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      Randy GrahamRandy Graham

      Interesting governance structure with some parts being positive – representative from the Ministry of Health who provides 90% of the clinics funding. However having staff involved in governance would be concerning not only from a conflict of interest view but also could lead Board discussions to operational issues versus more strategic in nature.
      With a 5 year wait list, would have to question the leadership of the Board in that it seems the long existing clinic is not meeting its mandate dispite some key representatives being involved in the Board.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney

      The wait list is very long, isn’t it? I agree, Randy. As for having staff on the board, this is pretty common in multistakeholder co-ops. Yes, it does add complication, but this is intentional. You find multistakeholder co-ops most often in sectors where the objectives are social and longer-term — such as social services, healthcare, and childcare. The key to the success of multistakeholder co-ops is ensuring all board members remain focused on a shared goal.

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