Interested in Becoming a Board Member?


Protein Industries Canada is currently recruiting for its Board of Directors.

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein and plant-based co-products. We are one of Canada’s five innovation Superclusters.

Our Vision: Canada is a global leader in plant protein

Our Mission: Invest collaboratively to accelerate innovation and the competitiveness of the Canadian plant protein sector

Protein Industries Canada currently has four (4) vacant board positions. Three of the positions will be elected at our Annual General Meeting and one which will be appointed as an independent director and presented at the AGM.

Protein Industries Canada’s AGM will be held virtually on September 24, 2020.

About the Board of Directors

Protein Industries Canada has a 12-person board made up of individuals from across Canada. The board meets four to six times a year and has two committees of the board: Governance and Nominating, and Audit and Finance. Committees meet in advance of regular board meetings. Board terms are for three (3) years. No Director may sit for more than six (6) years. Traditionally board meetings are held on a rotating schedule between Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Board meetings are usually full days. Currently, all meetings are being held virtually.

Protein Industries Canada is Seeking female board members

Protein Industries Canada is a gender balanced board. In order to meet this requirement, four women must be elected to the board in 2020-21. The election procedures, as defined in Protein Industries Canada’s bylaws, ensure a gender balanced board.

Three of the positions will be elected at our AGM. Nominations for the three positions are currently being accepted.

Committed to ensuring a skills-based board, Protein Industries Canada is currently seeking nominations for female board members that would bring experience and expertise in:

  • Finance or Accounting;
  • Food Retail/Brand Management;
  • International Marketing; and
  • Legal expertise.

Interested female candidates who have strengths in other areas, including data and intellectual property management, primary agriculture, funding program management, economic development or other areas are also encouraged to apply.

To let your name stand for the Board of Directors you must:

  • Be a Member of Protein Industries Canada in good standing;
  • Be authorized to represent your organization;
  • Fill out the nomination papers and have it signed by two (2) other Protein Industries Canada members; and
  • Submit your completed nomination paper to

Nominations must be received by September 8, 2020.

You do not have to attend the AGM to be elected to the Board of Directors.

Nomination Process

To let your name stand for a position on the Board of Directors, you must:

  • Fill out the nomination form as instructed;
  • Submit a short biography; and
  • Submit a letter of intent that outlines why you are interested in serving on the board, your relevant experience and skills that will make you an effective contributor for the organization.
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