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Ontario Educational Communications Authority (Tvo)

Ministry
Education
URL
http://www.tvo.org
Address
BOX 200, STATION Q, 2180 YONGE STREET
TORONTO
M4T2T1
Phone
416-484-2600
Fax
416-484-4234
Background
Ontario Educational Communications Authority Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.12, s. 2(1) (opens a new window)
Function

Since 1970, TVO has existed to ignite the potential in everyone through the power of learning. Through impactful digital education products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking TVO Original documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids content, we prepare Ontarians for success in school and life. As we mark our 50th year, TVO’s ongoing evolution as a modern digital learning and media organization prepares us to serve Ontarians for generations to come. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit tvo.org and tvokids.com

Membership

The members of the Authority form and are its board of directors. The Authority shall consist of nine members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of whom shall be the Chair. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may designate one of the other members as Vice-Chair, and shall appoint a person other than a member of the Authority as the chief executive officer of the Authority.

Qualifications

One or more of the following skills and/or areas of expertise: business development, digital media, finance/accounting, human resources, involvement in delivery of education, IT/IS technology innovation, legal/governance, marketing/communications, philanthropy, privacy, public sector, risk management/oversight. 
•    Experience sitting on a board of directors and/or chairing board/committee meetings is considered an asset. 
•    Knowledge of TVO, the associated stakeholder community and the regulatory and legal framework governing the sector.
•    Strategic leadership skills to influence direction and oversee the implementation of objectives that support an overall vision for the agency. 
•    Ability to communicate with clarity, confidence and sound judgement.
•    Commitment to building successful relationships with individuals, teams, stakeholders and partners.
•    Understanding of strategic, operational and financial management theories and practices.
•    Understanding of the requirements and challenges involved in turning strategies into actions leading to the development of sound products, services or initiatives. 
•    Experience with analysing and monitoring financial and operational plans as well as adjusting performance to meet desired results. 
•    Experience and ability to objectively balance competing interests and information and collaborate with others to reach decisions.
•    Knowledge of and commitment to sound governance practices.
•    Respects and promotes the principles of equity, diversity and regional representation.
•    Commitment to the protection of the public interest within the mandate of the agency.
•    Knowledge of and commitment to a director’s fiduciary responsibilities and standards of care, due diligence and loyalty.

Term

A member may be appointed to hold office for a term of up to five years and may be reappointed for further terms of up to five years each. The chief executive officer may be appointed to hold office for a term of up to five years and may be reappointed for further terms of up to five years each.

Meetings
Members meet at least 4 times a year, usually on a Thursday.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) CHRISTOPHER DAY
09-Jan-2020 - 28-Aug-2022
ottawa
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) RAVINA BAINS
16-Apr-2020 - 15-Apr-2025
east york
3. Member (Part-Time) CONWAY FRASER
07-Mar-2019 - 06-Mar-2022
ayr
4. Member (Part-Time) KADIE WARD
07-May-2020 - 06-May-2022
powassan
5. Member (Part-Time) STEPHANIE LU
29-Aug-2019 - 28-Aug-2022
toronto
6. Member (Part-Time) STEVE CASSAR
29-Aug-2019 - 28-Aug-2022
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) THERESE CULNAN
06-Aug-2020 - 05-Aug-2025
innisfil
8. Member (Part-Time)
9. Member (Part-Time)
10. Chief Executive Officer (Full-Time) JEFFREY ORRIDGE
05-Nov-2020 - 04-Nov-2023
north york