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The Board of Directors – Operations

Elected administrators and young intern officers

Contribute to the socio-economic development of your community while being involved in a financial cooperative in Canada.

Young intern officers

Would you like to do a practical year-long internship on a Caisse Board of Directors ? Working with elected adminsitrators will help you learn about the role of officers and allow you to develop a valuable network of contacts.

Find out more about the Young Intern Administrator program

Elected administrators

You can express your interest to become an elected administrator at any time. Speak to the regional manager or an employee who will tell you what you need to do.

Then, during the appropriate period, you’ll need to apply for one of the available positions. Administrators are not appointed by the regional manager; they are elected by fellow-members during annual general meetings.

The number of elected administrators varies from Caisse to Caisse. However, there are always two boards that require member contribution: the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee.

The democratic structure of the Caisse:

  • The Board of Directors
  • The Audit Committee

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of 12 members elected by delegates – who are elected by members – during the annual general meeting. In addition to attending board meetings, the board members also work in committees to address certain specific issues.

There is no shortage of work! The board’s main responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging community life and ensures the integration of cooperative values in the Caisse’s procedures;
  • Establishing the Caisse’s orientations and policies, business plan and operating budget;
  • Hiring and supervising the person overseeing the Caisse’s management;
  • Overseeing the financial and risk management of the Caisse;
  • Ensuring member satisfaction;
  • Representing the Caisse in its community.

The Audit Committee

The Caisse’s Audit Committee ensures that:

  • The Caisse upholds the values, principles and rules of the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Democratic rights and responsibilities are exercised within the Caisse.
  • The Caisse assumes its responsibilities regarding cooperative, economic and financial education.
  • The Caisse maintains good working relationships with other caisses and other cooperatives in the area.
  • The Caisse’s commitment is carried out effectively and in keeping with its values;
  • Permanent, cooperative values are integrated into the Caisse’s commercial and management practices.