The BCCLA’s 2022 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 Know Your Rights Workshop led by BCCLA staff.
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm PST
Know Your Rights Workshop: 7:00pm – 8:30 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 13th.
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 March 15, 2022 will be able to vote in the business portion of the meeting.
Board of Directors
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 Friday, April 15, 2022 until Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm Pacific time. There are currently 6 seats available on the BCCLA Board of Directors, with 5 incumbents seeking re-election.
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. We also encourage nominations from all regions of the province. Directors are not required to be residents in BC’s Lower Mainland, as we facilitate distance participation in board meetings. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, you can view our Nomination Form or contact us and we will mail you a hard copy.
This year, voting for the BCCLA Board of Directors will take place online prior to the BCCLA’s AGM. The period for voting will begin Friday, May 27, 2022 and will end on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. If there are no contested seats, all eligible candidates will be elected by acclamation.
Bylaw Amendments Presented to the Members for Approval
During this year’s AGM, we will present Bylaw Amendments to the members for approval.
SPECIAL RESOLUTION: Revisions to sections 7.4 of the Bylaws of the Society be decided by special resolution to be approved by the membership as follows:
PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES
7.4 Composition of Board:
The Board will be composed of a minimum of fifteen (15) eleven (11) and a maximum of twenty four (24) fifteen (15) Directors, such the exact number to be determined by Board Resolution from time to time, each of whom will be elected or appointed in accordance with these Bylaws.