28, 2011 Canadian Bahá’í Business
Forum (CBBF) elects new Governing Board
Canadian Bahá’í Business
Forum (CBBF) held its 5th Annual General Meeting on Monday April 25,
2011. CBBF is a professional non-profit association of men and women
practicing and promoting moral as well as ethical values in the
workplace. Its membership is diverse and crosses generations, borders,
sectors and beliefs. The Canadian Bahá’í Business Forum (CBBF) is the
Canadian affiliate of the European Bahá’í
Business Forum (ebbf).
The CBBF is overseen by a Governing Board of five members, who are
elected each year during the annual general meeting. Every CBBF member
has a chance to vote for, and to be voted onto, the Governing Board.
The elections take place by secret ballot without candidacies,
nominations or campaigning. Three of the members of the board
this year are from the Ottawa region. The 2011/2012 CBBF elected Board
Members are as follows: Duncan Hanks, Francois Couillard, Nousha Ram,
Valerie Davis, Wesley Gee.
The CBBF Board meets several times during the year through conference
calls, elects the officers and develops plans and major projects and
events. The members of the new CBBF Board will be serving the CBBF
members and the rest of the CBBF network for the next twelve months.
The CBBF will continue to support activities that nurture sustainable
business ethics and moral leadership in business and civil Society in
the National Capital Region of Ottawa and Greater Toronto Area.
We’re here because we want to contribute to building a prosperous,
sustainable and just civilization. We do that by positively influencing
our workplaces - starting with the actions of our members. And we
create practical tools together that we can each apply in our daily
working lives. Through presentations, networking events, seminars, and
social and economic development projects, CBBF provides an environment
where like-minded professionals can network, draw inspiration from each
other and explore how ethical perspectives can be applied to business
and professional issues.
Our core values are:
1. Ethical business practice
2. Social responsibility
3. Values based leadership
4. Sustainable development
5. A new paradigm of work
6. Partnership between women and men in
all fields of endeavor
7. Non-adversarial decision-making