June 18, 2020
On June 12, 2020 Provincial Council received the official report of its Governance Review Task Force.
The goal of the review was 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.
The objectives of the review included:
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
positioning the organization to effectively influence and respond to anticipated activity in the external environment (e.g. development of governance related directives)
adopting policies, procedures and processes regarding a high performing board and governance structure that can be accomplished within the current legislative framework; and identifying recommendations where indicated in support of governance reform
The Task Force started its work on November 8, 2019 and completed its work reporting to Provincial Council with its findings and recommendations on May 14, 2019 at an information session. Provincial Council then formally received the Task Force Report at its June 2020 meeting.
The report is available and Provincial Council is now formulating a process to consider the nine recommendations.
The work of the Task Force was assisted by Governance Solutions Inc. The membership of the Task Force consisted of:
CARNA President – Dennie Hycha
CARNA President-elect – Nicole Letourneau
Public leadership – Deborah Prowse, a patient safety advocate
Two nursing leaders with board and governance experience:
Joanne Peterson – former President of Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association
Dianne MacGregor – former Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Professional Practice and Education and Collaborative Practice\CoACT Lead, Alberta Health Services
Regulatory leader of another regulated profession – Michael Salvatori, Ontario College of Teachers, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
CARNA Chief Executive Officer and Registrar – Joy Peacock