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Call For Advisory Council

CALL FOR ADVISORY COUNCIL

New Advisory Council for the
Pacific Autism Family Centre Society

The Interim Executive Committee of Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation has been given the task of forming a new Advisory Council for Pacific Autism Family Centre Society.

The Foundation raises funds for the Centre, and the Society will be responsible for operating the Centre. We need to activate our new Advisory Council soon, so that it can be a strategic body that will advise the Interim Executive Committee on the service delivery and program design during the construction period of our Centre.

We have a mixture of appointed Council members and open for nomination members. The members who are open for nomination consist of two positions from service providers and two positions from families.

If you are interested in these positions, please send your nominations through the form on the right:

Advisory Council – Terms of Reference

Stakeholder Group

Number of Representatives

Organization Name

Families

2

n/a

BC Government

1

Ministry of Children and Child Development

BC Government

1

Health/Social Development

PAFC

1

Executive Director

PAFC

1

Research Director (Chair)

Service Providers

2

To be determined

Academia

1

UBC

Academia

1

SFU

Academia

1

Ex: Douglas College*

Academia

1

Ex: Capilano College*

Academia (outside of BC)

2

To be determined

Total

14

* To be rotated amongst participating schools

Purpose

The Advisory Council will serve as an advising body for the Pacific Autism Family Centre Society, Board and management on service delivery and program design for the Pacific Autism Family Centre. The advice and suggestions will draw upon evidence-based practice and innovative delivery, while meeting community and client needs, taking financial parameters into considerations. The final decision on what programs and services the PAFC will offer will lie solely with the Executive Director or until their hiring of the Executive Committee. The advisory committee plays a critical role in providing a voice of the community of stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Review and approve Best Practices guidelines recommended by the Collaboration Committee.
  • Review and recommend new programs for the Pacific Autism Family Centre
  • Review and recommend credentialing process when there is no college or association apparent.
  • Provide advice regarding potential challenges, gaps, opportunities and strategic investment within the ASD services as provided by the PAFC.

Composition

The Advisory Council shall be composed of a minimum of 14 members. The Executive Director and Research Director shall be a fully participating member of the Committee.

Appointment

The Society Board of Directors will appoint Advisory Council members for renewable two-year terms. The Board will determine a member of the committee to Chair on annual basis. The Committee will be chaired by a non-staff board member who has experience in the autism community.

Decision Making

  • Decision will be made by a consensus, whenever possible and when not, staff voting is pro-rated to carry no more than 50% weight within the committee.
  • A quorum shall be considered 51% of the committee members.

Meetings

  • Regular meetings of the committee will be held.

ADVISORY COUNCIL APPLICATION FORM