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Update on OFNTSC's Board Committees

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As part of our ongoing commitment to remain accountable and transparent to our stakeholders, we provide an update on our recently established Board committees.

Common, modern Board Committees established

To improve oversight of the organization, we have implemented modern board committees to ensure good governance, strong financial management and ongoing accountability to First Nations in Ontario.

Governance and Nominating Committee

The Governance and Nominating Committee’s primary purpose is to advise the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to identifying qualified candidates and recommending nominees for Director and Officer appointments, evaluating the Board, Board Committees, Committee Chairs, and individual Directors with a view to ensuring OFNTSC is “leading edge” in implementing best-in-class governance practices.

Members:

  • Aaron Genereux
  • Jacob Dockstator
  • Monique Dubé
  • Paul Schisler
  • Roger Rozon
  • Wendy Landry
  • William Hutchison

Human Resources and Compensation Committee

The Human Resources and Compensation Committee’s primary purpose is to advise the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to human resources including key compensation, human resources and compliance oversight responsibilities.

Members:

  • Aaron Genereux
  • Amy Comegan
  • Chris Buckell
  • Erin Corston
  • Paul Schisler
  • Roger Rozon
  • Wendy Landry
  • William Hutchison

Audit and Risk Committee

The Audit and Risk Committee’s primary purpose is to advise the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to financial policies, risk management and strategies, transactions or circumstances which could materially affect the financial profile of OFNTSC, the integrity of financial statements to be provided to Members and regulatory bodies, compliance with accounting and finance-based legal and regulatory requirements, the External Auditor’s qualifications and independence, the system of internal accounting and financial reporting controls that Management has established, and performance of the audit process and of the External Auditor.

Members:

  • Aaron Genereux
  • Amy Comegan
  • Erin Corston
  • Kerry Black
  • Wendy Landry

Business Transformation and Technology Committee

The Business Transformation and Technology Committee’s primary purpose is to advise the Board of Directors and Executive Director, on medium and long-term technology-related issues, risks, opportunities, and services.

Members:

  • Aaron Genereux
  • Chris Buckell
  • Jacob Dockstator
  • Kerry Black
  • Monique Dubé
  • Wendy Landry
  • William Hutchison

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
This committee is made up of technical experts who play a key role in the new governance structure. It provides a forum for sharing insights and advice on emerging technologies, technical challenges, technical services and opportunities. The TAC is critical to providing advice and insights on new OFNTSC initiatives and services.  

Committee members

Chair: Aaron Genereux, Board President, OFNTSC

  • Lindsay Cass, Ogemawahj Tribal Council
  • Aaron Wesley, Matawa First Nations Management
  • Roger Rozon, Nokiiwin Tribal Council Inc.
  • Randy Roy, Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations
  • Kevin Debassige, United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising
  • David Gordon, Independent First Nations Alliance
  • William Assinewai, Wikwemikong Unceded Territory
  • Jason Batise, Wabun Tribal Council
  • William Hutchison, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council
  • To be confirmed, Southern First Nations Secretariat
  • Todd Kring, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
  • Sherri-Lyn Hill Pierce, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
  • Evan Sault, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • Shannon Michelle-Ruth, Red Rock Indian Band
  • Leslie Papineau, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
  • Marc McPherson, Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services
  • Jonathan Salo, Windigo First Nations Council
  • Luc McKay, Shibogama First Nations Council
  • Delores Kakegamic, Sandy Lake First Nation
  • Reginald Niganobe, North Shore Tribal Council
  • Cullen Robb, Anishnaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc.
  • Jon Kocis, Bimose Tribal Council
  • Chris Seguin, Mushkegowuk Council
  • Lyle Johnson, Walpole Island First Nation

Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) In Progress
Engaging with First Nations, funders and political organizations is key to the success of OFNTSC and its mission to serve our stakeholders. This committee will be made up of experienced leaders who can provide insights on how to best engage with these organizations, while also providing advice on important decisions and investments. This committee is in the process of being established, and will be finalized in summer 2021.

We want to hear from you

Throughout this process, it has been the feedback and input we have received from our stakeholders that have guided our governance improvements, and we welcome your continued input. Visit our Governance webpage (https://ofntsc.org/about-us/governance) for more information or please get in touch with our Executive Director via email or phone. Our management and board members would be pleased to meet with you and answer your questions.