Broader Public Sector Accountability
As subsidiaries of Christian Horizons International, Christian Horizons and Xeorixs Homes are bound by the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive issued by Management Board of Cabinet effective April 1, 2011. Accordingly, Christian Horizons and Xeorixs Homes adhere to the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics as follows:
Ontario Broader Public Sector (BPS) Supply Chain Code of Ethics
Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.
Accountability and Transparency
Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable. In particular, contracting and purchasing activities must be fair, transparent and conducted with a view to obtaining the best value for public money. All participants must ensure that public sector resources are used in a responsible, efficient and effective manner.
Compliance and Continuous Improvement
Individuals involved with purchasing or other Supply Chain Activities must comply with this Code of Ethics and the laws of Canada, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Individuals should continuously work to improve supply chain policies and procedures, to improve their supply chain knowledge and skill levels, and to share leading practices. Supply Chain Activities must be open and accountable.
Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive
Christian Horizons is bound by the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive issued by Management Board of Cabinet effective April 1, 2011. Accordingly, Christian Horizons has established expense rules applicable to Board Members, employees, and consultants and contractors engaged by the organization. The expense rules apply to travel, meal and hospitality expenses.
The rules are based on the following four key principles:
Christian Horizons is accountable for public funds used to reimburse travel, meal and hospitality expenses. All expenses support business objectives.
Christian Horizons is transparent to all stakeholders. The rules for incurring and reimbursing travel, meal and hospitality expenses are clear, easily understood, and available to the public.
Value for Money
Taxpayer dollars are used prudently and responsibly. Plans for travel, meals, accommodation and hospitality are necessary and economical with due regard for health and safety.
Legitimate authorized expenses incurred during the course of the business of Christian Horizons are reimbursed.
Our Approach to Executive Compensation
Executive Compensation Christian Horizons is a non-profit, Christian ministry that supports people through four organizations—Christian Horizons, CH Global, Christian Horizons Canada and Xeorixs Homes. The Christian Horizons Group has a total budget of $147 million. Our mission is carried out by over 3,400 employees in Canada, and more than 300 employees and volunteers in nine countries around the world.
Christian Horizons seeks to honour God and value people in all we do and with all our resources. These resources include the funding that Christian Horizons receives from government, foundations, partner organizations and donors. Christian Horizons believes that we are not only accountable to our funders for the use of these resources, but also to God for effective stewardship, transparency and impact.
Most of our resources are used to pay the salaries and benefits of the many dedicated employees that provide the supports and programs offered by Christian Horizons. We are committed to keeping our wages competitive within the Developmental Services and Non-Profit sectors. As well, the leaders at Christian Horizons work hard at advocating with government on behalf of our staff, ensuring that our employees have representation and input in budgetary and financial discussions.
The Chief Executive Officer of Christian Horizons receives a salary of $161,731.50. This salary was set by the board of directors after comparing compensation levels from other organizations with a similar size and focus across Canada. We believe that this level of compensation accurately reflects the scope and responsibility of the position.
We also desire to be fully in step with all requirements set out by the Canada Revenue Agency. After reviewing the travel requirements of our CEO, we concluded that a portion of this travel is considered a taxable benefit. Therefore, this past year we decided to make adjustments to the CEO compensation to address this taxable benefit. The difference in the salary amount for last year is entirely due to this tax adjustment.