Legal Duties of Directors

Most of us can recite the legal duties of co-op directors from memory. Who doesn't know about fiduciary duty and the duty of care? But how do these important concepts translate into the daily demand for good governance and principled leadership in our co-ops?

We'll discuss the challenges facing co-op directors in co-op governance. What does "acting in the best interest of the co-op" really mean? What is a conflict of interest and how do we navigate those grey areas when it’s not so clear?

Join us for a close look at where principle meets reality. We’ll look at some tough examples, share challenges from our co-ops, and explore some best practices for handling them.


Workshop facilitator: Sue Moorhead has worked with housing co-ops and federations for over 30 years. From 1997 to 2014, Sue was CHF BC's Education Program Director. An active member in her own housing co-op, she has served in various board and committee positions. Her sector board experience includes Rooftops Canada, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and related organizations in Quebec. Sue also has five years of international experience, having worked as a technical advisor for Rooftops Canada in Africa. With a thorough knowledge of co-op governance and management, Sue can facilitate workshops on a variety of topics, facilitate the Co-op Compass process, chair co-op meetings, provide advice, and offer expertise on policy development, co-op rules and the Co-op Act.

This workshop is part of a series of scheduled workshops in Vancouver in 2016. 


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Event Date: 
November 1, 2016
Event Time: 
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
220 - 1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver