Our Board has nine directors and each year, three seats are up for election. As a Calgary Co-op member, you may vote for up to three candidates each year. We all play an important role in electing members to our Board because a great Board is needed to oversee our growing $1.3 billion co-operative. Together as members, we make the final decision about who is elected.
Why does the Board recommend certain candidates?
The Calgary Co-op Board wants to ensure its directors have the competencies required to provide effective oversight of our complex co-operative. Therefore, the Board reviews its skills and identifies areas where knowledge gaps exist. The Board uses the gaps as a foundation for the skills it seeks from candidates running in the election. Those candidates whose skills best align are then recommended to the membership.
Required competencies as approved by the Board:
Competencies in one or more of the following areas: Senior Executive Leadership; Grocery Retail Experience and Leadership; Calgary Co-op Leadership; Board Governance Experience; Financial Literacy; Human Resources; Digital Economy/Technology; Real Estate; and Social Responsibility.
"Recommended” candidates are those individuals who, after a thorough and independent review process, were assessed as having the best match of competencies that will further strengthen our Board. We use an independent consultant to create a fair and objective process.
Thank you for being part of Calgary Co-op’s Director Election!