environmental assessment (EA) project for the community access road to Marten Falls, which means the corporation is responsible for managing the project. The corporation is coordinating the necessary studies to obtain and evaluate the technical, environmental, social and economic data to satisfy the requirements of an environmental assessment (EA) process under the Environmental Assessment Act, RSO 1990 (EAA), administered by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for an all-weather multi-use community access road to Marten Falls, commencing from the northern terminus of Painter Lake Primary Forest Access Road around the Nakina area in Northern Ontario.

The Community

The community of Marten Falls is a remote Indigenous community in Northern Ontario and is currently serviced by a commercial airline and a winter road. It is intended that this EA will lead to the development of a road that will connect Marten Falls First Nation to the provincial highway system for all-year access. In the future, this road could potentially be further used to connect the Ring of Fire region to the provincial highway, but such plans are currently outside the scope of the EA being undertaken.

Overview of the Role

As a director, you would be responsible, in concert with the remainder of the Board, to manage and supervise the management of the business and affairs of the Company. It is intended that your role will not be to oversee the day-to-day affairs of the Company, which affairs will be managed by the appointed officers of the Company, subcontractors or certain of their employee delegates, but to provide high-level guidance and oversight. Directors will be asked to meet monthly, either in person or by conference call, and as necessary.

As a director, you would be required to act honestly and in good faith, with a view to the best interests of the sole shareholder, Marten Falls First Nation. Furthermore, you would be restricted from operating with a conflict of interest and would be required to disclose any conflict of interest that may arise. Additionally, as a director, you would be beholden to a strict requirement of confidentiality.

Appointment will be made shortly after selection, to continue until the next annual meeting of shareholders, to take place in fall/winter of 2019. Appointments may be extended annually, on the basis of quality performance. Once appointed, directors are entitled to an honorarium of up to $750 per meeting day, plus reimbursement of travel and other expenses, as applicable. 

Qualifications

All applicants must meet the criteria for being a director under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) meaning that they must be a minimum of 18 years of age, a resident Canadian, and not be a person who has the status of bankrupt or has been found, under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 of the Mental Health Act or by a court, to be incapable of managing property.

Prior board experience will be considered an asset. Prior experience working on infrastructure projects, large capital projects or environmental assessments would be considered a strong asset. Prior experience working with First Nations on such projects would be considered an additional asset but is not required. 

How to Apply

To apply, please provide a letter of introduction explaining why you are interested in serving on the Board, a resume detailing your experience and qualifications, and contact information for two references. These documents should be submitted to MFCARINFO@gmail.com by 5:00pm on December 11, 2018. 

All questions and inquiries may be directed to MFCARINFO@gmail.com.

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