Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada was among the top contenders for the Not-for-Profit Sector in the sixth annual Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart 2006 National Awards in Governance, announced last night at a gala dinner and ceremony.
Awards were presented in three categories to organizations that have implemented governance innovations; Private Sector, Public Sector, and the Not-for-Profit sector. NeuroScience Canada of Montreal received the award for the not-for-profit sector. Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Deloitte sponsored the awards for individual sectors.
“Each of these award winners and all of the top contenders raised the standard of governance in their organizations, and are creating tomorrow’s best practices,” said Anne Golden, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Conference Board of Canada and co-chair of the awards program.
“These awards are all about how Boards and governing bodies can be creative and innovative in working ‘smarter’, not just ‘harder’, to secure the long-term success and sustainability of their enterprises,” said Andrew MacDougall, President, Spencer Stuart Canada and co-chair of the awards program.
NeuroScience Canada, a national non-profit organization that develops and supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research across the neurosciences, won in its category for creating a new governance structure to support the integration of its science program and fundraising activities, and enhance the individual and collective contributions of directors. Since implementing this structure, NeuroScience Canada has strengthened the support of the science/research community, expanded its network of donors, partners and volunteers, created an internationally-celebrated science program, the Brain Repair Program™, and significantly increased its fundraising revenue.
Senior leaders from all three winning organizations will discuss their innovations at the Conference Board’s 2006 Corporate Governance Conference: Striking the Right Balance, today at 1:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.
In addition to the winning organizations, the top contenders in the Not-for-Profit Sector were:
· Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (Burlington)
· Canadian College of Health Service Executives (Ottawa)
· Saskatchewan Construction Association Inc. (Regina)