Meeting of the board of directors on August 27, 2018
Published: August 27, 2018
1.1 Board members present
John McCamus (Chair), Remy Boulbol (by teleconference), Christa Freiler (by teleconference), James McNee, Derry Millar (by teleconference), Tim Murphy (by teleconference), Michel Robillard (by teleconference), James Yakimovich (by teleconference), Ann Marie Yantz (by teleconference), and David Field (CEO/Ex Officio).
Janet Budgell, Mary‑Ann Cocchetto, Louis Dimitracopoulos, and Stephanie Mealing.
Nancy Cooper, Carol Hartman.
2. Meeting agenda
The meeting agenda was adopted.
3. Conflict of interest
No conflict of interest was identified.
4. Executive performance review
The board discussed pay‑for‑performance increases for LAO’s vice‑presidents and the President and CEO as well as the evaluation of the President and CEO’s performance during the 2017/18 fiscal year.
The board also met in camera, in the absence of the all LAO staff, to discuss the Executive Performance Review for the president, his 2017/18 performance rating, as well as pay‑for‑performance for the president and LAO’s vice‑presidents.
The board moved that the matter of pay‑for‑performance for vice‑presidents be tabled pending receipt of further advice about compliance with current government regulation and further research and consultation with third parties, as may be considered appropriate.
5. Financial Eligibility Funding for community legal clinics
The president presented the report on community legal clinic Financial Eligibility Funding, informing the board that since the standard increase to eligibility came into effect on April 1, 2018, LAO has transferred the majority of the funding to community legal clinics and Student Legal Aid Services Societies (SLASS) within the prescribed period.
However, LAO temporarily delayed the transfer of some funding that had not yet been sent to clinics, while its obligations under the newly‑issued government expenditure directive were reviewed. LAO determined that the balance of funding could flow to clinics in accordance with the directive. LAO will also be providing all specialty and ethno‑linguistic clinics with updated criteria for funding requests, developed in cooperation with the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario (ALCLO).
DECISION: The board received the report on community legal clinic Financial Eligibility Funding.
The meeting adjourned.