Board of Directors Roles and Responsibilities

Roles of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs by fulfilling the following roles:

Policy Formulation
Establish policies to provide guidance to those empowered with the responsibility to lead and manage The Arthritis Society operations.

On matters that specifically require Board approval, choose from alternatives that are consistent with Board policies and that advance the goals of The Arthritis Society.

Monitor and assess organizational performance and outcomes.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Establish strategic direction
  • Contribute to the development of and approve the Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Plan for The Arthritis Society;
  • Conduct a review of the strategic plan as part of the annual planning cycle;
  • Ensure that the strategic plan is aligned with the vision, mission and values of the Society.
Provide excellent leadership and management
Ensure program quality and effectiveness
Ensure financial and organizational viability
Ensure the effectiveness of the board of directors
Build relationships
Responsibilities as an individual director