CPHA is accountable to its members and good governance is a basic form of accountability. Central to CPHA’s governance is a skills-based Board of Directors that stewards the Association and guides its policy and advocacy work. CPHA’s Board of Directors is a policy governance board with a balance of pre-identified skills. This requires that Board members have expertise relevant to governance. Governance excellence requires members who can think conceptually and with a long-term perspective, and who are able to welcome a diversity of opinions.