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 five directors: Rossa O’Reilly (Chair), Preet Banerjee, Ermanno Pascutto, Ellen Roseman and Larry Waite. 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 recently formed Executive Committee is composed of five directors: Ermanno Pascutto (Chair), Guy Lemoine, Rossa O’Reilly, Ellen Roseman and Dawn Russell.
The board generally meets quarterly 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 2014 to 2017.
Qualifications of the Board
In selecting the board of directors, the following were key criteria in identifying potential directors: