July 29, 2020
Located in the Niagara Region, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is a uniquely Canadian results-oriented organization dedicated to horticulture science and innovation. We deliver innovative products, solutions and services through an integrated and collaborative cross-country network to advance Canada’s research and commercialization agenda.

Vineland differentiates itself through clear strengths in applied research and contract services using our core expertise combined with an industry-facing perspective and drive for impact.

The Vineland campus consists of four sites including our main campus, research farms and facilities and a shared-ownership nature area. We are an independent, not-for   -profit organization, funded in part by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

About the Board and summary of role

The Board of Directors consists of 11 members with a diverse mix of experienced business and industry professionals. The Board’s work is supported by three committees in governance and human resources, finance and audit, and business development. The Board also receives guidance from two advisory councils, which support our outreach to stakeholders and facilitate leading-edge insights on science and innovation. The Board and its committees generally meet four times per year and the Board holds an annual retreat.

Members of our Board serve as volunteers to advance Vineland’s mission and support our impact agenda. As a Board Director, you would be expected to prepare for, attend and conscientiously participate in Board meetings and participate fully in one or more committees. As a Board Director, you would also be an active participant and contributor of the annual Board evaluation process and the annual Board retreat.

Invitation for nominations

The Vineland Board is currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Directors and inviting nominations for membership with one or more of the following skills and experience:
  • Business, academic or governmental experience
  • Financial, legal, accounting or administrative experience
  • Knowledge of the horticultural sector, e.g. scientific, technical, automation or business/marketing-related
  • Experience on boards or in policy development
  • Leadership and network capabilities
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Vineland’s vision and mission


Please complete the nomination form to serve on Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Board of Directors and submit in confidence with an up-to-date resumé and three references by mail to: Corporate Secretary, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Box 4000, Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0 or by email to: corporate.secretary@vinelandresearch.com

The Governance and Human Resources Committee will review submissions and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for interviews. The nomination process is conducted in strict confidentiality. We wish to thank all those who apply, however, only those nominations with skills and experience most closely matching our requirements and specific needs will be pursued.