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Our Governance

The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative (The Koop) is composed of non-profit social service-providing agencies in the Kootenay Boundary Region.

Koop Structure

  • Its members are organizations.
  • The Koop Member Council makes decisions about what services, initiatives and projects the Co-operative delivers and includes representatives from all member organizations.
  • The Board of Directors provides stewardship and oversight of the financial and operational business of the Koop and is composed of five to fifteen representatives of member organizations.
  • The Koop has a part-time Executive Director and a few part-time staff.

Member Council

The Koop is a democratic organization controlled by its members, who direct the work of the Co-operative by actively participating in setting policies and making decisions. The Member Council makes decisions about what services, initiatives and projects the Koop delivers and includes representatives from all member organizations. Each member organization may have two representatives, one staff and one volunteer on the Member Council.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides stewardship and oversight of the financial and operational business of the Co-operative as defined in policy and as directed by the Council. Current Directors are:

Lena Horswill, Chair

Member-at-large

Alisha Stubbs, Secretary

Representative of the member agency Kootenay Kids Society

Cindy Strukoff, Treasurer

Representative of the member agency Boundary Family Services

Tim Payne, Vice Chair

Representative of the member agency Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services

Phyllis Nash

Representative of the member agency Nelson CARES

Malia Joy

Representative of the member agency Nelson & District Women’s Centre/WKWA

 

Shelly Cousineau

Representative of the member agency Robson Valley Community Services

Patricia Malcolmson

Representative of the member agency Nelson Community Services Society

Jane Ballantyne

Representative of the member agency Kaslo Community Services

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