Broader Public Sector (BPS) Accountability

Procurement and Expenses Directive

In 2011, the Ontario Government issued two directives designated to all Broader Public Sector (BPS) organizations — a Procurement Directive and an Expenses Directive. BPS organizations are publicly funded organizations that receive operational funding from the Ontario Government. Family and Children’s Services Niagara is a BPS organization.

The purpose of the Procurement Directive is:

  • To ensure that publicly funded goods and services, including construction, consulting services, and information technology are acquired by BPS organizations through a process that is open, fair, and transparent;
  • To outline responsibilities of BPS organizations throughout each stage of the procurement process; and
  • To ensure that procurement processes are managed consistently throughout the Broader Public Sector.

Our Procurement Policy is posted here.

The Children’s Aid Society of the Niagara Region utilizes contract and procurement services through a shared service with Mohawk Medbuy. As a result, some Society procurement activity will be facilitated by Mohawk Medbuy. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mark Deleo, Manager of Sourcing & Transition for Mohawk Medbuy at

Our BPS Supply Chain Code of Ethics is posted here.

The purpose of the Expenses Directive is:

  • To outline the expense rules for the following individuals making an expense claim: Employees, Board Members, Foster Caregivers, Volunteers and Consultants and Contractors engaged by the Society.

Our Expenses Policy is posted here

Our Perquisites Policy is posted here

Executive Level Staff and Board Travel Expenses

Effective April 1, 2016, policy directive CW 001-16 issued under s. 20.1 of the Child and Family Services Act requires all children’s aid societies to post year-end audited actual travel expenses incurred by executive-level staff on their websites on an annual basis.

These Travel Expenses can be viewed here.

Our Annual Summary of Perquisites received by staff can be seen here.

BPS Business Documents Directive

Effective January 1, 2016, the BPS Business Documents Directive outlines requirements for designated BPS organizations to post business plans and other business and financial documents to their public website. The Directive applies to all designated BPS organizations, as defined under the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010.

The Directive is intended to provide the public with a means to understand the business objectives and overall operations of these organizations, and to bring consistency and transparency across designated BPS organizations.

We invite you to review our Business Documents through the following links:

Strategic Plan

Annual Report