Get involved in the CIA Elections
Steer the future direction of the Institute
The CIA Board is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the Institute. As a voting member, you have a hand in ensuring that the CIA has strong leadership.
Whether you want to run for election, support another member or simply vote, your actions contribute to the continuing advancement the profession. Make your voice heard.
Run for election
The positions to be filled in the 2024 elections are the President-Elect (one) and Directors (four).
You can play a key role in the development of the actuarial profession in Canada. The CIA Board is a collaborative space to share and discuss ideas, develop professional skills and build a diverse professional network.
The deadline to run for the 2024 CIA Elections is March 28.
As the leaders of the actuarial profession in Canada, the CIA Board plays a key role in developing the strategic plan for the Institute and steering the future direction of the profession.
As a Board member, you’ll have the opportunity to help develop and strengthen the actuarial profession in Canada while advancing your career, growing your network and working alongside professionals who share your passion for excellence.
The primary duties of Board members include:
- Contributing to the success of the Institute and its members.
- Promoting the Canadian actuarial profession nationally and internationally.
- Advancing the profession through the development of strategic planning.
Beyond meeting with other Board members, you’ll likely be assigned to sit on a Board committee (sometimes more than one, if needed) as well as serve as a liaison or Board representative on volunteer groups, including those of other actuarial associations (e.g., CAS, SOA, IAA).
Board members play a key role on CIA Board committees, task forces and steering committees.
The two standing Board committees are:
- Governance and Nominations Committee
- Human Resources, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Current CIA Board members identified and ranked the top 11 areas of expertise that make for a strong Board:
- Strategic planning
- Financial literacy
- Working with professional conduct and disciplinary issues
- Risk assessment and management
- Organizational management
- Marketing and public relations
- Experience with professional associations
- Performance management
- Human resources
- Auditing skills
Each member isn’t expected to have all these skills, but the Board as a group should have all these areas covered.
Learn more about the full duties and expectations for the roles of:
- Participate in the strategic planning and implementation process.
- Review and approve policies of the Institute.
- President-Elect/President/Immediate Past President
- Facilitate Board meetings in a manner that engages Directors.
- Collaborate with Executive Director to ensure strong organizational leadership.
- Act as the public figurehead of the Institute.
Several former Directors provided estimates of the time commitment required to fulfil their duties during their term. Although these estimates varied between individuals depending on their assignments and how much time they devoted to certain tasks, the average annual commitment reported was between five and 10% of their working time, or approximately 15 hours per month.
Each Director serves a three-year term. The President-Elect serves a one-year term, followed by one year as President and another year as Immediate Past President.
- Reach out to your network to share that you’re running for election.
- Ask your employer for their support.
- Participate in Elections Q&A activities using the CIA Forum de l’ICA (Discourse).
- Leverage your LinkedIn network:
- Share CIA Elections-related content.
- Post your position statement.
- Post content related to member questions.
- Update your photo to a CIA-branded election photo.
- Encourage your peers to vote.
CIA Board members contribute to the future of the Institute while honing leadership skills. Being a member of the Board is an opportunity to learn about the fiduciary responsibility of boards, develop business skills in negotiation and compromise and build your self-confidence for future opportunities in your professional life.
Learn about your candidates—the issues they’re passionate about and the unique skills they have to offer. Be engaged, read campaign materials and ask the candidates questions so you can cast an informed vote.
The slate of 2024 candidates will be introduced on April 23, 2024.
Voting is your opportunity to support candidates who can effectively represent your voice. Have your say and elect a Board that’s accountable to you, the Institute’s membership.
Note that members must be an FCIA or an ACIA of more than five years to vote.
Voting for the 2024 CIA Elections opens on May 9 and closes on May 30 at 15:00 ET.
CIA’s Rules of Procedure