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Virtual Annual General Meeting 2020

    June 6, 2020
    Virtual Annual General Meeting

    The 2020 Amnesty International Canadian Section (English Speaking) AGM will be hosted online on Saturday, June 6 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More detailed information such as the agenda and how members will be able to join and participate will be sent out to registrants prior to the meeting.

    As the world, including Canada, continues to come to grips with the pandemic and its enormous scale, rapid development and human impacts, our hearts go out to all who have been affected.  At AICS(ES) and indeed for our entire global movement, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and well-being of our members, volunteers, staff and partners while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health authorities and government leaders as they work to contain the spread of this virus. It is through that lens that we will continue to make decisions informed by the latest science-based information while being guided by our vision, mission and values.  

    As originally planned every second year, this will be a small meeting, held in conjunction with a regular Board meeting. The focus of the AGM will be on essential organizational business, such as approving the Branch’s audited financial statements, appointing the auditor for the next fiscal year and the important work of electing Board members and discussing any motions that have been put forward. There will be no in-person component to this AGM, no guest speakers, workshops or special events.

    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 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: April 28, 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

    Nominations are now closed. Please click here to see a full list of candidates

    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...