Governance

Governance

Solaris Cancer Care is a registered charitable organisation founded in 2001, the organisation became a Foundation in 2005, it is governed by a constitution administered by a Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.

Solaris Cancer Care is continually reviewing and updating its policies and procedures to ensure a high level of compliance across all areas of the organisation. The financial system and processes are audited by a firm of external auditors each year thereby ensuring financial compliance and transparency is maintained and  in line with Australian Accounting standards.

Solaris Cancer Care is the trading name for SolarisCare Foundation.  Solaris Cancer Care is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission Act 2012.

Ultimate responsibility for the governance of the company rests with the Board of Directors.

Other than the Managing Director, all Board Members are Non-Executive Directors, and no director fees are paid to Directors for their service.  The constitution requires the Board to have at least 5 Directors and no more than 9 Directors.

Our stakeholders

Solaris Cancer Care has many stakeholders including cancer patients and their carers, cancer professionals, our peers, corporate partners, staff, volunteers, government and the wider community.

Ethical standards and code of conduct

Board members, senior executives, staff and volunteers are expected to comply with relevant laws and the company’s codes of conduct.  We are expected to act with care, compassion, respect and for the greater community at all times in all their dealings in pursuing the organisation’s mission.

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Our Vision

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Solaris Cancer Care is to be recognised as the leaders in providing proven quality of life care for cancer patients and their carers.

Our Values

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Care: To always help and comfort others in a supportive environment is essential to the physical and psychological well being of all individuals.

Empowerment:  Creating strength through knowledge and support.

Compassion: Be empathetic to others who seek comfort to alleviate the pain and distress of cancer.

Respect: We will act in a respectful manner to all who associate with us.

Community:  Working together to achieve our common goals.

Our Mission

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In a nurturing environment provide access to:

  • safe and supervised complementary therapies,
  • a reliable information service,
  • qualitative and quantitative research,
  • support and personalised care
  • through our highly skilled volunteer and staff network whilst embracing mainstream medical treatments.

We will achieve this with the continued support of our key stakeholders, sponsors, donors and supporters.