Committees

The Executive Committee assists the Board by acting on behalf of the Board to address:

  • time-sensitive or highly confidential matters that arise between board meetings;
  • the performance appraisal and compensation of the President and Chief Executive Officer; and 
  • an annual review of the Directors and Officer Liability Insurance Policy on behalf of the Board.

The members of the 2021-22 Executive Committee are:

  • Mike DeGagné, Committee Chair
  • Patrizia Albanese 
  • Jennifer Andrews 
  • Annie Pilote

The Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID) assists the Board by providing advice on strategies to support EDID within the Federation’s activities. From time to time, Committee members may also be called upon to participate on behalf of the Federation in strategic outreach and/or consultations on EDID issues.

The Committee currently consists of three members with two more members to be appointed. Current members of the 2021-22 Committee on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization are:

The Governance and Nominating Committee assists the Federation’s Board by providing: 

  • strategic oversight, insight, and foresight with respect to its overall development, including the effectiveness, impact, and procedures of its committees; 
  • Board member orientation and education; and
  • Board succession planning.

In preparation for the annual Board election, the Governance and Nominating Committee meets following the close of nominations to review the list of candidates for all vacant Board positions submitted by the members and the Board, and put forward a slate of recommended candidates for election at the Annual Meeting. 

The members of the 2021-22 Governance & Nominating Committee are:

  • Mike DeGagné, Committee Chair
  • Patrizia Albanese
  • Annie Pilote
  • Temitope Oriola

The Policy & Programs Committee assists the Federation’s Board by providing strategic oversight, insight, and foresight with respect to its policy, advocacy and programs.

The members of the 2021-22 Policy & Programs Committee are:

  • Penny Bryden, Committee Chair
  • Marcel Martel
  • Jenny Chen
  • Stéphane Grenier

The Finance & Audit Committee assists the Federation’s Board in fulfilling its governance responsibilities by providing strategic oversight on the Federation’s financial matters, including financial reporting and financial disclosures.

The members of the 2021-22 Finance & Audit Committee are:

  • Jennifer Andrews, Treasurer and Committee Chair
  • Mike DeGagné
  • Patrizia Albanese
  • Stéphane Grenier
  • Penny Bryden