Governance and executive
The CCB Toronto Visionaries is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of blind and partially-sighted volunteers. As a chartered chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind, we operate under the constitution and by-laws as set out by CCB National who, in turn, are governed by the Canadian Not For Profit Corporations Act, and Canada Revenue Agency's regulations governing registered charities.
The CCB is organized on three levels: the local chapter level, an intermediate regional level which supports the local chapters and reports their activity to the National Board, and a national level that oversees the regional Executives and coordinates the CCB's activities across Canada. The CCB Toronto Visionaries is one of over 20 chapters under the Ontario Division Executive.
One of the requirements of the CCB's by-laws is that our chapter President be a vision-impaired individual, and that official votes by the chapter membership be weighted so that at least 60% of the deciding body is also vision-impaired. This ensures that those with vision loss have a "controlling interest" in decisions affecting them at the chapter, divisional, and national levels.
CCB Toronto Visionaries' Chapter Executive Committee
We have four Executive Officers who, from time to time, can appoint additional Executive Members to various subcommittees, as needed. Officers are elected by the chapter membership at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and serve a 3-year term.
President, Ian White
Vice-President, James (Jim) Stratton
Secretary, Alicia Modeste
Treasurer, Steven De lorenzi
Appointed Executive Member: Executive Member-at-large, Paul Mack
We also recognize a number of hardworking volunteers who, although they do not hold formal positions on the Executive, contribute enormously to making the CCB Toronto Visionaries successful. If you would like to become involved on the Executive, or as a volunteer at any level, please contact us for more information.