Feedback and Consultation
Christian Horizons will invite feedback on specific projects and initiatives periodically.
As working groups and committees are established, efforts will be made to acquire wide representation to inform the process (e.g., where appropriate, committees may include persons supported, support workers, managers).
In addition, appropriate consultation from people supported, families, employees and other stakeholders is sought in the development of strategic plans, training, and policies.
When necessary, consultation sessions will be held in local communities to encourage people to attend and participate.
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 January 1, 2020. Accordingly, Christian Horizons and Xeorixs Homes adhere to the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics as seen below:
Goal: To ensure an ethical, professional and accountable BPS supply chain.
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.
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.
Individuals involved with Supply Chain Activities must act, and be seen to act, with integrity and professionalism. Honesty, care and due diligence must be integral to all Supply Chain Activities within and between BPS organizations, suppliers and other stakeholders. Respect must be demonstrated for each other and for the environment. Confidential information must be safeguarded. Participants must not engage in any activity that may create, or appear to create, a conflict of interest, such as accepting gifts or favours, providing preferential treatment, or publicly endorsing suppliers or products.
Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive
Christian Horizons is bound by the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive issued by Management Board of Cabinet effective January 1, 2020. 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 below four key principles.
Christian Horizons is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. Christian Horizons has appointed a Personal Information Compliance Officer who is responsible to ensure that Christian Horizons complies with its privacy obligations in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
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.
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
Christian Horizons is a non-profit, Christian ministry that supports people through four organizations – Christian Horizons, Christian Horizons Global, Christian Horizons Canada and Xeorixs Homes. The Christian Horizons Group has a total budget of $198 million. Our mission is carried out by over 3,500 employees in Canada, and many 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 the 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 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 the 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 $201,403 and taxable benefits of $14,058. This salary was set by the Board of Directors after comparing compensation levels from other organizations with a similar size and focus across Canada. The Board of Directors believes that this level of compensation accurately reflects the scope and responsibility of the position.
It is our commitment to be transparent with the resources entrusted to this organization. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with the Executive Office at 1-888-662-6603.
*updated April 2021
Broader Public Sector Business Documents Directive
In commitment to transparency and accountability, Christian Horizons adheres to the Broader Public Sector Business Documents Directive. This directive requires organizations that are funded by the Ontario government to publicly share business documents that detail an organization’s mandate and strategic direction, current and future programs, and performance measures and targets.