Call for Board Members

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About Us

For over 35 years, Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity (ALAC)
has been supporting Ontario’s artistic community by providing pro bono summary
legal advice, information and education to artists and creators.

ALAC is operated by volunteer lawyers, fellow creators and law students who
generously donate their time to help Ontario’s creative community harness legal
knowledge to further their artistic endeavours.

ALAC is looking for dedicated individuals to join its Board of Directors. If you are
a lover of the arts and are ready to join a hands-on working board that is
passionate about supporting Ontario artists, then this may be an opportunity for
you. ALAC is about to embark on its first 5-year strategic plan which is focused
on three core pillars:

  1. Sustain and grow our programs and services in accordance with the
    organization’s mission to empower artists through access to summary
    legal advice, information and education.
  2. Have an inclusive environment in all of its governance and operations and
    particularly involve historically marginalized artists and communities in
    helping shape ALAC’s programming and services.
  3. Continue to build cohesion and respectful relationships amongst artists,
    arts workers, lawyers and law students to provide legal advice and support
    to artists, while prioritizing the need to ensure a breadth of relationships
    that reflect the diversity of Ontario’s arts community.

ALAC’s Board will take a hands-on role in fulfilling our strategic plan. In addition,
Board members will be asked to sit on specific committees, including fundraising,
events, clinic, governance, and various other ad hoc committees.

As an organization representing a diverse sector, ALAC has embarked on an
anti-racism organizational change process and is committed to diversifying its
Board. We particularly encourage applications from Black people, Indigenous
people, people of colour, people with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQ+
community and those with varied areas of expertise and lived experiences.

Board of Directors

Several positions are coming vacant on the Board.
Directors of ALAC meet four to six times a year through a combination of in-
person and videoconference meetings. Board Meetings are usually between 1 to
2 hours and take place in the evening.

Board members are expected to join a committee or working group. The time
commitment varies but is usually 2 or 3 hours per month. ALAC also encourages
our Board Directors that are eligible to join our duty counsel rosters for the legal
clinic and to volunteer to lead educational sessions.

You do not need to a lawyer to join the Board of Directors.

Call for Nominations/Expressions of Interest

Nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted by March 22,
2024, to Tyler Kowalchuk (admin@alasontario.ca).


March 22, 2024: ALAC Board will meet to review submissions.
March 25 to March 29th : ALAC Board members will meet with a short list of
April 1st, 2024: All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be notified
of the Board’s decision.
By mid April, 2024: Prospective Board Members will be invited to attend a Board Meeting and formally meet the Board



Board Package 2024