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Aboriginal Affairs Committee
- The Aboriginal Affairs committee monitors and implements the Association’s aboriginal affairs activities and policies, and reports on same to the Board. It also ensures that the TLA policy related to First Nations issues is current and available for use in the event of media request.
- The Aboriginal Affairs committee will work closely with all other committees to ensure an understanding of needs for the committee.
- The Aboriginal Affairs committee will educate the board on opportunities, needs and direction for Aboriginal and contractor communities.
- The Aboriginal Affairs committee will educate all parties in the intricacies and needs of the First Nations and contractors communities.
- The Communication committee monitors all Association outreach activities including media relations, speeches and presentations, Hot Sheets, e-newsletters, Truck LoggerBC magazine, the TLA website, and reports on same to the Board.
- The Communication committee is responsible for development of annual strategic communications plans that support achievement of strategic objectives
- The Communication committee Chair also serves as Chair of the TLA Editorial Board.
- The Education committee is responsible for management of the TLA Education Fund and is responsible for income generation activities and makes recommendations as to use of funds.
- The Education committee assesses educational offerings from other organizations, initiates draft membership educational programs, and proposes draft funding mechanisms and direction.
- The Events committee monitors all aspects of the TLA Annual Convention & Trade Show and all other TLA hosted events and reports on same to the Board.
- The Events committee oversees the preparation of drafts of the convention theme, convention program, convention budget, and the trade show exhibits and related agendas for all other TLA hosted events.
- Each TLA convention is co-chaired by the Events Committee chairman and the Events Director.
- The Executive committee monitors the Association office on a day-to-day basis, provides direction to the Executive Director in between Board meetings, and reports on same to the Board of Directors.
- The Executive committee initiates strategic planning on behalf of the Board, ensures the Association’s draft budget is prepared in accordance with current priorities and programs, oversees the annual Association audit, and annually reviews/revises the draft terms of reference for all Association committees.
- The Executive committee serves as the core political representative of the Association to government, other organizations, and the public. As such is responsible for government relations and forest sector relations.
- The Forestry committee monitors the Association’s government policy assessment and response activities and reports recommendations on same to the Executive Committee and the Board.
For greater clarity the Forestry committee’s mandate covers the full range of government issues including: provincial federal regional municipal general business policies impacting on forestry;
- any provincial/federal/regional/municipal policies and/or regulations directly relating to forestry and harvesting in BC;
- policies and/or regulations from provincial or federal crown corporations or agencies that directly or indirectly impact forestry (i.e., FIA, WorksafeBC, ICBC);
- judicial proceedings directly or indirectly related to forestry in BC; and
- international timber trade issues affecting the market for BC wood products.
- The Forestry committee will, from time to time, establish sub-committees to conduct its business and examine specific issues.
Membership & Affinity Committee
- The Membership committee monitors all Association membership activities including: membership recruitment and retention, the TLA benefits programs, preparation of new membership programs, membership aspects of the TLA website, membership social/business meetings other than the TLA convention.
- The Membership committee Chairperson makes initial board contact with, and assesses all prospective TLA membership applicants, conducts exit interviews with all resigning members, and reports on same to the Board.
- The Membership committee Chairperson is granted discretionary authority to forgive outstanding dues with a view to future revenue flows. This is only for cases where a member wishes to re-join TLA for a significant amount of time.
- The membership committee may from time to time create sub-committees to carry out specific tasks within the realm of membership commitments and or direction.
Pricing & Marketing Committee
- The committee monitors and reports to the Board on: all relevant aspects of stumpage, pricing and log marketing on the coast of BC including BC Timber Sales operations, TSAC and TEAC operations.
- The STIR committee monitors and reports to the Board on: all relevant aspects of WorksafeBC policies/regulations; the BC Forest Safety Council, the SAFER Council; Employer’s Forum; WorksafeBC and all other means of enhancing workplace safety.
- The STIR committee monitors industrial training and government labour policies that impact the coastal forestry harvesting industry, and reports on same to the Board.
- The STIR committee monitors collective bargaining issues, arrangements and trends, coastal collective bargaining and out of collective bargaining elsewhere in BC, and reports on same to the Board.
- The STIR committee is responsible for support and monitoring of skills and training issues in the harvesting sector.