I believe the governance model used at FCL is a very good model that is very well illustrated in the pictorial: a good downward flow of EMPOWERMENT, a good upward flow of ACCOUNTABILITY and good inter level flow both up and down.
” Model for Good Governance” captures the structure in in the coops that I have been involved in . It doesn’t capture the structure
found in many other (particularly community) organizations.
A few thoughts on Diefenbaker Clinic:
-It is not uncommon for Funding groups or bodies with a vested interest to be appointed to boards.
– While it might be helpful to have a doctor and a staff member on the board, it could lead to potential conflicts of interest or aboard controlled by employees. This should be addressed in bylaws.
– Elected directors should be members thereby having a true interest in the organization.
– Utilization of service should be a benefit of membership