Special General Meeting – July 21

We’re hosting a special general meeting to fill three interim seats on our Board! Join us on July 21 to meet like-minded community members and help shape the future of Happy City St. John’s.

Location: Online

To attend the meeting, please register in advance to get the virtual meeting link here: https://forms.gle/KAMo17wmsE2zRbyCA
*Please register by 5pm on Tuesday, July 20.


If you wish to apply for an interim board of directors position, please fill out the form at the following link: https://happycity.typeform.com/to/ZAYRqm

About the Role
Board members are a key part of shaping and executing the work of Happy City St. John’s. They serve a two-year term and meet at least monthly, with additional committee meetings to plan for and implement events and campaigns.

Members of the Board are encouraged to bring forward ambitious ideas for Happy City projects and are given the opportunity to work with our energetic team to bring those ideas to fruition.

Board members are expected to attend at least 50% of board meetings, unless accommodations are agreed upon by the Chair.

Happy City St. John’s has an active volunteer board, and members should expect to spend at least 5-10 hours per month on Happy City duties.

These positions are interim, meaning that you will serve until our next Annual General Meeting in October. You would then be free to apply for re-election, or you may choose to not seek re-election.

Who Should Apply?
We are seeking board members with diverse experiences who have a passion for making their community a better place. All levels and kinds of expertise and lived experience are welcome.

Happy City St. John’s is committed to fulfilling its mission while embracing equity and diversity. We would be particularly interested in self-nominations from people who are members of designated groups including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (2SLGBTQIA+). We believe these citizens’ experiences must be at the center of the work we do and hence strongly encourage nominations from people with these identities to apply.

How Does It Work?
Individuals self-nominate by completing an online form. Anyone can stand for election, except for candidates or elected officials for municipal, provincial, or federal office. The election of new Board members takes place on Wednesday, July 21 at Happy City’s SGM. Members vote to elect candidates at the SGM following the introductions of all candidates and all candidates must attend the SGM.

Submit your application by 4 pm on Friday, July 16.