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COMMITTEE SERVICE NOTICE

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November 17, 2016

Dear Affiliate Partners:

The Nominating Committee of the National Board of Directors (NBOD) of Habitat for Humanity Canada (HFHC) invites Members to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) for service on the following NBOD Committees:
  • Finance Committee
     
  • Assessment & Risk Committee
     
  • Governance Committee
Interested candidates must be nominated by the Board of Directors of their Affiliate and be fully conversant with the current "terms of reference for each of the foregoing NBOD Committees (see attachment.)
 
All candidates are expected to have a broad understanding of Habitat for Humanity at the local level, while able and willing to work with other NBOD Committee members to make informed decisions in the collective interest of Affiliates countrywide.
 
Committee appointments will be made by the newly-elected NBOD following the Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2016 and whenever vacancies need to be filled based upon recommendations provided by the Nominating Committee. Appointments shall be for a term of one (1) year, commencing June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017. 
 
All Committee members will be expected to:
  • Attend all scheduled Committee meetings which mostly occur by teleconference calls (about six annually between Board meetings).
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting. 
  • Bring to the Committee a high degree of interest and/or expertise in the areas being addressed by the Committee.
HFHC covers all expenses related to participation on the NBOD Committees. 
 
The submission deadline for the EOI is January 12, 2016 at 5pm EST. Paper applications submitted by mail should be sent to:
 
Mr. David Bowden , Chair
Nominating Committee
c/o Ticha Musiyiwa
Executive Assistant 
Habitat for Humanity Canada
477 Mount Pleasant Road, Suite 403
Toronto, ON   M4S 2L9
 
Electronic submission should be sent to: tmusiyiwa@habitat.ca.
 
If you do not receive confirmation that your EOI has been received within 15 days of submission, please contact Ticha Musiyiwa at 1-800-667-5137, ext.  384.
 
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR COMMITTEE SERVICE
 
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HFHC NBOD COMMITTEES & MANDATES

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE – The Finance Committee shall:

  1. review and recommend approval of an annual operating budget for the Corporation;
     
  2. regularly review the Corporation's financial results;
     
  3. develop policy recommendations for the Board of Directors in respect of finance policies, guidelines and best practices;
     
  4. develop policy recommendations for the Board of Directors in respect of investment strategies and policies;
     
  5. develop and implement financial protocols and reporting standards for the smooth coordination of activities between the Corporation and the Habitat for Humanity Canada Foundation (the "Foundation"), as more particularly referred to in the Corporation's By-law Policy on the Operations of a Public Foundation;
     
  6. at the Committee’s discretion, investigate any matters that fall within the Committee’s duties, and
     
  7. carry out other functions within the general mandate of the Committee as may be assigned or requested by the Board of Directors or are prescribed in Board Policies.
ASSESSMENT & RISK COMMITTEE – The Assessment & Risk Committee shall:
  1. with respect to risk management:
     
    1. in conjunction with the Audit Committee, at least annually, report to the Board of Directors on the status of any material pending or threatened litigation, claims and assessments, based on a summary provided by the President;
       
    2. at least annually report to the Board of Directors on the status of systems that the Corporation has implemented to identify, monitor and mitigate significant Association Risks, related business risks and the level of public safety risk, including health and safety risks.
       
  2. with respect to Affiliate performance standards:
     
    1. at least annually, review reports submitted by the President on activities taken to support the Affiliate quality improvement processes.
       
  3. at the Committee’s discretion, investigate any matters that fall within the Committee’s duties, and
     
  4. carry out other functions within the general mandate of this Committee as may be assigned or requested by the Board of Directors or are prescribed in Board Policies.
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE — The Governance Committee shall:
  1. review By-laws, By-law Policies and Board Policies at least every five years. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors on amendments and additions to those documents.
     
  2. develop and oversee a policy development process for the Corporation;
     
  3. develop and/or edit all policy recommendations going to the Affiliate Members;
     
  4. take reasonable steps to ensure the Board of Directors is performing its responsibilities ethically and with due diligence;
     
  5. take reasonable steps to ensure there is an ongoing development process for the Board of Directors;
     
  6. review the terms of reference of Board committees at least every five years;
     
  7. report to the Board of Directors annually on compliance with Board Policies pertaining to Codes of Conduct and ethical standards for Directors.
     
  8. monitor emerging best practices in corporate governance and review any proposed changes to the Corporation's corporate governance framework;
     
  9. develop policy recommendations and provide guidelines to the Board of Directors on the terms of the association agreement (the "Association  Agreement") to be entered into between the Corporation and the Foundation, relating to the performance standards and terms of reference of the Foundation, and the administrative, accounting, payroll, management, fundraising and other services to be provided to the Foundation by the Corporation pursuant to the terms of the Association Agreement, so as to ensure the smooth coordination of activities between the Corporation and the Foundation;
     
  10. at the Committee’s discretion, investigate any matters that fall within the Committee’s duties, and
     
  11. carry out other functions within the general mandate of the Committee as may be assigned or requested by the Board of Directors or are prescribed in Board Policies.