Executive Succession Planning – Governance and Organizational Review
December 19, 2019
The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the services of a Consulting Firm (‘Firm’) to assist in the completion of a comprehensive Executive Succession Planning Project including a Governance and Organizational Review. The review is to involve an analysis of the governance and organizational structure in relation to system, departmental and staff responsibilities and workload. The review requires the identification of options and development of recommendations that will ensure efficiency and effectiveness in meeting current and anticipated (5-10 years) service delivery requirements and to provide for implementation of strategic priorities.
It is understood that the information in the RFP is a combined Statement of Qualifications (Qualifications) and a Price Proposal (Proposal) and shall be the general basis for the selection of a Firm to provide this professional service and study.
The OFIFC expects to select the highest scoring Firm based on a structured scoring evaluation. The scoring evaluation (Section 7 and Table 1) shall consider each Firm’s ability to perform the required service, experience, approach to the project, the personnel assigned to the actual project work, the costs of the project, the time period in which the project will be completed, the reference checks and the clarity of the submission, in relation to the scoring matrix.
Founded in 1971, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) works to support, advocate for, and build the capacity of 29 member Friendship Centres across Ontario.
Emerging from a nation-wide, grass-roots movement that begun in the 1950s, Friendship Centres are community hubs where Indigenous people living in towns, cities, and urban centres can access culturally-based and culturally-appropriate programs and services every day. Today, Friendship Centres are dynamic hubs of economic and social convergence that create space for Indigenous communities to thrive. Friendship Centres are idea incubators for young Indigenous people attaining their education and employment goals. They are safe havens for Indigenous community members, across the life cycle, who require wrap-around from different programs supports.
The OFIFC is the largest urban Indigenous service network in the province supporting this vibrant, diverse, and quickly-growing population through programs and initiatives that span justice, health, family support, long-term care, healing and wellness, employment and training, education, research, and more.
In Ontario, more than 84 per cent of Indigenous people have been identified to be living in urban communities and the OFIFC, member Friendship Centres and Delivery sites, administers over 26 programs and services to the urban Indigenous community in the province.
Friendship Centres receive their mandate from their communities, and they are inclusive of all Indigenous people – First Nation, Status/Non-Status, Métis, Inuit, and those who self-identify as Indigenous.
Learn more about the work the OFIFC does to support Friendship Centres at www.ofifc.org.
The OFIFC has experienced consistent long-term direction and leadership. The organization is five (5) years from completing its second 20-year strategic plan. The current Executive Director has served in this position for 41 consecutive years and is planning for retirement.
The OFIFC governance structure includes a 16-member volunteer Board of Directors. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors has been assigned the responsibility to address the plan for transition and is seeking advice on structure, timing, and the support required to ensure an efficient and effective process.