During the summer of 2016, the Board and the Policy Development Group worked on Partnership Governance to prepare our Society to begin this new form of governance in September 2016.


Overview of Partnership Governance

Over the summer of 2016, Board of Trustee president Laura Free issued three updates to the Society.

The first installment discusses how we decided to move to Partnership Governance and the timeline under which we will adopt this new system.

The second installment highlights the essence of this system of governance — Partnership — and how that is reflected in the organizational structure we will be evolving towards this year.

The third installment covers how the Board will develop policies and direct planning for the future.


2016-17 Partnership Governance Activity

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, our Board President, Laura Free, gave an introductory but comprehensive presentation on Partnership Governance. To see the slide presentation, please CLICK HERE.

The Board has been working on the Board Policy Book which is a guide to how staff and members can best work within this new governance structure. To view the policy book, please CLICK HERE.

To ensure that the new Partnership Governance is in compliance with our Bylaws, we will need to modify the Bylaws at a specially called meeting which will occur on January 29, 2017 after the Sunday Celebration. All members of the Society are encouraged to become familiar with the proposed changes and come to the meeting and vote. To view the proposed changes, please CLICK HERE


The current Board Policy Book where the various policies which govern the many aspects of ministry and governance can be viewed HERE