ACE Bylaw – Conflict of Interest Guidelines – Summary
(Full text of the conflict of interest sections will be provided on request made to the ACE Community Outreach Co-Ordinator at email@example.com or 416-598-2656 ex 231)
Every Member who is, or may be, in any way directly or indirectly or who has a spouse who is, or may be, directly or indirectly or who is, or whose spouse is, an employee, officer or Director of an organization which directly or indirectly has, or may have, an interest in a proposed or current contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform, or any other activity or transaction of the Centre shall make a full and fair disclosure of the nature and extent of the interest to the Board of Directors of ACE at the earliest opportunity after learning of the potential or actual conflict.
After making such declaration of such an actual or potential conflict, that member shall not take part in any discussion on the issue nor vote on such contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction nor shall he or she be counted in the quorum in respect to such contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction.
If a Member or Representative of a Corporate Member fails to make a declaration of his or her interest or the corporate interest in a contract, piece of litigation, client case, law reform or any other activity or transaction in compliance with this clause, he or she shall account to and reimburse the Centre for all profit realized by him or her and, upon resolution approved by a majority of the Board of Directors, shall submit his or her resignation as a Member.
Where any member feels that another member may be in a conflict of interest, the former may raise the issue at a Board meeting or at a meeting of the membership and the Chairperson shall discontinue discussion of the business at hand until the issue of conflict of interest has been dealt with.
Where a member fails or refuses to declare conflict of interest, the issue of whether or not such conflict exists may be determined by the Board by resolution moved, seconded and passed by a simple vote.
When it is so found, as set above, that a member is in a conflict of interest, he or she shall not take any further part in discussion on the issue and shall not vote on the issue.
No owner or management official of a long term care facility or employee of any organization representing long term care facilities or retirement homes shall be eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.