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The role of the board

Our supporters give generously and loyally to the work of Plan International around the world, and have a right to know that their money is being used appropriately.

The role of Plan International Canada’s board is to protect the interests of all stakeholders and ensure that expected standards of good governance, accountability and transparency are met. More specifically, the board:

  • Approves the budget, audited financial statements and governance policies
  • Ensures all by-laws and key policies – like those addressing child protection, conflict of interest, privacy and procurement – meet today’s standards, and updates them when necessary
  • Ensures standard board accountabilities are being fully addressed through the terms of reference of three board committees (governance, finance and audit, international programs)
  • Works with our independent auditors to ensure Plan International Canada meets the highest standards of accuracy in presenting our financial summary and statements
  • Oversees the work of an experienced risk manager with an independent reporting relationship to the board
  • Oversees executive compensation policy and decisions, assesses CEO performance and does succession planning.

The CEO performance assessment process begins with the board and the CEO agreeing upon annual performance objectives and the key indicators that will measure achievement. There is a review at the six-month mark and a formal review at year end. For the formal review, the CEO provides written feedback on accomplishments to the Chair of the Board and the full board meets to review this. The Chair of the Board is responsible for delivering the final performance assessment to the CEO, with an evaluation of accomplishments in relation to the objectives set out at the beginning of the year.

Board Charter (PDF) Board By-Laws (PDF)


 

Board Emeritus

We are grateful to the Board Emeritus, made up of past members of Plan International Canada’s Board of Directors, for continuing to strengthen the work of Plan International Canada with their advice and support:

Suzanne Barclay
Cecilia Bertram
John Bonnycastle
Minh-Thu Dao-Huy
Thomas Erskine
Laura Freeman
Martin Fry
Lorne Harasen
Jim Hilborn
Karen Jackson
Grace Jasper
Vahan Kololian
Fred McElman
Don Middleton
Dr. William Pope
Stephen Stewart
Dr. James Thliveris
Hélène Vien
John Bonnycastle
Dr. James Thliveris
Martin Fry
Dr. William Pope
Grace Jasper
Fred McElman
Hélène Vien
Cecilia Bertram
Jim Hilborn
Lorne Harasen
Suzanne Barclay
Thomas Erskine
Don Middleton
Laura Freeman
Stephen Stewart
Karen Jackson
Vahan Kololian
Minh-Thu Dao-Huy