The CUC Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the organization in the best
interests of the ownership, the member congregations of the CUC. The Board has adopted the Carver model of policy governance, and governs through the setting and monitoring of appropriate Board polices.
The Board sets policy and vision through formally articulated Ends. The Means by which those Ends are achieved become the responsibility of the Executive Director, who, in turn, utilizes program, administrative and contract staff, and volunteers to perform the work.
There are eight Board members, elected by delegates from our congregations at the Annual General Meeting: two Trustees each from the British Columbia, Western, Central and Eastern regions. Each member is eligible to serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Board meetings also include Official Observers to the Board, who participate without a vote, representing UU Youth and Ministers.
The Board, together with the Executive Director and Official Observers, meet face-to-face several times a year, and regularly by teleconference.
- Annual Program Contribution: Exploring a new method of calculation
- Annual Reports
- Board Meeting Minutes
- Call for Nominations Board of Trustees and CUC Nominating Committee, 2017
- CUC Board Discussion Paper: Turning Towards the Future (Feb 2014)
- CUC Board Policy Manual
- CUC Expense Guidelines (pdf)
- List of past CUC Presidents
- Nominating Committee
- Responsibilities of a Board Member (FAQ)
- Visioning for the Canadian UU Movement
- Youth Observer to the Board: Position Description
To learn more about how the CUC is structured, visit our Governance page.
Members of the 2016-17 Board
|Title||Click for Bio||Click to Email||Click to list Congregations|
Beacon, North Shore, South Fraser, Vancouver
|Vice-President||Jane Ebbernfirstname.lastname@example.org||Western Region
Calgary, Lakehead, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Capital, Comox Valley, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island, Victoria
|Secretary||Carol Cumming Speirsemail@example.com||Atlantic Canada
Fredericton, Halifax, PEI, Saint John
|Jaime Duntonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Quebec and Eastern Ontario
Kingston, Lakeshore, Montreal, North Hatley, Ottawa Fellowship, Ottawa First
|Tanya Cothranemail@example.com||Southern Ontario
Elora-Fergus, Guelph, Hamilton, London, Niagara, Olinda, Sarnia-Port Huron, Waterloo, Windsor
|Susan Ruttanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Western Region
Arborg, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina, Westwood
|Lorna Weigandemail@example.com||Southern Ontario
Don Heights, Durham, Huronia, Mississauga, Neighbourhood, Northwest Toronto, Peterborough, Toronto First
|Youth Observer||Maya Jamesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Minister Observer||Rev. Debra Faulkemail@example.com|
|Executive Director||Vyda Ngfirstname.lastname@example.org|