CBVs play an integral role in the activities of CBV Institute. Board Committees and Management Advisory Councils are a hallmark of the CBV profession. We derive significant benefit when CBVs are actively involved in the profession and all our talents are combined. CBV Institute has an established framework of Board Committees and Management Advisory Councils, who are delegated specific roles and responsibilities. The 2021-2022 Board Committees and Management Advisory Councils consist of:

  • Board Committees: Accreditation, Audit and Finance, Conduct and Discipline, Education, Executive, FCBV/Life, Governance and Nomination, Practice Inspection, and Professional Practice and Standards
  • Management Advisory Councils: Awards and Recognition, Board of Examiners, Continuing Professional Development, and Marketing and Communications.

2021-2022 Board Committees

Accreditation

Mandate:
  • The Accreditation Committee has responsibility for ensuring that membership admission standards and processes are established and enforced for the Institute, and for recommending to the Board the admission of new Members.

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Members:

  • Kevin Hutchinson (Chair)
  • Chris Polson
  • Richard Davies
  • Renata Milczarek
  • Matt Badger
  • Mitchell Orenstein
  • Corinne Larkin
  • Yoram Beck
  • Andrew Yas
  • Neil Sutherland
  • Institute:
    • Saam Bandari
    • Isabel Natale

Composition:

  • A minimum of three Directors
  • A minimum of one Member who is not a Director
  • The Committee Chair shall be a Director
  • Institute :
    • Director, Education and Accreditation (ex-officio)
    • Registrar and Manager, Education (ex-officio)

Term:

  • One year, commencing in June

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Audit & Finance

Mandate:
  • The Audit and Finance Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the budget, financial resources, and Management are capable of sustaining the Institute’s operations and initiatives.

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Members:

  • Patrick Coady (Chair)
  • Luc Lafontaine
  • Charlene Rodenhiser
  • JoAnne Maleyko
  • Jason Maltais
  • Lucas Terpkosh
  • Institute :
    • Christine Sawchuk
    • Robert Boulton

Composition:

  • A minimum of three Directors, including the Treasurer
  • A minimum of one Member who is not a Director
  • The Committee Chair shall be a Director, but need not be the Treasurer
  • Institute:
    • President and CEO (ex-officio)
    • Executive Vice President and COO (ex-officio)

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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CONDUCT & DISCIPLINE

Mandate:
  • The Conduct and Discipline Committee is responsible for the investigation and adjudication of allegations of breaches of the By-laws, the Code of Ethics or the Practice Standards in accordance with the Institute’s By-laws. The Committee’s work and specific findings are confidential.

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Composition:

  • Committee members’ names are not disclosed
  • Committee Chair, who is appointed by the Board Chair.
  • Committee Chair may be a Director but is not required to be
  • A minimum of two, and a maximum of eight, additional committee members who are not Directors (i.e., in addition to Institute staff), one of whom may be an individual who is not a CBV
  • Institute : 
    • Executive Vice President and COO (ex-officio)
    • Director, Professional Practice (ex-officio)

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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EDUCATION

Mandate:
  • The Education Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the education curriculum provided by the Institute.

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Members:

  • Susie Foley (Chair)
  • Dennis Leung
  • Renata Milczarek
  • Amanda Vella
  • Michael Devonshire
  • Camilo Lento
  • Nicholas Correia
  • Stephen Kertzman
  • Timothy Zimmerman
  • Neil DeGray
  • Mike Yuzwa
  • Jason Maltais
  • Balpreet Singh
  • Institute :
    • Saam Bandari
    • Isabel Natale

Composition:

  • A minimum of three Directors
  • A minimum of one member who is not a Director
  • The Committee Chair shall be a Director.
  • Institute:
    • Director of Education and Accreditation (ex-officio).
    • Registrar and Manager, Education (ex-officio).

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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EXECUTIVE

Mandate:
  • The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board on a designated, as required basis. In addition, it undertakes the President and CEO’s performance appraisal process annually.

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Members:

  • Anish Chopra (Chair of the Board)
  • Luc Lafontaine (Vice Chair of the Board)
  • Charlene Rodenhiser (Secretary/ Treasurer of the Board)
  • Institute :
    • Christine Sawchuk (President and CEO)
    • Bob Boulton (Executive Vice President and COO)

Composition:

  • Chair of the Board
  • Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Secretary/Treasurer of the Board
  • Past Chair of the Board, if applicable
  • Institute : 
    • President and CEO (ex-officio)
    • Executive Vice President and COO (ex-officio)

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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FCBV/LIFE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Mandate:
  • The FCBV/Life Members Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors for the award of FCBV or Life Member designations.

