Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

The elected or appointed board members oversee the activities of PAN, and as a collective group, the Board is the governing body of PAN organization. PAN Board members establish broad policies and objectives, such as organization’s vision, values and strategic directions, with the help of the Executive Director and staff. Board members are expected to support the Executive Director and staff in ensuring PAN activities and initiatives follow the organizational mission, mandate and strategic plan. Other roles include approving annual budgets and keeping the organization’s performance accountable to relevant stakeholders.

At our 2021 Annual General Meeting in October we hosted a keynote with Len Pierre, who “specializes in decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenous relations for organizations” (LenPierreConsulting.com). Len talked about how we can mobilize Indigenous knowledge and values to care for one another as teams, organizations, and human beings doing work on the frontlines.

At our 2020 Annual General Meeting, we hosted a keynote on a safe supply of drugs, and the role community can play in supporting people who use drugs, featuring community advocate Guy Felicella.

At our 2019 Annual General Meeting, the Board brought forward a new set of bylaws to change PAN’s governance structures to ensure consistency with inclusion principles of GIPA/MIPA, the HCV Manifesto, and Nothing About Us Without Us and to give Indigenous organizations a designated voice, consistent with community respect and Truth and Reconciliation principles. These were successfully adopted by the members,

Learn more if you’re interested in joining the Board.

 

Last updated October 27, 2021