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FCSS Fall By-Elections 2023

IMPORTANT DATES

Election Package: All candidates should read the election package to get the full picture of the roles and responsibilities of each elected position. Candidates who succeed in majority vote from the elections must uphold all their duties as an official elected student leader on the Faculty of Community Services Society (FCSS). 

Election Timelines 

First Year Director

Application Nomination Period 
September 13-September 25th

Disabiliy Studies, Early Childhood Studies Directors, and ED Operations

Application Nomination Period September 13-September 29th

All-Candidates Meeting
September 26 | 6:30-7:30 PM (In-Person) Send a Proxy if you cannot make it. 


Campaign Period
September 27-October 5th, 2023


Voting Days: 
Friday September 29, to Thursday October 5th.

Voting is being conducted on Qualtrics which is the university central electoral system.

About FCSS Elections

Faculty of Community Services Society (FCSS) is the only official Board of Govenors recognized student activity government in the Faculty of Community Services at Toronto Metropolitan University that provides advocacy, unifying events, mental health events, and professional development opportunities to all of our Comunity Services undergraduate student members. All Community Services students are members of the FCSS.

There are many responsibilities that the FCSS team has and you can read all of them in the By-Laws Short Descriptions which can be found at www.fcssociety.ca/governance. Please see below this for the nomination form, and vacancies.

Elections are run by the Chief Returning Officer (Jacob Circo), who is appointed by the Board of Directors. The CRO can be reached at fcssociety@torontomu.ca

 

 All Candidates MUST Attend the ALL CANDIDATES Meeting. You may send someone in your place to the All Candidates meeting as a proxy but you must tell the CRO who will be attending in your place 24 hours in advance. Faliure to attend the meeting will result your candidacy to be rejected. 

The CRO will send out the Election Policies to the confirmed candidates. It is your responsibility to know this document as well as the Constitution and By-Laws, especially if you are elected.

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Open Positions to run in this election.

 

At-Large Directors

1. First Year At-large Director

ED Openings

1. ED Administration and Operations

School Director Roles

1. Disability Studies Director

2. Early Childhood Studies Director

APPLICATION
NOMINATION
FORM

In this election the ED Administration and Operations needs 30 nominators

In this election cycle ECS Director needs 10 nominators

In this election cycle DS Director needs 1 nominator that does not include the person nominating.

In this election cycle First Year Director need 2 nominations

Applications have to be submitted in via legible photo/or pdf at 11:59pm on September 22nd, to the CRO at fcssociety@torontomu.ca

ED Hiring Committee
Application

As per the Faculty of Community Services Society (FCSS) By-laws and Election Procedures doccument The Executive Director, ED Administation and Operations, ED Finance and Corporate Relations, and the ED Events must go through a hiring process. Each role has different thresholds to meet.

In order to run as The Executive Director you must have held one full year term of previous experience as the ED Finance and Corporate Relations.

In order to run for ED Finance and Corporate Relations you must have served one full year on the FCSS Board of Directors. 

In order to run as ED Events you must have had one full year on a student club or equivalent planning events, or taking part in events.

All the ED roles listed above have to submit a CV to fcssociety@torontomu.ca

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