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Composition:

  • Committee members’ names are not disclosed
  • Identity, other than the Chair, not known to Board of Directors.
  • Committee Chair appointed by Board Chair
  • Committee Chair appoints four additional members
  • All Committee members must be FCBVs. 
  • Institute :
    • President and CEO (ex-officio)
    • Manager, Administration and Events (ex-officio)

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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Governance and Nomination

Mandate:
  • The Governance and Nomination Committee is responsible for ensuring the Board’s effectiveness and efficient performance in discharging its legislated and strategic duties. This will include assessing the contributions of the Board and individual Board members and the recruitment and recommendation for acceptance of new candidates for the Board. This is done through the annual review of individual Board member performance; and assessing the requisite skills needed for prospective or nominated Board and Committee members.

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Members:

  • Charlene Rodenhiser (Chair)
  • Cameron McInnis
  • Catherine Tremblay
  • Institute :
    • Christine Sawchuk
    • Bob Boulton

Composition:

  • Governance Committee:
    • A minimum of three Directors
    • The Committee Chair shall be a Director
    • Institute:
      • President and CEO (ex-officio)
      • Executive Vice President and COO (ex-officio)
  • Nomination Committee:
    • A minimum of five persons, and shall include, if such persons are willing and able to serve:
      • Board Chair
      • Board Vice Chair
      • Two past Board Chairs
      • Institute :
        • President and CEO (ex-officio)
        • Executive Vice President and COO (ex-officio)

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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Practice Inspection

Mandate:
  • The Practice Inspection Committee is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s Practice Inspection program. The Committee’s work and specific findings are confidential.

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Composition:

  • Committee members’ names are not disclosed
  • A minimum of two members who are generally representative of the demographics of the Institute’s Members
  • Committee members shall have held their CBV designation for at least 10 years
  • Committee Chair is appointed by Board of Directors
  • Institute : 
    • Director, Professional Practice (ex-officio)

Term:

  • One year, commencing in June

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Professional Practice and Standards

Mandate:
  • The Professional Practice and Standards Committee (“PPSC”) is responsible for overseeing the minimum professional practice requirements with which the Institute’s Members and Students must comply in relation to the Code of Ethics and Practice Standards, as well as practice recommendations.

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Members:

  • Brian Gibson (Chair)
  • Cameron McInnis
  • Kevin Hutchinson
  • Dennis Leung
  • Derek Sanders
  • Spencer Cotton
  • Alex Lourie
  • Trevor Hood
  • Christopher Nobes
  • Adam Foley
  • Institute :
    • Catalina Miranda

Composition:

  • A minimum of three Directors
  • The Committee Chair shall be a Director.
  • A minimum of one member who is not a Director
  • Institute:
    • Director, Professional Practice (ex-officio)

Term:

  • One year, commencing in June

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2021-2022 MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCILS

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Mandate:
  • The Awards and Recognition Advisory Council evaluates award nominations in light of the criteria established for each award, and makes a recommendation to the President & CEO concerning each award recipient, who will present the award recipients to the Board of Directors for final approval.

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Composition:

  • Council members’ names are not disclosed
  • A minimum of one Director
  • A minimum of three additional members who are not Directors
  • Council Chair is selected by Management
  • Institute :
    • President and CEO
    • Manager, Administration and Events

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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BOARD OF EXAMINERS

Mandate:
  • The Board of Examiners sets the MQE and informs the Board of Directors of the candidates who have obtained a passing mark on the MQE and maintains the overall quality of the MQE process.

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Composition:

  • Council members’ names are not disclosed
  • Identity, other than the Council Chair, is not known to the Board of Directors
  • Council Chair, who is not a Director or Institute staff, is selected by Management
  • A minimum of one Director
  • A recommended minimum of five additional Members, who are generally representative of the demographics of the Institute’s Members
  • Institute :
    • Director, Education and Accreditation

Term: 

  • Calendar year, in line with MQE development and hosting

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mandate:
  • The Continuing Professional Development Advisory Council provides advice on related policy matters, identifies and secures potential speakers for webinars and seminars, monitors and supports local workshops, and approves the CBV Institute Research initiative.

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Members:

  • Catherine Tremblay
  • Neil DeGray
  • Erica McGuinness
  • Amanda Salvatori
  • Jennifer Samarco
  • Michael Rudanycz
  • Institute :
    • Deborah Hanlon (Events)
    • Judith Roth (Compliance)
    • Catalina Miranda

Composition:

  • A recommended minimum of six members
  • Institute
    • Manager, Administration and Events
    • Manager, Business Systems and Compliance
    • Director, Professional Practice

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Mandate:

  • Provide advice on marketing and communications activities in support of the promotion of the profession.

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Members:

  • Chris Polson
  • Amanda Vella
  • Jared Behr
  • Howard Johnson
  • Paul Gill
  • Institute :
    • Kathy Richards
    • Bob Boulton

Composition:

  • A recommended minimum of six Members
  • Council Chair is selected by Management and may be a Director, although is not required to be
  • Institute :
    • Director, Strategic Marketing
    • Executive Vice President and COO

Term: 

  • One year, commencing in June

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