Stakeholders

The Fund is overseen by a 9-person Board of Directors: four Accessibility Group Directors, two Independent Accessibility Directors, two Broadcasting Industry Directors and one Broadcasting Industry (Distribution) Director. Stakeholder groups that have registered with the Fund nominate and elect candidates in their respective categories.

In June 2016, the terms of three of our Accessibility Directors and two Broadcasting Industry Directors will be expiring, in the following categories:

  • Cognitive Group, currently held by Mr. Bill Roberts
  • Mobility Group, currently held by Mr. Max Beck
  • Independent Accessibility Director, currently held by Mr. Allister Byrne
  • Broadcasting Industry Business Director (Broadcasting Industry), currently held by Mr. David Errington
  • Broadcasting Industry Business Director (Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking), current held by Mr. Bill Abbott

In addition to the above, the Hearing Group seat is currently vacant.

The above noted Directors are eligible to serve an additional 3-year term on the Fund's Board of Directors if re-nominated and re-elected.

I am writing to invite your organization to formally register as an Accessibility Group Stakeholder with the Fund. By registering with the Fund, your organization will be eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate that represents your category of disability. In addition, your organization will be eligible to nominate and vote for a candidate to serve as an Independent Accessibility Director.

If your organization represents the interests of more than one disability (that is, if you self-identify as a Cross-disability organization), then registration with the Fund will enable you to nominate and vote for a candidate to serve as an Independent Accessibility Director.

Please refer to the attached Appendix 1 to determine if your organization meets the criteria required to register with the Fund as a stakeholder. If you meet the required criteria, please complete and send the attached “Stakeholder Registration Form” to Richard Cavanagh, CEO/Funding Officer at richard@baf-far.ca. You can also reply via ground mail:

Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, ATTN: Richard Cavanagh, 251 Loretta Avenue South, Ottawa, Ontario  K1S 4P6. Please note that the deadline for receiving completed Stakeholder Registration Forms is February 19, 2016. Shortly after registration, your organization will receive further information about the nomination and voting process for the Fund’s Board of Directors. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send them to richard@baf-far.ca or to the above noted mailing address.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Broadcasting Accessibility Fund, I hope you will consider registering with us as an Accessibility Group Stakeholder.

Yours truly,

Allister Byrne

Chair, Broadcasting Accessibility Fund Inc.