Our Board of Directors represents the public to ensure we’re operating in accordance with the Memorandum of Association and Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS) Board bylaws and policies.
The Board of Directors is responsible for:
- Establishing strategic direction
- Providing for excellent management
- Overseeing organization activities and resources
- Ensuring Board effectiveness and accountability
How the Board governs
The Board establishes and regularly reviews policies, providing guidance to those responsible for leading and managing HSNS through the CEO. Our Board Policy and Governance Review Committee leads this work.
The Board’s decisions are informed by and consistent with the HSNS Memorandum of Association, Board bylaws and policies, HSNS values and the HSNS ethics framework to advance HSNS mission and goals.
The Board regularly monitors and assesses organizational performance, risks and outcomes. The Board periodically reviews its roles, responsibilities, and accountability to HSNS stakeholders during the strategic planning cycle.
Board members are responsible for attending regular (monthly) Board meeting, participating in Board orientation, education and evaluation activities, and in Board committees or HSNS working groups.
Individual roles and responsibilities of the Board are outlined in the HSNS Board Member Commitment form. Members acknowledge their individual responsibilities and disclose any potential conflict of interest.
Join our Board of Directors
HSNS is seeking volunteers to serve on its passionate and engaged Board of Directors. The Board of Directors Nominating Committee uses standard recruiting procedures to ensure the Board has access to the competencies and stakeholder representation required to govern effectively.
If you are interested in joining the Board, please complete an HSNS Expression of Interest form.
Meet Perry Jackson and learn about how he got involved and his experience with the HSNS Board of Directions.