ADC's Operating Structure
ADC functions as a federally incorporated non-profit with standing as an artists' association under the Status of the Artist Act. ADC is headed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is supported by a financial/business office and a Director of Member Services and Communication.
The Board is consists of seven to ten members who represent the design disciplines and Canada's regions. The Board meets four to six times a year via teleconference and twice in person, before and after the Annual General Meeting. Board members are elected by the membership at the AGM and have a term of two years.
The Board is headed by an executive made up of a President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. The President is elected directly by the membership but the Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer are appointed by the Board following the AGM.
The Board's responsibilities include:
- Attending all meetings of the Board of Directors and, when appropriate, the Executive Committee of the ADC.
- Ensuring that the administration of the organization is professional and accountable and meets the members' needs.
- Participating in the running of the organization through discussion, presentation of ideas and voting on issues at all ADC meetings.
- Taking on responsibilities outside of ADC meetings that help to further the cause of the organization, including but not limited to fundraising, chairing committees, organizing exhibitions or participating actively in other ADC activities.