Board Structure

Responsible for guiding organizational activities, purpose and schedules, the AlphaPlus Board of Directors provides the necessary decision-making and oversight to help us achieve our goals.
Our Board ensures the AlphaPlus team is empowered to carry out our mission within established limitations and supports the Executive Director in leading the organization.
Our Board members are volunteers and serve a minimum term of three years.

Key activities

The role of our Board is one of stewardship on behalf of its communities. Ensuring responsiveness to community stakeholders through a focus on the AlphaPlus vision, mission, values and strategic priorities, the Board oversees policy, monitors organizational performance, oversees the Executive Director’s performance and ensures legal and fiduciary requirements are met.

Governance and responsibilities

A hybrid policy governance board, the AlphaPlus Board of Directors governs the organization by articulating and documenting overarching policies in four key areas:

  1. Ends
  2. Executive limitations
  3. Board-Executive Director relationships
  4. Governing processes

Meeting schedule

Our Board of Directors convenes four or five times a year. Meetings are held in person in Toronto or online via digital meeting platforms.

Standing subcommittees within the Board of Directors

In addition to their regular activities, our Board members are actively engaged in two subcommittees.

The Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for ethical, financial and legal compliance and for ensuring the operational efficiency of the Executive Director and the agency remain consistent with bylaws, policies and strategic direction set by the Board.

Key activities

  • Legal oversight
  • Organizational policy oversight
  • Strategic plan performance audit
  • Financial audit
  • Performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Organizational strategic performance review

The Governance Committee

Responsible for the ongoing operation of the Board of Directors, the Governance Committee develops a three-year agenda with quarterly milestones directing Board activities, which include bylaw and policy reviews, Board recruitment and nominations, Board development and performance, strategic planning and budgeting.

Key activities

  • Strategic planning (initiate strategic planning processes)
  • Board professional development
  • Evaluation of the performance of the Board (individual and committee)
  • Board policy review
  • Bylaw review
  • Board recruitment and nominations (initiate the Board’s nomination procedures as needed)
  • Setting Board agendas