The CFI’s Board of Directors is made up of 13 individuals — six of whom are appointed by the Government of Canada — from a variety of backgrounds, each with a unique perspective and understanding of the research world. The Chairperson leads the CFI in enhancing opportunities for partnerships and collaboration among research institutions, governments, funding organizations and the private sector, both nationally and internationally.
Among other things, the Board of Directors makes final decisions on projects to be funded and sets strategic objectives in the context of the CFI’s funding and contribution agreements. It approves annual plans and objectives, and reviews the outcomes of those objectives each year.
The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.