Join the SBM Board of Directors Help guide the vision to bring more sustainable building to Manitoba Submit before 5PM May 7th AGM Tuesday June 4th at 4:30

Pursuant to the Organizational Bylaws, this Call for Nominations for the 2024 Board Elections is being issued.

Nominations will be open until 5:00 PM on Tuesday May 7th 2024.

The Election will be held electronically with the outcome announced at the Annual General Meeting on June 4th at 4:30 PM and will be voted in by the membership. More details on the Annual General Meeting to come.
The time commitment for being a Director is between 4-7 hours/month, and includes attending:

  • Monthly Board Meetings
    • The Board typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 PM, from September to June.
    • Meetings are under 2 hours in length.
    • Some decisions are made via email or voting between meetings.
  • Monthly Committee Meetings
    • SBM has 5 active and 1 dormant committees that any member may be a part of.
    • Directors are required to sit on at least one committee at minimum, and each committee must be chaired or co-chaired by a Director.
    • Each meeting is about an hour, and is usually held virtually.

The SBM committees consist of:

  • Marketing – helps to promote not only SBM, but sustainable building practices in Manitoba more generally,
  • Programming – sets the topics and speakers for SBM’s Lunch and Learns, buildings tours and other events,
  • Training – supporting sustainable building training development in Manitoba, with a special focus on being a repository of all the training across the province,
  • Advocacy – working to lobby and campaign for necessary actions from government and corporations for Manitoba to be sustainably built,
  • Partnerships – help to identify sponsors and to build relationships with others in the sector to strengthen our collective ability to build sustainably, and
  • Events – help with the logistics of our events geared to build community and forge connections.

In general, each Director is responsible for:

  • helping to achieve the vision, mission, values and implementation of the strategic plan to meet SBM’s objectives and represent the organization accordingly,
  • attending meetings and notify when unable to attend,
  • actively participating in the decision-making and work of the Board at and between meetings,
  • sharing relevant information for dissemination to broader community and to help inform decisions,
  • supporting membership recruitment,
  • sitting on or chairing SBM committees,
  • securing a minimum of one sponsor for the organization,
  • devoting sufficient time to complete duties, and
  • helping to ensure SBM is operating as outlined in organizational by-laws.

All directors must be SBM Members in good standing, and terms are for two years. Directors can serve consecutive terms.
There are 9 director positions available, so if you are interested please submit a nomination.

Nominations must be submitted by EMAIL ( by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.

Please submit:

  • a statement about why you want to be on the board, and
  • a 150 word bio and a link to your LinkedIn if you have it.

Some things to consider covering in your bio include:

  • your education,
  • current or most recent job title and company,
  • area of expertise,
  • favourite sustainable building project,
  • and why you want to join the board.

Thank you,
Michael Cann
Election Officer