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The Governance Committee (GC) supports the board by ensuring that the governance framework of the college including structures, processes, and procedures, support the achievement of the college’s legal mandate. Specifically, the GC facilitates the board and committee evaluation process; reviews and recommends critical governance policies to the board; reviews and recommends the board and committee composition matrices; recommends board and committee education priorities; and other governance responsibilities as determined by the board from time to time. 


The GC consists of at least three members, one of whom must be a public board member. Appointment terms are one year. A person may serve on the GC for up to six consecutive years. Currently, the committee consists of seven members: five board members, one member of the public, and one BCCNM registrant. 

Commitment ​​

The number of meetings a GC member attends in a year varies; however, members should be prepared to attend five meetings per year, in addition to an annual orientation. The GC may meet by videoconference, teleconference, or in-person. When required, meetings are also held by email. At least one meeting per year is in-person, but the majority of meetings are via videoconference.

Committee composition matrix 

The document below includes information about the professional or academic skills that committee members may need, as well as other elements relevant to the work, such as personal values, lived experience, varied backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge.

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We acknowledge the rights and title of the First Nations on whose collective unceded territories encompass the land base colonially known as British Columbia. We give specific thanks to the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking Peoples the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), on whose unceded territories BCCNM’s office is located. We also give thanks for the medicines of these territories and recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to these lands and waters have existed here for over 9000 years.

We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​