Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund – Board Director(s)

Board Director(s)

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

Calgary is the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs embracing technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges: cleaner energy, safe and secure food, efficient movement of goods and people, and better health solutions. Now more than ever, Calgary has shown a remarkable ability to take on unexpected challenges and adapt to new realities. A diverse, inclusive and multicultural city, The Economist ranks Calgary as the most livable city in North America and the 5th most livable in the world. We are, and always will be, an opportunity-rich city of problem solvers.

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

In 2018, the City of Calgary launched a powerful tool to attract and support transformative investments in the city. The $100-million Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) offers support for private sector companies, non-profits and public institutions who are making investments in Calgary that will be catalysts for economic growth and diversification, increased employment, and expansion of ecosystems in key economic sectors.

The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund is seeking volunteer Board Directors to set the mission, approve strategies and objectives, ensure compliance with fiduciary and legal requirements, make decisions on applications that pass the rigorous screening process, and maximize the value of work done by OCIF.

Board Directors, Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

Like the city you want to serve, you are visionary, creative, and entrepreneurial. You are passionate about Calgary and want to apply your original thinking and innovative ideas to help grow its economy.

As a Director, you will be a skilled communicator and relationship builder with subject matter expertise and can work effectively with businesses, strategic community and public sector partners, government, and other key stakeholders.

The application is open to individuals from all sectors and backgrounds, but right now we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in law and corporate governance or technology and innovation. A focus on core target areas including agribusiness, energy/cleantech/renewables, and life sciences would be an asset.

It is recognized as a fundamental principle of Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund that all persons are equal and that diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the Board. Having a Board composed of people with diverse skills, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives can contribute to:

  • a robust understanding of opportunities, issues and risks;
  • inclusion of different concepts, ideas and relationships;
  • enhanced decision-making and dialogue;
  • heightened capacity for oversight of the organization and its governance;
  • sustainability of the organization.

This is a unique opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your city and help chart a bright economic future for Calgarians. If you want to shape Calgary’s story and ‘be part of the energy’, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or please submit your resume via the blue “Apply” button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at https://www.boyden.ca/canada/opportunities/. We will be accepting applications until February 28, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.