Finance Team

The primary duty is to monitor the committee’s finances by:

  • developing a budget
  • maintaining the budget
  • ensuring expenses supports the mandate of the DWC Consultative Committee
  • fundraising to cover the DWC Consultative Committee’s expenses

Revenue sources and timeframe:

  • Membership Fees (more information to come soon)
  • CRTC Cost-Recovery (if approved) – unpredictable, can be 6 to 13 months turnaround time from cost application to the approved result of the application. Costs can vary and depend on the cost analysis process by CRTC. Nothing is guaranteed.
  • Once Cost Application is approved by a CRTC published TRO – Telecom Regulatory Order, the DWCC immediately:
    • gives 10% to CAD-ASC for administrative fees
    • pays for contracted services for the specific proceeding
    • puts aside 10% for DWCC’s administrative costs
    • puts aside another 5,000 for translation fees (French and LSQ)
  • Fundraising activities – anytime
  • Donation via link to CAD-ASC website – anytime

Expenses:

  • the costs of web hosting and domain reservation of deafwireless.ca
  • the costs of running surveys online (no, it’s not free to retain data)
  • DropBox fee to allow for the storage of videos for video editors (for a limited time)
  • Monthly Google Suite fees for e-mail and document management
  • travel expenses (flight, accommodation, transportation and meals) for attending CRTC hearing, and for consultative meetings (CWTA, etc.)
  • Emergency fees to support the team in its DDBHH representative roles
  • printing, photocopying, office supplies, ie. binders, highlighters
  • professional fees:
    • french translations, captioning
    • ASL and LSQ talent (or Deaf Interpreters) for videos
    • Video editing
  • honorarium fees – fees
  • Attendance at related conferences: Canada’s Communications Policy and Law Conferences, WFD Congress 2019, TDI Conference 2017 and 2019, M-Enabling Conference 2020, NENA Conference 2020

What happens to DWCC funds after the mandate and the goals are met?

This topic is in discussion with the CAD-ASC on future use that supports a clause for the Deaf or an activity promoting the development of Deaf Youth.  Examples:  to support one or two Deaf individuals to attend WFDYS in 2019 or even, funds to support establishing another telecommunications ad-hoc committee.

The Finance Team:

  • Darryl Hackett, Treasurer
  • Jeffrey Beatty, Assistant Treasurer
  • Lisa Anderson-Kellett, Chairperson
  • Elliott Richman, Vice Chair

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