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Annual General Meeting 2020

    June 6, 2020
    Amnesty House, 312 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa, Ontario

    Get Ready to Gather in the Spring!

    Amnesty International Canada (English Section) is pleased to announce that we will be holding the 2020 Annual General Meeting on June 6, 2020. This will be a small meeting, held in conjunction with a regular Board Meeting at the National Office in Ottawa, Ontario. The focus of the meeting will be on essential business of the organization, such as approving the Branch’s audited financial statements and appointing auditors for the next fiscal year. There will be no subsidies available for travel to this AGM, no guest speakers, workshops or special events.

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    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 8, 2020). 

    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 7, 2020). To learn more about our membership requirements and to get involved click here.

    Key Dates

    RESOLUTION DEADLINE: March 8, 2020

    OFFICIAL NOTICE TO MEMBERS: April 7, 2020

    MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE: May 7, 2020

    STANDARD AGM REGISTRATION DEADLINE May 20th, 2020

    AGM IN OTTAWA: June 6, 2020

    Agenda

    Please check back later. 

    Program

    The AGM program 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 2020. 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 2020, please click here.

    Please note that this is a volunteer position.

    Amnesty 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 2020 annual general meeting using an anti-oppression lens.  Read More...