QFA Committees



Finance Committee

The standing finance committee is currently composed of:

  • Gib Drury
  • Chris Judd (QFA President)
  • Ivan Hale (Executive director, non-voting)


The committee’s mandate and responsibilities are:

  • Reviewing auditors’ reports
  • Recommending choice of auditors
  • Reviewing salary ranges of full time staff
  • Preparing annual budgets for Board consideration
  • Preparing annual cash flow projections
  • Designing financial reports for the Board
  • Recommend policies on Directors’ and staff expenses
  • Advising on taxation, banking, credit arrangements, signatories on financial documents, investments, internal management
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Board

Membership Committee

The ad hoc membership committee was created in 2005 and is composed of:

  • Wendall Conner
  • Gib Drury
  • Ivan Hale
  • John McCart (Chair)


The committee’s mandate and responsibilities are:

  • Developing and monitoring implementation of a member recruitment and retention strategy for QFA
  • Reviewing and commenting on the design and content of documents/resources used in recruitment efforts
  • Surveying members and non-members on the desired benefits of membership
  • Advising Board and staff on member categories, fee structures and member benefits
  • Advising on the design of the section of the QFA website that provides services to members
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Board

Communications Committee

The ad hoc Communications committee was created in 2005 and is composed of:

  • Gib Drury (Chair)
  • Ivan Hale
  • Chris Judd
  • Andrew McClelland


The committee’s mandate and responsibilities are:

  • Developing and monitoring implementation of a communications strategy for QFA
  • Reviewing and commenting on the design and content of The Quebec Farmers’ Advocate
  • Developing and maintaining communication pathways between members and QFA leadership and staff
  • Advising on the “corporate” image of QFA, e.g. letterhead, business cards, annual report
  • Advising on the design of the QFA website
  • Advising on radio, television and/or video programs in which the QFA has an active role
  • Advising on potential sponsorship opportunities with the private sector
  • Advising on membership information packages
  • Advising on media training for QFA spokespersons
  • Advising on language policy for QFA
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Board

By-laws Committee

The ad hoc by-laws committee was created in 2005 and is composed of:

  • Douglas Brooks
  • Gib Drury
  • Chris Judd
  • John McCart
  • Wendall Conner

It was created to revise and update the current QFA constitution and by-laws. No terms of reference have yet been approved for the committee.