Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees/Call for feedback: Community Board seats/Reports/2021-02-16 Conversation with French Canadian Communities

2021-02-16 Meet Up with French Canadian Communities

Participants edit

  • Mahuton - (Facilitation for the French language) Facilitator
  • Bachounda - (Facilitation support for French language and MENA region.)(notetaker)
  • Ahmed Houamel (Quebec)
  • Rency Inson Michel (Haiti)

Ideas discussed edit

Vetting of candidates, Selection Committee, Quotas

Vetting of candidates edit

A participant said that criteria based on expertise and experience are needed to select candidates with experience in movement projects.

Selection Committee edit

Participants said that it is ok if the Board delegates the selection committee

Quotas edit

Both of the participants suggested a new idea of language quotas. For participants, Setting percentages for gender has always been discriminatory.

Board functioning edit

With a board already composed of 10 members and 3 more, the three remaining seats for the community are not enough to cover the minority gap.

New ideas suggested edit

A participant suggested the idea of language quotas