Board and Committees

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

About

The Gwaii Trust Society has an eight member, volunteer, Board of Directors that represent all seven Gwaii Trust communities on Haida Gwaii.

Communities:

  1. Graham Island North (Masset and Tow Hill)
  2. Graham Island Central (Port Clements and Tlell)
  3. Graham Island South (Queen Charlotte, Lawn Hill & Miller Creek)
  4. Area ‘E’ (Sandspit, including South Moresby)
  5. CHN – Old Massett
  6. CHN – Skidegate
  7. Old Massett Village Council
  8. Skidegate Band Council

Directors

James Cowpar
Chair

Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee


Laurie Chisholm
Area E Director

Member: Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust, Board of Directors


Warren Foster
Area E Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, COVID-19 Response Committee


Alfie Setso Sr.
CHN Old Massett Director

Member: Board of Directors, COVID-19 Response Committee


Trevor Russ
CHN Old Massett Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, COVID-19 Response Committee


Jason Alsop
CHN Skidegate Alternate

Member: Board of Directors


Maureen Bailey
Graham Island Central Director

Member: Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee, COVID-19 Response Committee, Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust Working Committee


Elizabeth Condrotte
Graham Island Central Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, Youth Board


Bret Johnston
Graham Island North Director

Member: Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee, COVID-19 Response Committee, Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust Working Committee


Terry Carty
Graham Island North Alternate

Member: Board of Directors


Clyde Greenough
Graham Island South Director

Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, COVID-19 Response Committee, Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust Working Committee


Shelley Sansome
Graham Island South Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, Audit and Finance Committee


Freda Davis
Old Massett Village Council Director

Member: Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, Youth Board, Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust Working Committee


Jade Collison
Old Massett Village Council Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, COVID-19 Response Committee


Billy Yovanovich
Skidegate Band Council Director

Member: Board of Directors


Michelle (Ooka) Pineault
Skidegate Band Council Alternate

Member: Board of Directors, COVID-19 Response Committee


Committees

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Athlii Gwaii Legacy Trust Working Committee

Audit and Finance

The Gwaii Trust Audit and Finance Committee provides oversight of the financial reporting process and the audit process on behalf of the Board of Directors and is responsible for recommendations to the Board on all matters pertaining to financial policy and procedures and auditor recommendations.

COVID-19 Response Committee

The Haida Gwaii COVID-19 Response Grant supports programs and projects related to relieving mental health challenges and social isolation for vulnerable populations on Haida Gwaii, in particular Youth. As with everything we have learned with Covid19, things change quickly and Gwaii Trust will be flexible in addressing the needs Covid19 may create in the future. Applications for emergency requests will be considered, subject to funding availability.

Executive Committee

Youth Board

The Gwaii Trust Youth Board was created as a mirror of the Gwaii Trust Board. They make recommendations on application approvals, look at programming policies from a youth perspective and provide mentorship opportunities for youth.

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Bullying, Harassment and Violence Policy

Gwaii Trust is dedicated to maintaining a safe workplace. Bullying, harassment or violence against staff or directors will not be tolerated, and offences may result in Gwaii Trust denying current and future applications to any of its granting programs.