2022 Call for Nominations

Become a member of our Stakeholder Advisory Council and help shape the future of payments in Canada

Payments Canada is now accepting nominations for membership to the 2022 Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC). The nomination deadline is January 14, 2022.

The council provides advice to our Board of Directors on payment, clearing and settlement matters helping us make informed decisions on ongoing operations, policies and initiatives. The council also offers an opportunity to contribute directly to shaping the future of payments in Canada by providing input on proposed initiatives that are designed to meet the evolving needs of the payment ecosystem.

2022 nominations will be effective April 1, 2022 and terms run for three years.

What Stakeholder Advisory Council members can expect:

  • Contribute to payments progress that benefits all Canadians by sharing your skills and experience;
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the payment ecosystem (consumers, retail, government, treasury and service providers);
  • Act as an ambassador to share information and promote ideas within the payment ecosystem;
  • Actively participate in meetings and working groups;
  • Expand your personal network of contacts by working with other leaders who share your commitment to excellence in payments and;
  • Act in compliance with Payments Canada’s by-laws.

Who is a Payments Canada stakeholder?

Our Stakeholder Advisory Council encompasses the views of Payments Canada’s broad and diverse stakeholder base, including consumers, retailers, large corporates, small & medium enterprises, vendors, payment service providers, government & educational institutions, fintechs and new entrants. The council believes that diversity fosters excellence in governance and aims to reflect a broad diversity of experiences and perspectives.

Payments Canada is committed to having a diverse representation on our council as we continue to build an inclusive environment. We encourage applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

For a list of our current SAC members and who they represent, please visit our Stakeholder Advisory Council page.


How to submit a nomination

When nominating a representative, Payments Canada encourages stakeholder organizations to review the eligibility* guidelines and take into account the diversity of their membership, including regional representation, and representatives who have current responsibilities for — or direct experience in — payments-related matters or financial operations.

To submit nominations for the council please complete the online nomination form or download and submit the completed form to councils@payments.ca. The Board of Directors, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, will make appointments to the council based on criteria outlined in By-law No. 1 (10).

*NOTE: Individuals or organizations who are identified as having a conflict of interest will be considered ineligible for appointment to SAC.


FAQs

Can I nominate myself?
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.

What are the specific time requirements per year?
Attend four to six meetings per year; Devote approximately 10 hours per quarter to fulfill your role and responsibilities in support of the activities and work efforts of the council without remuneration; 

Can I appoint a designate to attend meetings in my stead?
SAC members must attend meetings on a best effort basis when possible.


Nominations must be received by January 14, 2022.
Nominees will be informed of the decision by March 30, 2022.