Our Mission

Making a difference – Saving Lives

Our Vision

Every animal is valued
through dignity and respect in
all communities within our region.

The Fort McMurray Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FMSPCA) is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors (‘the Board’). Board members are elected on a staggered two-year term (i.e. half of the Board are elected on odd years and half on even years).

As the governing body, the FMSPCA Board is responsible for the overall direction of the FMSPCA as well as the effective and efficient operation of the Organization through its Executive Director. To this end, it is the responsibility of the Board to recruit potential new Board members and provide these members with a meaningful orientation of Board roles and functions.

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All Board members must be member of the FMSPCA.

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As a Board Director you duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Appropriate preparation and active participation (including consistent attendance at regular board meetings)
  • Approve, where appropriate, policy and other recommendations received from the Board, its standing committees and Executive Director;
  • Monitor all Board governance policies;
  • Review the bylaws and policy manual, and recommend bylaw changes to the general membership;
  • Review the Board’s structure, approve changes, and prepare necessary bylaw amendments where appropriate;
  • Approve the Annual Operating Budget;
  • Support and participate in annually evaluating the Executive Director;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, committees, staff members, volunteers, donors, supporters and community at large;
  • Be familiar with the mandate, bylaws and policies of the FMSPCA;
  • To respect identified spokespeople of the Organization (i.e. President, Executive Director or an assign) and ensure that the board speaks in one voice outside the boardroom;
  • Participate in a minimum of one committee; and
  • Active participation in the fund-raising activities of the organization in a manner appropriate for that Board Director and at a level of effort commensurate with other members of the Board.

** Board elections are held every May.

** FMSPCA Annual General Meeting with board elections: May 25, 2017



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