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Volunteer Opportunity for Members Resolutions Committee

    To: Council of Canadians Chapters & Members
    From: Council of Canadians Board


    The Council of Canadians is inviting expression of interests from members to serve on the Resolutions Committee.


    The Resolutions Committee will include five (5) individuals, who will each be appointed for two-year renewable terms:

    • Three (3) members of the Board of Directors (Note: these positions have been appointed: Joey Hartman, Deedee Sly and David Condon); and
    • Two (2) additional Council of Canadians members selected from applicants who submit a completed “Resolutions Committee Expression of Interest Form” (attached) by the deadline, at least one (1) of whom must be an active member of a chapter.

    To the degree possible, the composition will reflect the full diversity of the Council and be based on demonstrated capacity in the criteria outlined on the expression of interest form. 


    • November 16, 2022 – Application deadline
    • November 17-27, 2022 – Council of Canadians Executive Committee to review applications and prepare recommendation to full board.
    • November 28, 2022 – Board confirms 2 additional members of the Resolutions Committee for 2-year appointments.
    • December 2022 – Resolutions Committee begins work to oversee 2023 resolutions process in accordance with mandate (see below)
    • April 28, 2023 – Deadline for resolutions to be sent to Council members in the Annual Members Meeting notice package
    • June 17, 2023 – AMM where resolutions are voted on
    • Following June 17, 2023 – Resolutions Committee to debrief and determine process for the 2024 AMM

    MANDATE: Resolutions Committee

    The following Chapter Task Force recommendation was adopted by a special membership meeting held February 28, 2021:

    That the Council change the resolutions process to ensure chapter agency and follow up. This should include the following actions: 

    1. Creating a standing resolutions committee that includes an active member of a chapter
    2. Creating categories for the submission of resolutions, determining the number of resolutions that can be dealt with at an AMM and creating a procedure for members to rank the resolutions prior to the AMM to determine those that are brought forward.
    3. Within two months of a resolution being passed at the AMM, or by the board as an emergency resolution, Council staff and the mover will meet to create a plan to implement the resolution.
    4. Post-deadline emergency resolutions at the AMM and submission of resolutions to the Board between AMMs would remain unchanged.

    Please ensure that this information is shared with those who might be interested, and who would contribute the skills, experience, expertise and diversity that would ensure strong outcomes.

    John Cartwright

    DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time