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About the Board

Meet Our Board of Directors

Executive Board Members

Directors at Large


Board Composition

The Board of Directors for Workforce WindsorEssex is a governance oversight board consisting of 14 members: 13 voting directors representing various sectors of the Windsor and Essex County economy, and one non-voting ex-officio director, who is the CEO. The board values diversity in its members and their individual opinions but makes decisions by majority vote. The board is supported by four committees: Executive, Finance and Audit, Governance, and a Human Resources advisory committee to the CEO.

Executive Board Members

The executive team of the board includes the following officer positions: Chair, Vice-Chair, 2nd Vice-Chair, and Treasurer. These executive members, along with the CEO, serve as Officers of the Corporation.

Ex-Officio Members

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves as a non-voting ex-officio member of the board and acts as the corporate secretary. As the sole employee reporting directly to the board, the CEO holds a unique position within the organization. All other employees of Workforce WindsorEssex report to a manager, supervisor, or the CEO. The CEO may fully participate in the board’s in-camera discussions, except in cases of conflict of interest.

Board & Committee Meeting Schedule

The Board meets 7 to 10 times per year, typically in the early evening on a near-monthly basis. These meetings usually last about 90 minutes and offer both in-person and virtual attendance options. For in-person attendees, a networking session is often held before the meeting. Board packages are sent to Directors at least 48 hours in advance and generally require about 30 minutes to review.

Board committee meetings are held virtually, usually over the lunch hour, once per month. These meetings are 1 hour long and may occasionally require committee members to perform additional work outside of the meeting time.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is typically held in late June each year.

Board Member Terms

The board currently consists of 14 directors, including the CEO. Board members can serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. However, time spent serving as an executive member of the board does not count toward this six-year limit.

Code of Conduct

The Board commits itself and its members to ethical and businesslike conduct. This includes proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as Board members.

Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws

Articles of Incorporation

The Board was incorporated as Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex, a non-profit organization under the Ontario Corporations Act, on March 14, 2008, and given Ontario Corporation Number 1762309.

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