Role and Conduct of a Good Chair This dissertation defines what a Chair could do to maximize the success of its Management Board. The appropriate qualities are listed with explanation. Also included; some conduct to be avoided. Forethought and Preparation Inexperienced Chairs often mistake their primary role as managing Board meetings. This is a secondary task to be performed and not the most eminent. Initial Meeting When a Board is […]
Sexual Incident Report Foreword: This is not legal advice, simply a prudent approach to implement. When a complaint is brought forward by a fellow colleague or a staff worker against another member of the Board (or company, organization, etc.) the ‘Board Authority’ (senior member in charge) is advised that an Incident Report should be created as soon as possible. A timely record of all the allegations and circumstances will best […]
The governing statute that prevails over all BIA procedures is Chapter 19 of the Toronto Municipal Act.
The duties and responsibilities of all members of a BIA Board are set out, as well as the conduct of all attendees at a meeting.
All members and staff of Toronto’s BIAs are subject to the City of Toronto Code of Conduct. The newest version intended specifically for BIA Boards, was passed by Council January 2018. This Code falls under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Integrity Commissioner for purposes of interpretation and enforcement.
Editor’s suggestion: Review the “Reporting Board Misconduct” above.
This link connects to the most commonly-used Rules that are needed to conduct a BIA Board meeting. It is not the full list, but the Rules shown here will serve 95% of a BIA’s needs.