Board governance

Board Structure and Composition

The composition of the Board is based on leading practices and required competencies to enable the Board to collectively deliver on its mission.


The mandate of the Board requires complementary knowledge, skills and expertise, as well as representation of the breadth of its membership, on the part of the Directors, to enable them to deliver on the membership’s expectations.

The Board of Directors oversee the management of IPAC Edmonton Region's affairs with a view to maximizing membership value and ensuring the board delivers on its priorities. In order to serve as an effective governance body with oversight of the organization, IPAC Edmonton Region's Board of Directors play three primary roles:

  • Direction Setting

  • Strategic Planning and Organization

  • Strategic Oversight, Monitoring and Evaluation

Governance Model

Four portfolios have been identified as necessary to deliver on IPAC Edmonton Region's mission. They are:

  • Knowledge (e.g. educational offerings, building capacity, events, programs etc.)

  • Relationships (e.g. connections, outreach, human capital, celebrations etc.),

  • Communications (e.g. branding, messaging, engagement, etc.), and

  • Governance (e.g. strategic planning, business planning, etc.).

To support the work of these strategic portfolios, the Board maintains a co-lead model for each of the Knowledge, Relationships and Communications portfolios on the Board.

The four portfolios are led by the Board Executive (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Past-Chair) and a number of elected Directors. Each portfolio plays a stewardship role for its functional teams, with its Directors being accountable for its health, growth and sustainability. 

Functional Teams are the primary work units for advancing the work of the portfolios. Team composition and duration is based on activities and/or tasks that need to be completed.

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