The association is governed by elected and appointed individuals representing our members from provincial and territorial governments / home care administrators and direct service providers. Board responsibilities include setting the association’s strategic direction, approving annual operating plans and budgets and oversight of national projects.

Directors are responsible for the highest level of decision-making and legal authority in an organization. The board articulates and communicates the organization’s vision to the membership and the community. As a governing board, members are responsible for:

  • Establishing the organization’s mission and vision
  • Providing oversight of the organization’s affairs
  • Setting strategic directions and evaluating achievements
  • Facilitating member engagement

Election Process For Directors

Step 1: Nomination of Candidates

Individuals from member organizations representing the specific sector / stakeholder to which the vacant direction position is available may indicate their interest in participation on the board.   Individuals must complete the appropriate nomination form and submit to the CHCA National Office by the due date (indicated on the form). All nominees and their nominators must be CHCA members in good standing.

Step 2: Election by representative members

All directors of the CHCA are selected by their designated constituents through an election process. Each member organization will receive one voting token which will be sent to the primary contact.

  • Service Provider Directors (private providers) – voting is restricted to service provider members. A maximum of two (2) director positions are designated for service providers.
  • Provincial Directors (Government funders, policy planners, administration bodies) – voting is restricted government representative members within the designated province. Each province will have one (1) director position on the board.
  • Territorial Directors (Government funders, policy planners, administration bodies) – directors representing the territories will be selected through a consensus process by members within the jurisdiction. Each territory will have one (1) director position on the board.

Successful candidates will be notified within two (2) weeks of the close of the election process and shall immediately take on their role on the board and be declared at the annual general meeting.

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