In collaboration with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF), the Institute On Governance undertook a best practices case study of their Board to identify the key factors that have led the AHF Board to perform at its current high level, in order to inform and inspire other boards, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to improve their performance. Of particular interest is the manner in which this board has fused aboriginal values and worldviews with mainstream good governance practices.
Commissioned by the National Association of Friendship Centres, this research paper focuses on eleven themes relating to best practices in governance and management. The IOG identified these themes through a literature search of non-profit organizations, and subsequently conducted case studies on Friendship Centres across the country that had best practices fitting these themes. The publication includes a chapter on each best practice, as well as a concluding chapter, which identifies some common themes and suggests two areas of further focus… Read more