Call for Interest: Standing Committee on Finance

The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is seeking applications from qualified Canadian financial experts to join the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF). Individuals with diverse financial and human resources expertise in public, private or not-for-profit sectors are encouraged to apply to complement the existing membership.

The mandate of CIHR’s SCF is to monitor and provide recommendations to Governing Council about matters related to finance and human resources. The SCF promotes transparency and accountability in all financial planning strategies of CIHR and ensures that there is alignment between operational resources and the strategic direction set by Governing Council.

The major roles and responsibilities of the committee are to:

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

Appointments to the Standing Committee on Finance will be made in a way that ensures:

The appointments will start on December 4, 2023 for a term of three years, and members may be renewed for a second term of up to three years.

The current membership and additional information on the SCF can be found here:
Standing Committee on Finance - CIHR (

To note: The Terms of Reference of all standing committees of CIHR's Governing Council are reviewed annually and more frequently if amendments are required.

Time Commitment

The Committee meets virtually three times per year. Additional meetings may be held at the call of the Chair.

Remuneration and Expenses

Members are not compensated for their service. If however, an in-person meeting is planned, travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the Government of Canada Treasury Board Guidelines.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are invited to apply by sending the following documents to CIHR’s Governance Secretariat:

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