Role of the National Board
The National Board of the CCPA is made up of representatives of trade unions, social justice and other allied organizations, individuals elected by the membership at large, plus researchers and academics appointed because of their specialized skills and knowledge. The Board's role is to set broad strategic objectives and organizational direction. The implementation of those objectives, and the production of reports and publications, is the role of staff under the direction of the National and Provincial Directors. The Centre prides itself on the high quality of its research, and the ongoing integrity of this work is ensured by peer review overseen by the National and Provincial Directors.
The National Board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the National Executive Director maintains the required standards of quality in all publications of the Centre, directly with respect to national publications and through the Provincial Directors for provincial office publications.
The National Board has a dual role--to ensure that the overall entity called the CCPA operates within the mandate, statement of purpose, principles and general level of organizational integrity established by the Centre, and then also to set policies and priorities for the National Office.
Provincial offices have governing bodies responsible for the strategic objectives and organizational direction of the Provincial offices. All the Centre’s governing bodies have a responsibility to ensure that the research integrity and social justice mission of the CCPA that gives it such strength and legitimacy is protected, while growing the Centre's ability to influence the policy debate in Canada.
Larry Brown, National Union of Public and General Employees
Research Associates Chair:
Jim Turk, Canadian Association of University Teachers
Pat Armstrong, York University
Sarah Belanger, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Tony Clarke, Polaris Institute
Ken Coran, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
Eve-Lynne Couturier, IRIS
Brigette DePape, Youth Activist
Murray Dobbin, Independent Consultant
George Floresco, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Bernie Froese-Germain, Canadian Teachers' Federation
Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Ryerson University
Julie Guard, University of Manitoba
Judy Haiven, St. Mary’s University
Larry Haiven, St. Mary’s University
Bob Linton, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Paula Mallea, Independent Consultant
Stan Marshall, Canadian Union of Public Employees
James McCormack, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Jessica McCormick, Canadian Federation of Students
Keith Reynolds, Canadian Union of Public Employees British Columbia
Rick Sawa, Independent Consultant
Priscilla Settee, University of Saskatchewan
Jim Silver, University of Winnipeg
Jim Stanford, Canadian Auto Workers
Monica Townson, Independent Consultant
The President and Vice-President/Treasurer are officers of the National Board. They and the full National Executive are elected by the National Board.
The National Executive gives direction to and oversees the National Office, through the National Executive Director, based on the mandate and strategic direction established by the National Board. The National Executive also has general responsibility for carrying out the decisions of the Board with respect to mandate, and strategic direction throughout CCPA.
Larry Brown, President
Jim Turk, Chair of the Research Associates