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Guidelines For The Board Of Directors
Ideally, any board of directors should be made up of individuals who bring a
wide array of skills and expertise to the task of governing a not-for-profit
corporation. So it is perhaps fitting that in creating this publication, we
have enjoyed the luxury of drawing on an exceptionally broad range of
talents and experience.
The Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations was commissioned
from the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy as part of Industry Canada's
consultation work on reforming the Canada
Corporations Act. The project benefited from the input of numerous
Industry Canada staff working under the direction of first Lee Gill, then
Gilles Gauthier. Eva Fried, Nicolas Lavoie and Veronica Wessels all provided
assistance and feedback, helping to ensure the text was as comprehensive,
accessible and accurate as possible.
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into many chapters. Our collective aim was to produce the most user-friendly
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participation of Norah McClintock and David Stevens. Norah provided her keen
eye to ensure the text never got bogged down in legalese, and David his
astute insight so that our desire to use plain language never compromised
the legal integrity of the publication. As well, Paul Martel added essential
information throughout the text on treatment of not-for-profit corporations
and their directors under Québec Civil Law. The striking design of the book
was the work of Wioletta Wesolowski.
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colleague at the Centre for Philanthropy and the co-ordinating editor of
this volume, as well as the work of Michael Anderson and Robert MacKenzie of
the Canadian Association of Society Executives, and the Executive of the
Canadian Bar Association Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Section, for their
input and help in winning endorsement of the publication from their
- Gordon Floyd
Vice President, Public Affairs
The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy
The RINJ Foundation - Board Of Directors
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Board Member - Esther TailFeathers - Canada
Board Member - Jennifer Punno Allaga - Republic of the Philippines
Board Member - Deborah Mishal - Israel
Board Member - Rose M Catalano - Canada
RINJ Standards Program
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- financial accountability & transparency
- staff management
- volunteer involvement
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standards to improve and monitor its practices. Information about how to comply with the standards, as well
as tools and resources to help organizations continue to strengthen their practices, is available free of charge.
Organizations wishing to demonstrate publicly that they meet the standards can participate in a voluntary
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