Committees

Audit (Jacqueline Aird, Chair)

Members

Martha Foster, Bill Huzar, David Kendall, and Roger Toffolo.

Terms of reference

  • To receive reports on the financial reporting process and to review internal controls from the auditor or the chief financial officer and report to the board.
  • To revise the scope and terms of the audit engagement, including the proposed fees, and review the plan for the annual audit with the external auditor and report to the board.
  • To recommend to the board the appointment of an external auditor, in consultation with management.
  • To review the audited financial statements with the external auditor and management, and to report with recommendations to the board.
  • To review the organization’s management of risk and highlight any areas requiring review.
  • To prepare a written report to the board for the annual meeting related to the aforementioned duties.
Benefits (Gayle Manley, Chair)

Members

Martha Foster, Rich Prophet, Claudia Mang, Peter Andrusco, Ian Cryer, Trudie Johnson, Randy Kushnier, Roger Régimbal, and Mary Valtellini.

Terms of reference

  • Develop and make recommendations as necessary to the Board on the operation, administration, interpretation, and application of the RTOERO group insurance program.
  • Develop and make recommendations to the board, as necessary, on the development of policies and procedures to provide for the governance of the RTOERO group insurance program.
  • Make recommendations to the board on the appointment and review of insurance carriers, underwriters, administrators, claim payers, consultants, and other professional help. A formal review of these third party providers shall be done by an external organization, approved by the board, at least every seven years and make recommendations to the board.
  • Review and make recommendations to the board on plan design and premiums. Oversee the Benefit Entitlement Review (BER) process and ensure that unresolved issues and their ongoing status are reported to the board.
  • Provide, through the board, a written report at the annual meeting and at the Fall Forum of RTOERO wherein the financial experience and operation of the various plans of RTOERO are disclosed.
  • Make recommendations to the board on any requirement to establish a separate fund or expend money from the Health Premium Stabilization Fund.
  • Recommend to the board strategies and resources regarding wellness for members.
Governance (Rich Prophet, Chair)

Members

Martha Foster, David Kendall, Jacqueline Asselin, Gail King, George Merrett, and Margaret Werkhoven.

Terms of reference

  • To be familiar with the content of the by-Law and policies.
  • To review amendments to the by-law and to provide advice to the board on any possible amendments as requested by the board.
  • To provide procedural leadership at the Annual Meeting and at Forum meetings as required.
  • To make recommendations to the board about improving procedures based on Annual Meeting evaluations.
  • To review and advise districts on their district governance manuals on a cyclical basis.
  • To review motions approved at the Annual Meeting to ensure that appropriate amendments have been made to the by-law.
  • To review motions submitted by districts for the Annual Meeting and to provide feedback to districts on appropriate wording as necessary.
Marketing and Communications (Margaret Coleman, Chair)

Members

Bill Doyle, Paul Healy, Helen Reid, Clément Bonin, Lorraine Séguin, John Cappelletti, and Bill Huzar.

Terms of reference

  • Provide outreach to prospective members including conference representation.
  • Recommend to the board communication issues, strategies, initiatives and products to be developed by RTOERO.
  • Serve as a resource to the board, districts and other committees.
  • Monitor RTOERO communication practices and provide recommendations to the Board regarding effective internal and external communication practices.
  • Offer district and regional workshops when requested and within the committee’s budget.
Member Services (Suzanne Poudrette-Gagnon, Chair)

Members

Louise Guérin, Georgina Eldridge, Anne Marie Farnworth, Gary Fick, Dennis Gushulak, Joseph Murray, and Morris Tait.

Terms of reference

  • To provide outreach to prospective members including conference representation.
  • To make recommendations to the board regarding the development and implementation of a district volunteer, recruitment, and succession planning strategy.
  • To provide recommendations to the board about continuous improvement of retirement planning workshops.
  • To review the service and outreach of the Goodwill program and recommend initiatives to the board.
  • To encourage districts to have a Goodwill program.
  • To provide advice regarding district travel.
  • To recommend strategies and resources to the board related to the provision of relevant information to members regarding wills, powers of attorney and estate planning.
Nomination (Martin Higgs, Chair)

Members

Martha Foster, Rich Prophet, Joan Elliott, Karl Sprogis, Fran Wren, and Patricia Rogers.

Terms of reference

  • To develop, review and recommend competencies to the board that would be an asset to the board.
  • To recommend to the board the competencies needed in the next set of directors to be elected.
  • To conduct a call for applications for election to the board from the RTOERO membership.
  • To review the applications, submitted to the executive director, of candidates standing for election to the board at the annual meeting.
  • To conduct the election of candidates standing for election to the board.
  • To conduct the election of the chair and vice-chair for the board by board members who will be serving on June 1st.
  • To recommend to the board members at large to serve as members of the Benefits and Governance Committees.
  • To recommend to the board, members at large to serve as chairs and members of the advisory committees.
Political Advocacy (Rick Victor, Chair)

Members

David Kendall, Richard James, Marisa Agostini, Gail Anderson, Phillip Little, Bob McGahey, and Shirley Ozbolt.

Terms of reference

  • To identify and monitor external organizations and issues related to retirees, seniors and pensioners and to recommend initiatives to the Board.
  • To identify and provide resources supporting district advocacy and pension initiatives as approved by the board.
  • To support district advocacy committees on local advocacy, of board approved initiatives.
  • To recommend to the board criteria for district use in election campaigns.
  • To be knowledgeable about the provisions of all pension plans represented throughout our current and prospective membership and to make recommendations to the board regarding the communication of relevant pension information.
  • To provide advice on the development and implementation of federal or provincial legislation which does not support defined benefit pensions.
Project Service to Others (Carol Carkner, Chair)

Members

Jackie Aird, Olive Ridler, William Bowden, Roberta Fuller, David Huether, and Gail McAdam.

Terms of reference

  • Make recommendations to the board regarding the selection criteria for PSTO grants and scholarships.
  • Review and evaluate applications for PSTO grants and scholarships and recommend successful applicants for approval to the board.
  • Ensure that all approved PSTO projects include appropriate recognition and visibility for RTOERO in the local community.