Nominations are now being accepted for

ACNA Board Members at Large


The strategic leadership of ACNA begins with our elected officers and members-at-large. The ACNA Nominations Committee is seeking individuals who have been members of ACNA for at least six months, are classified as either Regular or Retired, and who have a passion, energetic enthusiasm and commitment to contribute to the vitality and growth of ACNA by becoming a member of the Board of Directors.

Authority and Accountability: The Board is the legal authority for the ACNA. A Board member holds a position of trust and accountability, represents the membership and thereby the community, and is responsible for the governance of the organization.

Term of Office: Board members are instated January 1st for a term of two years. The Directors are elected by the membership. They may be re-elected for a maximum of one additional two-year term. Interim appointments are not considered as part of the two-year term. A simple majority is sufficient to the election of the Board of Directors and Officers.

Requirements of the position:

  • To have an interest in and commitment to advancing excellence in cannabis nursing practice through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
  • To attend the Annual Business Meeting and a minimum of four Board meetings per year
  • To commit at least four hours per month (preparation for meetings, meetings of Board and committee)
  • To commit to the mission, mandate and work of the organization
  • To keep informed of the organization’s activities
  • To follow conflict of interest and information management policies


  • Act as the decision-making body for the membership
  • Govern the organization following the by-laws, policies and procedures approved by the Board
  • Develop priorities and goals based on community needs and funding requirements
  • Review and, if appropriate, approve recommendations from Board committees and staff
  • Participate in the annual planning process and review
  • Be accountable to the community through the membership
  • Be accountable to funders in meeting contractual obligations
  • Assess the organization’s effectiveness on a regular basis
  • Work with staff in a respectful, positive and supportive way
  • Understand the role of staff and respect the boundaries between Board and staff roles
  • Maintain positive relations and regular contact with members and the community
  • Officers (President, President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary) have additional duties related to their position on the Board

Expectations for ACNA Board Members are:

  • Attend regular Board and Committee meetings and any special meetings or events
  • Understand the organization's mission and mandate
  • Participate on a rotational basis to answer emails to address membership concerns
  • Keep up to date on issues, community trends and needs
  • Participate on committees as required
  • Follow conflict of interest and freedom of information/confidentiality policies
  • Review and be informed on financial and budget matters

This year there are three open positions for Board Members at Large whose term will run January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. Please click here to complete the Consent to Serve/Nomination Form.

You MUST provide a copy of your CV and a photo (headshot only) to ACNA Headquarters to complete the nomination process.

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