There are five committees that report to the CaRMS Board of Directors. The committees meet at least twice a year and are made up of Board and non-Board members, depending on the needs and responsibilities of each committee.

Review the committees below for more information.

Executive Committee

Between meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee exercises the Board’s authority in the management of CaRMS.

Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to support the Board in fulfilling its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through governance policy development; Board recruitment, selection, and nomination; Board orientation and training programs; monitoring of Board activities, and evaluation of Board, Director and Committee performance.

Finance and Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary and corporate governance responsibilities in relation to the organization’s strategic financial management; budget planning; investment; evaluation of proposals for new activities and services and providing recommendations regarding the evaluation of newly introduced services; internal controls; external controls; risk management (financial and other); safeguarding of assets; mitigating risk of fraud; and compliance systems.

Research and Data Committee

The purpose of the CaRMS Research and Data Committee is to provide oversight to CaRMS’ research and data activities by approving and consulting on (1) data/analysis request policies, (2) data sharing polices, and (3) a multi-year research agenda that will inform evidence-based policy development in partnership with clients, members, stakeholders and others as deemed appropriate.

Awards Committee

The purpose of the Awards Committee is:

  • to promote the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership (SBSAL) to students, residents and stakeholders in the medical education community
  • to establish and maintain procedures, as well as eligibility and selection criteria, for the SBSAL
  • to oversee the annual SBSAL application and selection process