Amelia Douglas Institute for Métis Culture and Language (Amelia Douglas Institute Board of Directors Call Out)

Organization Name: Amelia Douglas Institute for Métis Culture and Language
Opportunity Title: Amelia Douglas Institute Board of Directors Call Out
Category: Heritage / Museums
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: June 28, 2024
End Date: June 1, 2025

Opportunity Description:

Be part of lifting up, revitalizing, and sustaining Métis culture, heritage, and Michif languages in BC by becoming an Amelia Douglas Institute Board Member. 

The call out for these volunteer governance positions is open now until April 30, 2024.


About the Amelia Douglas Institute

The Amelia Douglas Institute (ADI) celebrates and uplifts Métis culture in British Columbia through educational exhibitions, programs, and research. The Institute connects Métis people throughout the province with their culture, heritage, and Michif languages through virtual and in-person resources and initiatives and educates the public about Métis people and culture.

The ADI is a registered charitable organization that was developed by Métis Nation of British Columbia’s Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Language in 2023. Ministry staff are currently overseeing the Institute’s program delivery and operations until the Institute is further established and has sustainable funding to maintain operations independently.

The ADI’s showroom and exhibition space opened to the public in January 2024 and is located at #300 13401 108 Ave Surrey BC. More information about the ADI, as well as information on Métis culture and language resources can be found on its website:


Board Member Responsibilities and Commitments

The ADI is currently seeking to fill seven (7) volunteer board member seats. The ADI board is responsible for the following:

Uphold the ADI’s mission, vision and mandate (see ADI website for detailed descriptions)
Providing strategic planning, oversight and guidance to support the ADI’s growth and long-term operational success.
Act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the ADI and uphold the ADI’s bylaws.
Attending and participate in virtual Board Meetings (frequency to be decided by the Board) and Annual General Meetings. At this time, all board meetings will be held virtually and travel will not be required.


Board Member Eligibility

Please take note of the following regarding Board member eligibility requirements:

The ADI shall endeavor to ensure the composition of Directors will reflect a broad range of experiences, expertise, and shall, where practicable, be representative of all MNBC regions.
A majority of Directors must be a Citizen of a Governing Member of the Métis Nation.
A majority of Directors must currently reside in British Columbia.
Directors must possess knowledge of Métis culture, history, material arts, and/or Michif languages.
Experience within the museum, culture, heritage, charitable sector, marketing, education or other relevant sectors is an asset.
Prior board experience is an asset.


How to Submit an Application to Become an ADI Board Member

If you’d like to contribute to this exciting opportunity to advance Métis cultural knowledge and awareness in British Columbia by volunteering your leadership, knowledge and expertise, please consider applying. Each application must include the following:

A cover letter expressing why the applicant would be a good fit
A resume or curriculum vitae that outlines the applicant’s relevant employment, volunteer, lived and/or academic experience.
Proof of Métis citizenship (if applicable)

Please submit your application to Mallory Blondeau at by April 30th, 2024. Successful applicants will be appointed by the Selection Committee in accordance with ADI’s bylaws and notified in early June.


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