2024 CFNL Board Call for Nominations


CFNL is recruiting members to join its board of directors. 

New members have an exciting opportunity to shape an organization with national relevance while grounding it in the beauty and strengths of the people who call Newfoundland and Labrador home and the place that’s given us all so much. 

Sharing Your Gifts

Our Board works as a team, and each member has different experiences and skills. We are looking for the following to add to the existing board’s strengths. 

  • Experience/knowledge with legal and regulatory matters concerning not-for-profit corporations and charitable foundations.
  • Lived experience not already represented at the Board table, especially individuals who live outside the Northeast Avalon and/or identify as being part of an equity-deserving community, such as racialized or Indigenous persons, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, persons with disabilities and immigrants to the province. 

All Board members should have the following:

  • 5-10 hours per month to dedicate to CFNL work over a 3-year term
  • A commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in their personal and professional lives. 


NOTE: Applications from people living anywhere in Newfoundland and Labrador or who live outside the province and have strong connections to NL are welcome. Meetings are conducted remotely or in a hybrid format. 

Share Your Interest By April 19, 2024

We ask all applicants to answer these questions as part of their expression of interest:

  1. Why are you interested in CFNL’s mission and its work? 
  2. Tell us what skills and experience you can contribute to the Board. See above for a list of current priority skillsets and backgrounds. 
  3. How do you commit to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion? 

Submit your expression of interest by April 19, 2024. You can use any of the following formats

  • 1-2 page letter – submit to info@cfnl.ca
  • 5-10 minute video recording – submit to info@cfnl.ca as an attachment or link.
  • A recorded conversation with the Executive Director by phone or zoom (approximately 20 minutes) – contact Nicole Dawe at ndawe@cfnl.ca or (709) 221-1030 or book a time here before April 19. 
  • Optional – Submit a resume or CV. 

Selected applicants will be notified within six weeks of the deadline and brought forward as a slate of nominations at CFNL’s AGM in late May or early June. 

About The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (CFNL) vision is thriving Newfoundland and Labrador communities where everyone belongs. We support this by stewarding funds and connecting diverse people, ideas and resources.  

Established in 2001, CFNL stewards more than $2 million in philanthropic investment for the benefit of the province, has facilitated granting of over $4 million since 2017 and leads community knowledge initiatives like NL Vital Signs. We’re part of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), the national network for Canada’s 200+ community foundations that, combined, stewards $7 billion in resources and reaches 90 percent of the country’s geography.

Our work takes place in three areas:

  1. Donor Services – stewarding funds on behalf of donors and charities. 
  2. Granting – Making grants from funds stewarded by CFNL and through granting partnerships as part of the Community Foundations of Canada network. 
  3. Community Leadership – Connecting diverse people, ideas and resources through initiatives like NL Vital Signs and participating in a wide array of local, regional and national conversations about the community sector and philanthropy.