Who can sit on a Vela Microboard?
Family, friends, and acquaintances who are committed to knowing the person and to having a reciprocal relationship with them. Relationships are the most important component of a Vela Microboard. It is not necessary that Microboard members have expertise in a specific area of disability or support services. The important gifts that Microboard members bring to their society is their relationship, knowledge of, and commitment to the person. The service skills can be learned or purchased from others.
In British Columbia, to satisfy legal
requirements of the provincial Societies Act a minimum of five people are
required to incorporate the Microboard. The person for whom the board is
established may sit on their own Microboard and can be counted as one of the
five members. Too many people on a Microboard can lead to it becoming
bureaucratic and become too difficult to manage. As a rule, five to seven
people keep it dynamic and personal. However, the number of members is
ultimately a decision that should be made by the individual and their personal