S1 - Preamble
S2 - Partnerships
S3 - Governance
S4 - Organizational Integrity
S5 - Finances
S6 - Fundrainsing & Communications to the Public
S7 - Management Practices & Human Ressources
S8 - Acheiving Compliance
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Summary
Governance
S 3.7
Raison d'être
Indicators of Compliance
Ethical Questions to ask
Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of poor practice
  1. The governing body shall periodically reassess the Organization’s governing documents and objects, vision, mission, goals, priorities, alignment of resources and effectiveness through consultation and collaborative planning.

Why
Why
The Organization needs to adapt to a changing world, changed expectations and new uses of language, any and all of which can cause documents written for the long term to be outdated. Items written for the medium term, such as priorities, may need more frequent changing than a vision statement. 
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Indicators of Compliance
Indicators of Compliance
  • The governing body has determined when and how strategic plans, alignment of resources and effectiveness are reviewed. 
  • Representatives from partner agencies and other stakeholders are involved in the reviews.
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Ethical Questions to ask
Ethical Questions to ask
  • When was the last time we had a review?
  • Having reviewed our priorities, do our resource allocations need to be realigned? 
  • Did we involve the right people and organizations in creating our plans and reviewing our effectiveness?
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Examples of good ethical practice
Examples of good ethical practice
  • Including, as part of the review process, an analysis of progress toward all the principles in the CCIC Code of Ethics.
  • Involving the governing body, staff and other key players in jointly carrying out the reviews.
  • Ensuring that the budget is prepared in accordance with the strategic plan.
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Examples of poor practice
Examples of poor practice
  • A staff member or consultant preparing a strategic plan for the governing body to rubber-stamp.
  • Prioritizing the needs of the Organization over its social mission in the strategic plan.