Request for Proposal: Review of Board Governance Structure and Policies

Response Deadline EXTENDED: April 21, 2023, 4:00 pm

*Please note the addendum at the bottom of this post


Entre Nous Femmes Housing Society (ENFHS) is a charitable not-for-profit housing organization that began almost 40 years ago by three single mothers looking to create more affordable housing for families like theirs. We are committed to enhancing people’s lives, and particularly the lives of women, women-led households, and other equity groups, by creating communities that provide affordable, safe, and secure housing. We own and operate 409 units in eleven affordable rental housing complexes, providing affordable homes for over 1000 women, single parents, families, seniors, and people with disabilities in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Surrey. To learn more, please visit enfhs.ca.

Request for Proposal and Scope

The Society seeks to engage a consultant with deep board governance experience, a strong understanding of non-profit board dynamics, and effective Board – CEO relationships. The Board of Directors is seeking guidance from the consultant to develop a proposed scope of work that may include:

  • Meeting with the Governance Committee or representative(s) and CEO
  • Review of existing governance policy documentation
  • Seek input from the Board of Directors and CEO
  • Propose amendments to the governance process and policies
  • Facilitate support and approvals for changes from the Governance Committee, Board and CEO
  • Implement proposed changes by updating documentation
  • Review of governance model, possibly moving away from the current Carver model
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