who should we ask?

Who Should We Ask?

You should ask people you can trust, who have the same values as you, and who care about your loved one, or are committed to getting to know your loved one.

  • Person at the centre
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Aunts & uncles
  • Cousins
  • Friends of the family
  • People who have worked with the person and bonded with them, or shown a keen interest in their life
  • People the individual meets on a daily basis and are interested in them
  • Current staff from the agency or school that supports the person

It is not necessary that board members have expertise in a specific area of disability or support services; these can be learned or purchased from others. The important gifts that Microboard members bring to the society is their relationship, knowledge of, and commitment to the person.

  • Minimum of 5 board members
  • Maximum of 11 board members
  • 5 to 8 people keeps it personal, yet dynamic

If the Microboard is going to access funding, someone who is paid directly by the Microboard cannot sit on that board. We consider this a conflict of interest that is just too difficult to manage.