Organization Profile - Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Health

Mandate

The purpose of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is to promote increased awareness on the part of Canadians of matters relating to alcohol and drug abuse and their increased participation in the reduction of harm associated with such abuse, and to promote the use and effectiveness of programs of excellence that are relevant to alcohol and drug abuse.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-13.4/index.html

The Board of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse shall consist of:
  • the Chairperson and up to four other directors appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Health, after the Minister has consulted with the Board, to hold office during pleasure, for terms not exceeding three years. The Chairperson and the directors are eligible for re-appointment, but no person may be appointed more than three times; and
  • up to eight directors appointed by the Board to hold office during pleasure, after consultations with the governments of the provinces and with any individuals and organizations representative of the business community and labour, professional and voluntary organizations having a particular interest in alcohol and drug abuse that the Board considers appropriate.
The term of office of the directors shall be such as to ensure, in so far as possible, the expiration in any one year of not more than half of the terms of office of the directors.

The Board may elect from among its members a Vice-Chairperson who, in the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of the Chairperson is vacant, has and may exercise and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

The Board shall, subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, appoint a Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, to hold office during pleasure, who shall have supervision over and direction of the activities and staff of the Centre.

The Board may authorize any member of the Board or any officer or employee of the Centre to act as CEO of the Centre in the event that the CEO is absent or incapacitated or if the office of the CEO is vacant, but no such authorization is valid for more than one hundred and eighty days unless approved by the Governor in Council.

The Deputy Minister of Health and the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness or a delegate of each of those Deputy Ministers, are entitled to receive notice of all meetings of the Board, and may attend and take part in, but not vote, at such meetings.

Consultation

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Act specifies that the Chairperson and up to four other directors may be appointed by the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure, after consultation by the Minister of Health with the Board.

Up to eight directors may be appointed by the Board, to hold office during pleasure, after consultations with the governments of the provinces and with any individuals and organizations representative of the business community and labour, professional and voluntary organizations having a particular interest in alcohol and drug abuse the the Board considers appropriate.

Remuneration

Directors

  • Remuneration Nil - Statutory Prohibition
  • Reasonable travel and living expenses in connection with the activities of the Centre as are fixed by by-law of the Board.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Executive Officer
Notarandrea, Rita
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-02-26
2020-07-27
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Directors
4 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 5