BCRIMA President's Letter

Dear Members and Board Committee Members,

Once again, I am honored to serve our Chapter as President for the coming year.  BCRIMA plays a key role in promoting Risk Management in the private and public sectors for the Province by providing education sessions and networking for our membership.

This year’s dedicated Board of Directors are here to assist and we look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming education sessions or social events. In an effort to foster the ability to make connections with other Risk Professionals in attendance at these educational sessions, we will be trying out some new formats that encourage interaction.  As always, we extend the opportunity to all members to participate in various subcommittees, assisting our team with various functions and contributing ideas on how to add value for the membership while promoting the discipline across the Province. 

We encourage you to reach out to any member of the Board with your enquiries or ideas on furthering Risk Management opportunities and education for all of our members. 

Thank you for continued support of our Chapter, and on behalf of the 2019/2020 Board of Directors we look forward to connecting with you in the coming year.

Janiece Brown, CIP
President BCRIMA






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  • Expanded Opportunity for Associate Members

    On October 20, 2018, the RIMS Board of Directors amended the policy for Associate Members. Associate Members are now allowed to serve on Chapter Boards.

    The RIMS Board of Directors has provided much needed support to the various chapters who are looking to include all members of the Chapter when filling their Board positions.  By allowing Associate members to serve on the Chapter Boards, the Chapter is gaining access to additional insight and expertise all the while providing development opportunities for younger members looking to contribute and gain volunteer skills as their careers progress.

    At the June 10th, 2019 BCRIMA Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors ratified the update to the Chapter Bylaws, Section 7 Board of Directors to read as follows:

    Composition & Eligibility

    The Board is comprised of up to nine (9) elected Directors and four (4) elected Officers.  The Officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Professional Members and Retired Members are eligible to stand for election as Directors or Officers.  A Professional Member who becomes a Transitional Member while serving as a Director or Officer may finish their term, but may not stand for re-election while still a Transitional Member.  An Associate Member may serve as a Director but may not serve as an Officer.  No more than two (2) Associate Members may serve on the Board simultaneously.”