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Director Expense Reimbursements

Using the National Joint Council Travel Directive as a guideline, CIRA reimburses Board Members for reasonable expenses incurred on CIRA’s behalf, travel to in-person board meetings and professional development activities relating to their role as a director of the organization.

Expenses incurred are submitted by Board Members for review and approval by the Chair of the Board. Expenses of the Chair are approved by the Vice Chair. All expense reimbursement requests must be supported by receipts indicating purchase details and proof of payment. The board chair reviews all expenses paid and incurred by the board in relation to the budget at least quarterly.

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Director Expense Reimbursements

Calendar 2020 In-Person Board Activities

Board Meetings

  • 1 – Vancouver

Board retreat

  • 1 – Vancouver (combined with Board Meeting)

Helen McDonald
Chair of the Board

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Victoria), for board events in Vancouver $970
Costs reimbursed for expenditures on behalf of board: Meal in Vancouver $1,266
Other Board Related expenditure $80
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,316

Jill Kowalchuk
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors;
Co-Chair, Community Investment Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Calgary) for board events in Vancouver $1,111
Other Board Related expenditure $13
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,124

Iris Almeida-Côté
Director

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Montreal) for board events in Vancouver $2,302
Director Training or Education – Cybersecurity Program $3,808
Total expenditures reimbursed $6,110

Colleen Arnold
Chair, Compensation and Review Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Nova Scotia) for board events in Vancouver $2,950
Director Training or education: ICD NFP Governance Essentials Program $2,500
Total expenditures reimbursed $5,450

Ryan Black
Chair, Governance Committee

  Expense
Accommodation for board events in Vancouver $281
Costs reimbursed for expenditures on behalf of board and staff: Meals in Vancouver (2 days) $4,877
Total expenditures reimbursed $5,158

Don Bowman
Chair, Services Strategy Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Waterloo) for board events in Vancouver. $1,997
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,997

Andrew Escobar
Director

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Vancouver. $1,507
Other Board Related expenditure $300
Director Training or education: ICD Course $25
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,832

Matthew Gamble
Director

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Vancouver. $2,398
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,398

Crystal Nett
Chair, Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Management Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Saskatoon) for board events in Vancouver. $1,413
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,413

Bill Sandiford
Co-Chair, Community Investment Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Vancouver. $2,056
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,056

Tyson Macaulay
Chair, Services Strategy Committee
(term ended November 2020)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Ottawa) for board events in Vancouver. $2,136
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,136

Alourdes Sully
Director
(term as of November 2020)

  Expense
No travel or expenses incurred for this period. $0

Rob Villeneuve
Director

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Ottawa) for board events in Vancouver. $2,025
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,025

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 Director Expense Reimbursements

Calendar 2019 In-Person Board Activities

Board Meetings

  • 4 – Ottawa
  • 1 - Toronto

Board Events

  • 2 – Ottawa (combined with Board Meeting)
  • 1 – Toronto (combined with Board Meeting)

Helen McDonald
Chair of the Board

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Victoria) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $10,711
Director Training or education: ICD Boardroom Financial Essentials $1,050
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Victoria) for ICANN event in Montreal $2,102
Total expenditures reimbursed $13,863

Iris Almeida-Côté
Director
(term as of November 2019)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Montreal) for board events in Ottawa $929
Total expenditures reimbursed $929

Colleen Arnold
Director
(term as of November 2019)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Nova Scotia) for board events in Ottawa $1,559
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,559

Alex Beraskow
Director
(term ended November 2019)

  Expense
Director Training or education: ICD Board Oversight of Strategy Course $950
Total expenditures reimbursed $950

Ryan Black
Chair, Governance Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Vancouver) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $7,286
Total expenditures reimbursed $7,286

Andrew Escobar
Chair, Finance, Audit, Investment and Risk Management Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $4,831
Total expenditures reimbursed $4,831

Matthew Gamble
Director

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto.
includes $2,500 in flight passes – Toronto-Ottawa
$3,927
Director Training or education: ICD NFP Governance Essentials $2,500
Total expenditures reimbursed $6,472

Jill Kowalchuk
Co-Chair, Community Investment Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Calgary) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $5,927
Total expenditures reimbursed $5,927

Rowena Liang
Director
(term ended November 2019)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Vancouver) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $6,587
Total expenditures reimbursed $6,587

Tyson Macaulay
Chair, Services Strategy Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Ottawa) for board events in Toronto $1,324
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,324

Louise Macdonald
Director
(term ended November 2019)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Montreal) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $3,633
Total expenditures reimbursed $3,633

Crystal Nett
Director
(term as of November 2019)

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Saskatoon) for board events in Ottawa $2,057
Total expenditures reimbursed $2,057

Bill Sandiford
Co-Chair, Community Investment Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Toronto) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto. $4,060
Total expenditures reimbursed $4,060

Rob Villeneuve
Vice-Chair and Chair of the Compensation and Review Committee

  Expense
Accommodation, meals and travel to and from principal residence (Ottawa) for board events in Ottawa and Toronto $1,081
Total expenditures reimbursed $1,081