Board of Directors FAQs

What is the role of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors?

The Board is responsible for overseeing the business and activities of the Corporation. The Board approves the corporation’s corporate and business plans, annual reports, financial statements and strategic direction.

How do I submit my name to sit on the Board of Directors at CBC/Radio-Canada?

All Board members are appointed by the Government of Canada on the advice of the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Anyone interested in submitting their name for consideration should review the appointment process. Please consult the government’s website at: www.appointments.gc.ca.

Are there any vacancies on CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors?

The Board is composed of 12 members, including the Chair of the Board and the President and CEO of the Corporation. Vacancies are posted on the government’s website at: www.appointments.gc.ca.

How long do Board Members sit on CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board of Directors?

Each Board member is appointed by an Order-in-Council for a term not exceeding five years. The term can be renewed. Board members perform their duties until they resign or a new director has been appointed to replace them.

Can Board appointments be terminated?

The tenure of Board appointments are “during good behaviour” (i.e. the Governor in Council may only remove them for cause).

What is the compensation for CBC/Radio-Canada’s Board members?

The remuneration of the Chair of the Board and the President and CEO are in accordance with the terms of the Order-in-Council appointing them. The President and CEO receives his annual salary, while the Chair of the Board receives an annual retainer (from $14,500 to $17,100) and per diem fee (from $565 to $665) for meetings, travel time, and special executive, analytical or representational responsibilities.

The current remuneration scheme for the other members of the Board of Directors is:

Meetings Board of Directors Audit Committee Other Committees
Regular (in person) Meetings Attendance in person For the first 6 regular meeting days:
$2,000/day
For the first 6 regular meeting days:
$1,300/day for members
$1,550 for the Chair
For the first 4 regular meeting days:
$1,000/day for members
$1,250 for the Chair
Thereafter: $625/day Thereafter: $625/day Thereafter: $625/day
Participation by telephone $625/day or
$312.50/half-day
$250/day $250/day

Conference Call Meetings $250/day $250/day $250/day

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