Provincial legislation created the Association of BC Forest Professionals and established its mandate to uphold the public interest with respect to the practice of professional forestry.
The Foresters Act sets out the purpose (duties and objects) of the association. The Foresters Act and its corresponding bylaws, in conjunction with the Professional Governance Act and its corresponding regulations, outline the rules for how the association is governed.
A council is granted the authority to govern and administer the affairs of the association in accordance with the Foresters Act and Professional Governance Act. The council uses a policy based governance model to provide leadership and direction to the association. Using this governing style, the council:
- Makes decisions in the public interest and not in the interest of any particular group.
- Focuses primarily on vision, goals, objectives, and the future rather than management or operational matters that are the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer.
- Develops, maintains, and monitors the governance and limitation policies that guide the organization’s business operations.
- Has the responsibility of authority and oversight of the Chief Executive Officer and his/her performance.