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Governance

BC Housing is accountable to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing through a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Board of Commissioners oversees policy implementation and direction and, in cooperation with senior management, sets strategic direction. The board also monitors BC Housing’s performance based on the province’s planning and reporting principles. For more information, consult the Terms of Reference for theĀ Board of Commissioners .

The board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and management of BC Housing to the CEO. The board’s governance process and procedures are guided by the Corporate Requirements and Guidelines as well as other resources, such as those published by the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia.

Mandate Letter

Specific government direction is provided in the 2018/2019 Mandate Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Board of Commissioners. This letter describes the relationship between BC Housing and the provincial government, and mandates specific direction from the government to BC Housing for the fiscal year.

The September 2017 Mandate Letter is also available.

Homes for B.C.

BC Housing's priority is to implement portions of the government's 30-point plan for housing affordability in British Columbia.

Relationship with B.C. Government

Public sector management direction for Crown corporations and other public sector organizations is set by the Provincial government. This includes guidelines, polices and legislation related to achieving public policy objectives, serving the public interest and demonstrating accountability to B.C. and its citizens.

Standards of Conduct Policy

BC Housing has a Standards of Conduct Policy designed to maintain and enhance the public’s trust and confidence in our organization. The policy applies to employees, commissioners of the board of BC Housing, contractors, service providers and volunteers who are expected to adhere to its standards in the course of their duties.

Employees and commissioners of the board also have a duty of loyalty to BC Housing. Their fairness and the impartiality in the conduct of their duties must be exemplary.