The mission of the IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter is to provide professional resources to the 200+ IIBA® members in the National Capital Region and the broader Ottawa-Outaouais area as well as to engage individuals working in professions related to the practice of Business Analysis.
IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the Ontario Corporations Act (ONCA). The Chapter was incorporated in 2006, after receiving approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to register the corporation using the name IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter .
IIBA O-O is entirely volunteer-run. The organization's formal membership plays a key role in its governance, including electing the Board of Directors, amending its Bylaws, and informing its strategic direction. Only official IIBA® Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter members are eligible to vote at the Chapter's Annual General meeting and hold office.
CHANGES TO THE ONTARIO CORPORATIONS ACT:
During 2012-2013, the Chapter began a project to prepare IIBA O-O for transition to the new Ontario Non-Profit Corporations Act (Bill 65, 2010) once it is proclaimed. The Act, which is largely similar to changes in non-profit incorporation at the federal level, has experienced several delays. Originally expected to come into force in late 2012, a second piece of legislation (Bill 85) was introduced in 2013 to deal with technical amendments necessary to implement the ONCA. Bill 85 was in the midst of second reading in May 2014 when the provincial election was called. This second Bill is expected to be re-introduced (it will be assigned a new number) and the legislative process restarted by the new legislature.
It is considered unlikely that the ONCA will be proclaimed before 2016. The new Act allows non-profits 3 years to amend their constating documents to comply with the new legislation and obtain a certificate of continuance. In February 2014, the Chapter introduced an opt-in criteria to its memebship policy to help faciliate its eventual transition to the ONCA once it is introduced. The Chapter remains committed, however, to a spirit of inclusiveness as a core element of the Chapter model.
IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais is governed by its Corporate Bylaws. These were last revised and changed by the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Board's leadership in June 2016.