Commitment to Corporate Governance

Both the Board of Directors and the management of CAA Niagara are committed to effective corporate governance. We have designed our corporate governance practices so we are focused on the best, long-term interests of CAA Niagara Members and all stakeholders. We regularly review our governance processes and seek input from external advisors to ensure we are continuously improving our effectiveness. Our robust process to ensure continuous improvement includes;

  • Schedule regular meetings, not less than semi-annually. Extraordinary meetings may be called by any member of the Committee or at the request of the Chair of the Board or the President.
  • Appoint a Secretary who shall record the proceedings of all meetings.
  • Review, on an annual basis, the long-term plan for the composition of the Board of Directors and take into consideration the current strengths, skills and experience on the Board, retirement dates and the strategic direction of CAA Niagara.
  • Recommend to the Board in writing, on an annual basis, desired experiences and skills.
  • Seek input regarding suitable candidates from Directors, Retired Directors, Senior Management, civic leaders in the regions in which vacancies occur, and from any other relevant sources.
  • Report to the Board annually regarding all nominees for election as members of the Board of Directors of CAA Niagara.
  • Review, monitor and make recommendations regarding the orientation of new directors and the ongoing development of existing Board members.
  • Develop and make recommendations to the Board regarding an appropriate annual evaluation process for the Board as a whole and Directors individually.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Board on an annual basis for its consideration and approval, concerning the ongoing development of the Board
  • Manual which will, among other things, include policies regarding the following:
    • the size and composition of the Board;
    • general responsibilities and functions of the Board and its members;
    • the composition, organization and responsibilities of Board appointed committees;
    • the operations and procedures for Board meetings.
  • Develop, monitor and make recommendations regarding policies to be adopted and followed in respect to staff involvement in the election process, information flow and relationships with staff and members.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Board on an annual basis for its consideration and approval, concerning the flow and volume of information provided to the Board.
  • Conduct an annual review of the Association's By-laws and make recommendations to the Board, for its consideration and approval, regarding any proposed changes thereto.
  • Make recommendations to the Board, for its consideration and approval, regarding the possible remuneration (fees and retainer) and benefits to be provided or paid to Directors.
  • Make recommendations to the Board, for its consideration and approval, regarding the composition, organization and responsibilities of all Board appointed committees.
  • Review, monitor and make recommendations to the Board, pursuant to By-Law, regarding required attendance at Board meetings.
  • Prepare for approval by the Board any reports required or recommended on Corporate Governance.
  • Report to the Board at its next regular meeting all such action the Committee has taken since the previous report.
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