Governance

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Our governance values are constantly being developed to match our values and beliefs.

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To read more about our governance policies by clicking here.

Governance

The Policy Governance Model was adopted by the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia in 2007 to provide a vehicle that enables the Board of Directors to delegate with clarity, empowers management and evaluates the Society, essentially leading the organization into the future.

We have eliminated most of our Board committees, moving them to operations, thereby making them accountable to the Executive Director. The Board has retained few committees including executive and audit and nominating. We have clarified who is responsible to the Board and for what Board expectations they are accountable. The Executive Director is directly responsible to the Board and is the sole person who provides reports on operations.

We have developed deliverables (ENDS) that define our organizational purpose from all other organizational issues (MEANS), placing primary importance on the ENDS.

Evaluation of our efforts is based upon answers to the question "Have our expectations been met within the limitations that have been prescribed ?"

We currently are in the process of developing our monitoring for the compliance process - the true test of the value of the model.

Board of Directors

The dedication, enthusiasm and expertise of our Board of Directors makes it possible for us to continue helping those living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias

ASNS Board of Directors 2020 – 2021:

  • Mr. Mark Gillis, President
  • Ms. Kerrie Coady, Vice President
  • Mr. Andrew MacIsaac, Past President
  • Mr. Chris Trenaman, Treasurer
  • Mr. Sean Burke, Member at Large
  • Ms. Sandra Arab Clarke, Member at Large
  • Mr. Blake Smith, Member at Large
  • Mr. Ed Steeves, Member at Large
  • Dr. Melissa Andrew, Member at Large
  • Mr. Rob Pulling, Member at Large
  • Mr. Sean Bradley, Member at Large
  • Mr. Alex Stewart, Member at Large
  • Ms. Faye Forbes, Member at Large

In the News

June 14, 2019: Dr. Melissa Andrew presents at Northwood Annual Research Symposium 'Research in Aging, Continuing Care and Beyond'
nwood.ns.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Research-Symposium-Brochure-Final-1.pdf

Jan. 30, 2019: Sandra Arab Clarke Appointed to Queen’s Counsel
novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190130002

Jan. 18, 2019: Dr. Melissa Andrew & Dr. Rockwood
Frailty a key risk factor for dementia

ENDS Policies

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia has developed deliverables (ENDS) that define our organizational purpose from all other organizational issues (MEANS), placing primary importance on the ENDS. Click here to read our ENDS policies.

Governance Policies

A Policy Governance model was adopted by the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia in 2007 to provide a vehicle that enables the Board to delegate with clarity and empower management. You can read our governance policies by clicking here.