Annual General Meetings

Upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM)

When: Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time – PST)
Location: Room 1600 - SFU Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3)
Call-in Details: Please join the meeting online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/830705397  | You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (647) 497-9391 | Access Code: 830-705-397 
Meeting Agenda: Download: English (PDF) | French (PDF)
3:30 – Call to Order and Welcome
3:35 – Agenda – Presentation and acceptance
         – 2017 AGM Minutes – Review and acceptance
3:40 – President’s Report
3:45 – Staff Report
3:50 – 2017 Annual Report 
4:00 – 2017 Financial Report
4:10 – Strategic Framework 
4:20 – Other Business: Discussion on developing a chapter system for the organization and network
4:30 – Election of directors (12 total seats)
  • 6 seats are not up for election this year (Directors were elected on February 26th, 2017. They will be up for election in 2019)
    • Avery Gottfried (BC), Duane Nicol (MB), Ivy McKee (ON), Loïc de Fabritus (QC), Eric St Pierre (QC), Keslyn Ayow James (Atlantic)
  • 6 seats are up for election:
    • Notes on seats:
      • Regional allocation – of the 6 open seats, 1 seat must be held for each of the following regions: AB and SK. The other 4 can be allocated to any province (to a maximum of 3 seats per province).
      • Seats are open to all members in good standing.
      • Restrictions: Directors must not have direct interest in the commercial selling or certifying of fair trade products (in accordance with the articles).
    • Candidates:
      • Current Board members interested to run again:
        • Rita Steele (BC – Fair Trade Vancouver) (Rita was appointed on July 12th, 2017, so will stand for election)
        • Erin Bird (Alberta – Fair Trade Calgary)
        • Bev Toews (Alberta – Fair Trade Olds)
      • Nominations/Interested Candidates:
        • Jana Giles (Atlantic - University of New Brunswick)
        • Eileen Chen (Ontario - Niagara College)
        • Karli Woods (Ontario)
        • Tabatha Sander (Saskatchewan - University of Regina)
    • Election process:
      • Presentations from all interested candidates will be made
      • Nominations from the floor will be heard
      • A vote will then be carried out.
4:50 – General discussion/Q&A
5:00 – Meeting Adjournment
 

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