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OSCA Governance Committee Achievements 2019-2020 & Objectives 2020-2021

DRAFT SUMMARY
GOVERNANCE SPECIAL PROJECT / GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2019-2020 & OBJECTIVES FOR 2020-2021

Governance Special Project / Governance Committee Achievements – 2019/20   

  1. Reviewed legislation governing not-for-profit corporations (“ONCA”), identified issues therein relevant to OSCA, and prepared preliminary report to Board.
  2. Monitored (ongoing) status of ONCA implementation.
  3. Reviewed OSCA By-laws and made recommendations to Board for amendment.
  4. Prepared for and conducted a full-day workshop for Board re same.
  5. Established three Working Groups to investigate specific governance issues relating to Records Maintenance, Membership, and the Community Fund.
  6. Prepared draft By-law amendments and reported to Board.
  7. Obtained Board approval to convert Governance Special Project to Governance Committee. 
  8. Revised By-law amendments to reflect Board input, and resubmitted to Board for intended approval. 

Governance Committee Objectives – 2020/21

  1. Obtain Board approval and subsequent AGM ratification in May 2020 of first round of By-law amendments.
  2. Continue monitoring status of ONCA implementation, and continue Working Group deliberations to inform a possible second round of By-law amendments (especially regarding membership issues) and / or changes in OSCA governance practice and procedures.
  3. Prepare and obtain Board approval of Governance Committee foundation documents (Terms of Reference, Workplan, etc).
  4. Coordinate with Nominations and Elections Committee to recruit volunteer members for the Governance Committee and its Working Groups.
  5. Review, revise and/or establish a Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest guidelines, fiduciary duty guidelines, and Community Fund trustee guidelines, for OSCA, its Board, employees and volunteers. 
  6. Establish a succession plan for the Chair and Committee membership.

Staff and Financial Resources Needed for 2020/21

Staff
Executive Director and staff

  • Assist with Working Group deliberations and information gathering.

Financial Support

Admin. - $200.00

Draft March 12, 2020

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