CARNA’s Provincial Council has commissioned a review of its governance functioning. The goal of the review is to identify governance principles and structural and process best practice changes necessary to update and strengthen the integrity of CARNA’s regulatory framework and its mandate to ensure the public interest, as well as the association mandate.
Governance Solutions Inc. has been retained by Provincial Council to conduct the review through a task force reporting to Provincial Council. The Governance Task Force consists of the Council President and President-elect, the former Alberta Health Advocate, two nursing leaders including a past president of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association and the past AHS Associate Chief Nursing Officer, the registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, and the CARNA CEO/Registrar. The Task Force started its work on November 8 and expects to complete its work reporting to Provincial Council with its findings and recommendations by the end of September 2020.
The objectives of the review include:
- building awareness and understanding of governance structures of similar organizations, governance best practices including characteristics of high performing boards and committees, the external environment including an assessment of current pressure for change, and regulatory oversight mechanisms;
- position the organization to effectively influence and respond to anticipated activity in the external environment (e.g. development of governance related directives);
- adopt policies, procedures and processes regarding a high performing board and governance structure that can be accomplished within the current legislative framework; and
- identify recommendations where indicated in support of governance reform.
This week surveys will be issued through Governance Solutions Inc. to obtain the perspectives of registered nurses and internal and external stakeholders. If you receive a survey request please take a moment to complete this confidential and unattributed survey so your opinions can be incorporated into our review.
Members of the public are also invited to provide their views through the survey.