Review and Update of Our Constitution and By-Laws

In 2015/16, our Constitution and By-Laws were updated following a comprehensive governance review jointly conducted by the Commission's Executive Committee and the Canada Council for the Arts' Governance and Nominating Committee. This collaborative process strengthened communication between the Council and the Commission—a priority identified in our Strategic Plan.

The new Constitution and By-Laws were presented at our 2016 Annual General Meeting following approval by the Council's Board. The updated documents reflect current governance best practices and are aligned with the legislative and regulatory framework for the Council and the Commission. The Accountability Framework allows for clearer decision-making and more robust legal accountability.

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