As the deadline for in-person registration and attendance approaches on August 29th we want to remind all members of the option to attend the Open Forum and AGM virtually. The open forum will be held Tuesday September 13th at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and gives members the opportunity to raise and discuss any topic they wish behind closed doors. The session will once again be hosted by Rob MacDonald and Kevin Lonsdale. Industry stakeholders and other Board members will not be in attendance, so it is a great opportunity to discuss whatever concerns members and the Association openly and bluntly.

The most important session of the convention is the Annual General meeting. In the last two years we have successfully held the AGM virtually and for the first time will be holding it in a hybrid form where members have the option to attend in person or virtually. This year the AGM will be held Tuesday September 13th at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

During the AGM we will update the membership on the financial affairs of the Association, Education Program Update, Insurance Program Update, and other matters that affect all members.

Elections will be held for the following officers, President and three National Directors. The incoming President and members that are elected to the Board will have two (2) year terms.

Per CNAREA By-Laws, on August 10 we posted the proposed By-Law changes that will be voted on by members at this year’s AGM. Changes to Bylaws can also be proposed by members “from the floor” during the AGM. Eligible members attending either in person or virtually will be voting via the services of Data On The Spot Inc. and Simply Voting Software that specialize in AGM’s and elections for Non-Profit Associations. As a reminder 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.

We strongly encourage all members to participate in the affairs of the association and having the opportunity to attend the Open Forum and the AGM virtually is a convenient way to do that. Registration for in-person and virtual events is available at, Member Log in: Members Only: Meetings & Announcements: Convention & AGM: 2022 Convention & AGM Homepage.

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.