2023 Conference and AGM Announcement

As many of you know the 2023 Conference and AGM will be take place from September 20th – 22nd at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

As with previous conferences we will be conducting the Annual General Meeting which will take place Thursday September 21, 2023, at 1:00 PM EST. Members will have the opportunity to receive updates on the affairs of the association, vote on any proposed changes to the association’s By-Laws, and vote for members that are running for seats on the board of directors. This year’s election will be for four (4) Director seats; three (3) for a two-year term and one (1) for a one-year term. As a reminder Section 3-5 of the CNAREA By-Laws states that “The President of CNAREA shall be elected at an annual general meeting of the association. Only a duly elected, present member of the current board of directors is eligible to become President.” The next election for President will be at the AGM in 2024, as such only those on this upcoming board of directors will be eligible to run for President.

Designated members who are members in good standing are eligible to vote in the elections, nominate, and provide their proxy should they not be able to attend in person or virtually. Section 9-7 of the CNAREA By-Laws states; “All voting members shall be permitted to vote by proxy authorized to another voting member. All authorizations of proxy votes must be in writing and be signed by the voting member giving their voting right to another member. Any voting member may hold up to a maximum limit of three (3) proxies and may vote those proxies on any single issue.”

We will once again use the services of Data On The Spot Inc. and Simply Voting Software that specialize in AGM’s and elections for Non-Profit Associations.
Registration to attend the Conference and AGM in person or virtually, nominations for board of directors, and notification of voting by proxy are available at cnarea.ca.

An updated schedule of events is included with this announcement. We are looking forward to meeting members in person but continue to stress that participation is key to the operation of any successful association, and we encourage all of you to participate in this year’s AGM virtually if you cannot attend in person.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Lonsdale at 1.888.399.3366 ext. 3 or Amanda Eigenbrood at 1.888.399.3366 ext. 1.