Glossary of Definitions

April 20, 2022

Ifarada: Centre for Excellence is guided by policies that support the organization from governance to operational. Review the following definitions and references.

  • Anti-oppressive
  • Anti-Black racism
  • Authority
  • Black
  • Board
  • Community
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Executive Director
  • Holistic
  • Indigenous
  • Mission
  • Mission statement
  • Officer
  • Organization
  • Products
  • Racialized
  • Social determinants of Health
  • Staff
  • Stakeholders



refers to the power or right to do something.


refers to the group of people who support and guide the Executive Director, and represent Ifarada in the community.


refers to the key stakeholders; professionals, service users, partners, and funders who may access or promote Ifarada and its work in the community.

Conflict of Interest

refers to any situation in which a personal or affiliated interest or relationship, impairs the ability of a Director to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a Director in an actual, potential or perceived manner. Potential areas of Conflict of Interest could include pecuniary or financial interest – when the Director (or his/her Associates) stands to gain by that decision, either in the form of money, gifts, favours, gratuities or other special considerations; in addition, a Director shall be in a conflict of interest where he/she makes or attempts to make any profit or financial gain as a result of exploiting his/her relationship with the Organization. Second, undue influence – interests that impede the Director in his/her duty to promote the best interest of the Organization. Specifically this could include benefit to the director individually or by virtue of his/her affiliation with any particular agencies, companies and organizations, professional groups, or as a client from a particular demographic, geographic, political, socio-economic, cultural or other group, and adverse interest – occurs when a Director is a party to a claim, application or proceeding against the Organization.


Diversity at Ifarada is reflected in the following areas:

  • Service delivery – reflecting and respecting the varied cultural, social, and economic characteristics of clients and staff;
  • Environment – identifying, challenging, and/or eliminating systemic and individual barriers to participation and inclusion; and
  • Organizational Context – setting conditions which reflect the variety and range of differences, and perspective.

Executive Director

refers to the person delegated by the Board to operate the Agency. Mission refers to the reason for existence of Ifarada: Centre for Excellence (i.e. the results it desires to produce).

Mission Statement

is a written and confirmed statement that demonstrates how the organization will fulfill its mission, and guide their work within the community. Office refers to particular members of the Board chosen to fulfil specific duties in furthering and enhancing the work of the Board.


refers to the administrative and functional structure set up to achieve Ifarada: Centre for Excellence’s mission.


refers to the benefits to be produced (intervention and support, knowledge, housing, compassion and life skills) as a result of the Ifarada: Centre Staff refer to all individuals gainfully employed at Ifarada: Centre for Excellence who are under the authority of the Executive Director.


refers to all those who have any connection with Ifarada: Centre for Excellence or those that have an interest in any decision or activity of an organization. Stakeholder include but are not limited to clients, family members, employees, funders, volunteers, community partners, and donors.