CHEC Board Report


On October 30, 2009, the CHEC Baord gathered together in Montreal, Quebec.

Highlighted are the below items:

1. The Board, to bring our association objects and mission statement more in line with our association goals and activities, recommended to a Special Meeting of the membership on November 4, 2009, to approve the following revised association objects and mission statement

Object 1: To improve the effectiveness of other registered charities established to advance Christian post-secondary education by providing expertise on planning, structuring, and improving charitable programs to better address the needs of beneficiaries.

Object 2: To improve the efficiency of other registered charities established to advance Christian post-secondary education by providing consulting and training on operational and management issues such as the establishment of best practices guidelines on topics such as financial management, human resources, fundraising, institutional sustainability, and designing successful programs.

Object 3: To advance the Christian faith by:

  • (a) increasing the public's knowledge of, and enrollment in Christian post-secondary education programs by providing seminars, forums, conferences, and by collecting and disseminating information on that topic; and
  • (b) upholding and undertaking the charitable objects herein in accordance with the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada in place from time to time."

Revised mission statement: Our mission is to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of Christian higher education at member schools, including fostering institutional cooperation, and to raise public awareness of the value of Christian higher education in Canada.

2. The Board also discussed how CHEC might increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our members at the June 1, 2010 Annual General Meeting in Toronto, where we focus on presidents, publicity and enrolment personnel and information technology personnel.

3. Also discussed were recent attempts by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) to marginalize confessional post-secondary schools in Canada over academic freedom concerns and how best CHEC might increase the effectiveness of our members with guidelines on these matters and publicity (e.g., in the January-February Faith Today articles and website articles on this matter).

~Jan 31, 2009~