Board Chair Breakfast Series

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Event Details

Date & Time: September 24, 2019 | 7:30 am – 9:00 am.
Location: BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver Room: The Atrium
Who should attend: Board Chairs, Board Members, Executive Directors
Cost: $60.00

Build essential knowledge on the legal responsibilities of your not-for-profit board.

As a board chair, understanding the legalities of not-for-profit governance is a critical part of your role. You lead a team of board members, develop and nurture a strong relationship with senior leadership, and are a catalyst for critical board discussions.

Over the next three board chair breakfasts, learn how the law impacts your board & organization – and how to ensure your board understands their legal roles & responsibilities. We will cover these topics from the unique lens of the board chair, and how to successfully integrate legal best practices.

This event is the second of a three-part series on legal responsibilities. Each event we will cover a specific topic with a legal expert who is ready to share their insights and expertise.

Topic: Employee Risk Management - How to prepare your organization

Join us for a presentation to learn how to guide your board through employment related liabilities. You’ll come away with the fundamentals to protect your organization from liability and know how to manage risk when it comes to employees.

In this morning session, we will take you through the following key topics:

  • Hiring employees and the importance of employment contracts
  • Performance management of employees
  • Harassment and discrimination in the workplace
  • Terminations and how to manage them

Event Hosts

Ashley Mitchell, Partner, Miller Thomson

This stimulating and interactive forum will:

  • Elevate your awareness around legal challenges board chairs face
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and best practices on compliance with not-for-profit law
  • Build connections with board chairs from across the sector


  • 7:30 – 8:00 Registration and breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:45 A presentation by Ashley Mitchell on employment risks
  • 8:45 – 9:00 Q&A

Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Miller Thomson LLP.


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Date: September 24, 2019 7:30 am to 9:00 am
BCIT Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street, (Room 280/282/284)
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Not Available - City
of Vancouver Bursary


Ashley Mitchell

Ashley Mitchell

Ashley Mitchell is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP and practices in the areas of employment, human rights and privacy law.  Ashley acts for and advises clients on a broad range of workplace matters including wrongful dismissals, terminations, contractual disputes, human rights issues and privacy compliance.  She also provides employment advice in relation to commercial transactions and frequently assists clients in preparing employment agreements and workplace policies.

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Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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