Role of the Registered Stakeholders
CAV’s Board of Directors consist of (7) Directors and (2) Permanent Invitees. Registered Stakeholders play an important role in CAV’s Governance process. They nominate candidates and vote for board members who will represent their organization’s members interests to CAV.
Interested organizations can sign up with CAV to become a “Registered Stakeholder.”
CAV's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Stakeholders
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Stakeholders are organizations who represent ASL and/or LSQ community interests. Deaf and DHH Stakeholders have 3 Director representatives on CAV’s Board. Registered Stakeholders nominate and vote for two representatives, one ASL Director and one LSQ Director. Then, the elected ASL and LSQ Directors select the third ASL/LSQ Director.
CAV's Interpreter Stakeholders
Interpreter Stakeholders are organizations recognized as representing professional ASL and/or LSQ sign language interpreters’ interests. Interpreter stakeholders have 2 Permanent Invitee (PI) representatives on CAV’s Board. Registered Stakeholders vote for two representatives, one ASL PI and one LSQ PI. Permanent Invitees participate in discussions and influence decision making, but they do not have voting rights.
Telecommunications Service Providers (TSP)
Telecommunications Service Providers (TSP) Stakeholders are companies that provide telecommunication services across Canada with annual revenues of more than $10M. The names of TSP organizations are confidential and cannot be shared publicly. Registered TSPs have 2 Director representatives on CAV’s Board to represent their interests. Registered Stakeholders nominate and vote for two TSP representatives.
The 2 remaining board members are Independent Directors. They are independently recruited and selected by sitting Directors of the Board.