2021 Annual General Meeting

June 23, 2021

via Zoom
6:00 pm


The BCCLA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an opportunity to hear highlights of the Association’s work over the past year and our key priorities into the months ahead. We will also conduct usual AGM business and announce our new Board members. The evening will be followed by a panel discussion on Civil Liberties and COVID-19. Stay tuned for an announcement of our speakers!

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST

Where: Virtually via Zoom. Details will be provided after registration. All members will receive an RSVP link by email or mail.

RSVPs close on June 20th.

Live captioning provided. ASL to be announced.


Please note that this year’s AGM is only open to members, and all members are welcome. Only members in good standing who joined before May 8, 2021 will be able to vote in the business portion of the meeting.

If you would like to renew your membership, you can do so here. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact us at [email protected] or 604-630-9757.

Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

The BCCLA invites its members to nominate candidates for election to the Board of Directors. BCCLA Directors are deeply committed to our mandate to preserve, defend, maintain, and extend civil liberties and human rights in Canada.

The call for nominations for the Board from the membership is open from Saturday, April 24, 2021 until Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm Pacific time. There are currently 11 seats available on the BCCLA Board of Directors.

If you, or another member you know, is a champion for civil liberties and human rights, and has the experience, skills, and background to make an effective contribution to the governance of the BCCLA, please consider nominating them for our Board of Directors.

We encourage nominations from a diverse range of individuals and communities.

Download our Board Recruitment Package here to learn more about roles and responsibilities of the BCCLA Board of Directors, and the scope of current substantive work undertaken by the BCCLA.

To submit a nomination, a completed nomination form must be sent by email to [email protected] or mailed to the attention of Jessi McCallum at the BCCLA office (306 – 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1X5).

All applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm PST on May 8, 2021.

Learn more about the board nomination and election process and/or nominate a candidate here. 


This year, voting for the BCCLA Board of Directors will take place online prior to the BCCLA’s AGM. The period for voting will be from Sunday, June 6, 2021 through to Sunday, June 20, 2021. Voting will end on June 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. If there are no contested seats, all eligible candidates will be elected by acclamation.

If there is a tie, only members in attendance at Annual General Meeting will be able to participate in any tie-breaking votes. The voting will be conducted using an anonymous poll function on Zoom.

Bylaw Amendments Presented to the Members for Approval

During this year’s AGM, we will present Bylaw Amendments to the members for approval.

Click here to see the proposed revisions to sections 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 2.10, 3.2, 3.4, and 6.2 of the Bylaws of the Society