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CIRA’s nomination committee selects candidates for the board election; Applications for the member slate now open

By Julie Lépine
Manager, Membership Relations

Ottawa, ON – August 2, 2023 – CIRA’s nomination committee has selected five candidates from across Canada with a broad mix of experience and qualifications necessary for a high-performing board. Here are the candidates:

Adam Harvey

Gwen Beauchemin

Graeme Bunton

Jill Kowalchuk

Wade Leslie

CIRA was pleased by the extraordinary interest in this year’s election cycle. The nomination committee received several applications from highly qualified candidates across the country. Learn more about the nomination committee candidates.

Call for member slate nominations

Now, CIRA is looking for qualified members to join the board through the members’ slate. Members can apply starting a 2 p.m. ET on August 2, 2023 until 2 p.m. ET on August 16, 2023.

This will be followed by a nominee endorsement period starting August 30, 2023, and ending on September 13, 2023. Member nominees must receive at least 20 shows of support from members to become a final candidate in the board election.

Information about CIRA’s board of directors election is available at

About CIRA membership

If you are a .CA domain holder, you can become a CIRA member. As a member, you get the opportunity to be involved in our governance processes by voting in the board of directors election and annual general meeting. You also get to attend local events for networking, business development and knowledge sharing and stay up to date on CIRA’s latest initiatives, industry trends and issues that affect Canadians every day.