Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a Charitable Organization founded in 2005. OTD is managed by a Board of Directors and Officers who work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and Committees.
The Board of Directors, composed of between five and seven directors, represents the corporate membership and is accountable to the membership, clients, staff and funders for the overall administration of Ottawa Therapy Dogs and for the programs and services it provides. Board membership includes a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and such other officers as the Board of Directors may determine, who constitute the Executive Committee. OTD's Board of Directors conducts its affairs through consultative processes in a consensus seeking/creating environment.
The current members of the Board of Directors are:
establishing philosophy and goals for Ottawa Therapy Dogs, making policy decisions, approving programs, ensuring compliance with applicable legislation, through consultation and consensus seeking;
exercising all such powers as the corporation is, by its by-laws, charter or otherwise, authorized to do;
being responsible for the general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of the corporation;
approving changes in these by-laws, for ratification by the corporate membership;
establishing an Executive Committee to whom is delegated the task of operating Ottawa Therapy Dogs;
appointing committees and sub-committees from amongst the members of the Board or the membership at large, as well as honorary or advisory committees, and delegate to or vest the same with such authority as may be deemed advisable;
being Associate Members or Auxiliary Members of Ottawa Therapy Dogs.