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Annual General Meeting 2019

    May 31 - June 2, 2019
    89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario

    Click here to register now

    Get Ready to Gather in Toronto This Spring!

    Toronto is hosting the 2019 Amnesty International Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) from Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2. The AGM is an opportunity for members and activists to come together and inspire one another, to learn about each other’s efforts and campaigns, to share stories and experiences, and to listen and participate in our sessions and panels. 

    The AGM is also Amnesty Canada’s highest decision-making body and a place where important governance work happens, including electing our National Board and voting on resolutions that guide the nature and substance of our work.  Throughout the weekend, you will meet and interact with individuals and groups from across Canada who share your commitment to human rights, and make important decisions involving our work. We hope that you leave the AGM with new skills, inspiring stories, and a refreshed sense of hope and determination. 

    Interested in running for the Board? Click here to learn more >>

    Members have the right to bring forward and vote on resolutions that give direction to the Branch’s work. All resolutions must be submitted 90 days prior to the AGM (March 2, 2019). 

    All members in good standing will be given official notice of the AGM 60 days before the meeting. In order to vote at the AGM or in online elections, you must be a member 30 days before the AGM (May 1, 2019). To learn more about our membership requirements and to get involved click here.

    Every second year, Amnesty members gather for a large AGM which is the highest decision-making forum for our Branch.

    Key Dates

    RESOLUTION DEADLINE: March 2, 2019

    SUBSIDY APPLICATION DEADLINE March 29th, 2019

    OFFICIAL NOTICE TO MEMBERS: April 1, 2019

    PAID BY BRANCH AGM REGISTRATION April 24th, 2019

    MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

    STANDARD AGM REGISTRATION DEADLINE May 20th, 2019 

    AGM IN TORONTO: May 31 - June 2, 2019

    Subsidies

    Community groups, and youth and student groups, are encouraged to continue to subsidize their members’ attendance at AGMs as much as their finances allow.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a member/supporterof the Branch at the time of their application. Subsidy application deadline is Midnight March 29th ,2019

    To download the subsidy application click here

    Accommodations

    Accommodations are at 89 Chestnut Street Toronto. You can reserve your room by the hotel directly at Call us at (416) 977-0707 ext. 0 or email us at frontdesk.chestnut@utoronto.ca and mentioning Amnesty International or for more information click here. A block of rooms has been reserved for May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019. 2019.

    Agenda

    The AGM agenda will be available soon, be sure to check back for updates.

    Please note: This is a draft Agenda and is subject to change.

    Program

    The AGM program will be available soon, be sure to check back for updates.

    Speaker Bios

    The speakers list and bios will be available soon; be sure to check back for updates.

    Resolutions

    Resolutions must be submitted 90 days before the Annual General Meeting according to our bylaws. Only members are eligible to move and second resolutions, run for election, nominate candidates and vote.  Membership must be current for 30 days prior to the AGM in order to be eligible to vote on resolutions and participate in other governance activities. To learn more about Amnesty membership and how to update your status to allow for participation in governance activities, go to amnesty.ca/members.

    To find out more about submitting resolutions click here.

    Board Nominations

    Board Call for Nominations

    We are seeking nominations for the Amnesty Canada Board for 2019. Amnesty International Canada needs new Board members to do the governance work that keeps the organization healthy and able to carry out its human rights work. We are looking for people with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. If you, or someone you know, would like to consider being nominated to the Board in 2019, please click here.

    Please note that this is a volunteer position.

    Volunteering

    We need your help!

    Amnesty International is looking for volunteers for our 2019 AGM in Toronto ON at 89 Chestnut. From May 30 to June 2nd. “The AGM is an opportunity for members and activists to come together and inspire one another, to learn about each other’s efforts and campaigns, to share stories and experiences, and to listen and participate in our sessions and panels. The AGM is also Amnesty Canada’s highest decision-making body and a place where important governance work happens, including electing our National Board and voting on resolutions that guide the nature and substance of our work. Throughout the weekend, you will meet and interact with individuals and groups from across Canada who share your commitment to human rights, and make important decisions involving our work. We hope that you leave the AGM with new skills, inspiring stories, and a refreshed sense of hope and determination.”

    You are welcome to apply to fulfill several roles during the AGM.  Please click here for a description of volunteer roles and click here to apply. 

    For more information about the 2019 Annual General Meeting, please contact: agmcoordinator@amnesty.ca

    Amnesty International Canada AGM Inclusivity and Accessibility Statement

    As an organization committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Amnesty International Canada strives to organize events that are a safe, welcoming, and accessible space for every person who chooses to participate.

     We recognize that the format, content, and organizing model of many annual general meetings—including our own—create barriers to meaningful inclusion.

    We recognize and commit to dismantling the multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination which make our annual general meetings inaccessible to some of our supporters. We commit to organizing our 2019 annual general meeting using an anti-oppression lens.  Read More...

    Amnesty Canada’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on June 2, 2018 in Ottawa ON. Since this was a small meeting, held in conjunction with a regular Board Meeting at the National Office (with a focus on essential business of the organization, such as approving the Branch’s audited financial statements and appointing auditors for the next fiscal year) a video was shared with delegates and is available to all that reviews Amnesty's successes and challenges of the past year. 

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