FAIR Canada is governed by its own board of directors. The board of directors of FAIR Canada is responsible for appointing and supervising executive staff of the Foundation.
*Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee is composed of four directors: Rossa O’Reilly (Chair), Preet Banerjee, Guy Lemoine and Ellen Roseman. The financial statements of FAIR Canada are audited, and its fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The auditor is Stern Cohen, LLP.
The Executive Committee is composed of four directors and the Executive Director: Guy Lemoine (Co-Chair), Rossa O’Reilly, Ellen Roseman (Co-Chair), Larry Bates, Dawn Russell and Ermanno Pascutto.
Marketing and Communications Committee
A new committee established in 2019, this committee is chaired by Larry Bates and includes Preet Banerjee, Ellen Roseman and Ermanno Pascutto.
The board generally meets bi-monthly and also holds a full-day strategic planning meeting each year. In addition to the meetings, staff also consults the board on important policy submissions and reports. FAIR Canada plans to focus on four strategic priorities for the years 2017 to 2020.
Qualifications of the Board
In selecting the board of directors, the following were key criteria in identifying potential directors: