Governance Manual

The commission's governance structure is designed to maintain a strong and effective governance framework for the commission that incorporates best practices for public sector organizations and to meet the requirements set out in relevant securities legislation and government guidelines. The Governance Manual describes the commission's governance structure and the practices the board uses to discharge its governance responsibilities.

The Governance Manual is comprised of:

  • Governance Policy
  • Terms of Reference for the Board
  • Terms of Reference for Board Committees
  • Terms of Reference for the Governance Committee
  • Terms of Reference for the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Terms of Reference for the Human Resources Committee

The board is informed about emerging best governance practices and updates the Governance Manual when appropriate. The governance committee reviews the Governance Manual annually.

Ethics & Conduct Policy

The commission has an Ethics and Conduct Policy.

  • Ethics & Conduct Policy


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