2020 Annual General Meeting

This page contains important information on the 2020 Annual General Meeting. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

If you require more information, please contact executive.director@cda.ca or call the CDA office at (416) 255-7076.

Notice of Meeting

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Dam Association will be held as a virtual meeting on October 6, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern time.

Members will be contacted by e-mail with instructions on how to register for the meeting.

Members who are unable to attend may be represented by proxy. The proxy form is available for downloading from this webpage.

Please note that the agenda of the meeting includes two proposed amendments to CDA By-law 1.

The CDA By-law requires that members be made aware of the inclusion of by-law amendments on the Agenda of the meeting. Here is an excerpt of the relevant sections of the By-law 1:

Article X. Amendments to By-laws 

4. Notice of any amendment proposed shall be communicated to the membership with the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments prior to the vote.
5. Voting shall be at a meeting of members, or by ballot over a 30-day period. If at a meeting of members, notice of amendments must be duly set forth in the Agenda of such meeting.

The proposed amendments are presented on this webpage.

The Board of Directors looks forward to your participation at the Annual General Meeting.


Michel Dolbec,
Secretary Treasurer

Minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting

These will be presented to the 2020 Annual General Meeting for acceptance or amendment.

                                                           

Proxy Form

Proxy form
(Microsoft Word Document)

                                                           

Proposed By-law 2020

By-law 2020 - Proposed
(Adobe PDF File)

                                                           

CDA Nominations Committee report to membership


CDA's Nominations Committee is pleased to make the following report to the CDA membership.

This year, there are seven vacancies on the Board of Directors. Six of the vacancies were filled by acclamation.

At the close of the nominations period, there were two candidates for the position of Provincial Director for British Columbia: Jeremy Bruce and Mike Noseworthy. Jeremy Bruce was elected.

The following slate of candidates will be presented to the 2020 Annual General Meeting for confirmation by the membership.

Vice President

Marie-Hélène Briand

Director-at-Large - ICOLD (two years):

Michel Tremblay

Provincial Directors (two years):

- British Columbia: Jeremy Bruce
- Saskatchewan: Jody Scammell
- Manitoba: Val Yereniuk
- Nova Scotia: John Woods
- Newfoundland & Labrador: Robert Woolgar

In accordance with the CDA By-law, members at the Annual General Meeting will vote to confirm the results of the election. If rejected, nominations for any unfilled positions shall be accepted during the Annual General Meeting, and elections will be held by secret ballot after the meeting.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Executive Director Don Butcher at your earliest opportunity, executive.director@cda.ca or +1-416-255-7076.

By-law Amendments being presented to 2020 Annual General Meeting

On June 16, 2020, the Board of Directors approved two amendments to CDA By-law 1. The amendments will be presented to the 2020 Annual General Meeting for confirmation.

Amendment #1

Section 4.02 was amended by the inclusion of a new clause 3:

If the Board or the members call a meeting of members, the Board or members, as the case may be, may determine that the meeting shall be held entirely by means of a telephonic, an electronic or other communications facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.

And the renumbering of the subsequent clauses.


Purpose of the Amendment

The purpose of the amendment is to permit virtual Annual and Special Meetings of members (AGMs). The legislation that CDA is incorporated under, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation Act, requires that the Association’s by-laws must specifically include authorization to hold virtual “meetings of members” (Annual and Special general meetings).


Amendment #2

Section 5.05 was amended by the inclusion of a new clause 4:

Candidates must be members in good standing.

And the renumbering of the subsequent clauses.


Purpose of the Amendment

The By-law currently states that nominators must be members in good standing but is silent on the membership status of candidates. The purpose of this amendment is to bring consistency.


By-law Amendment Process

The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation Act requires that by-law amendments be submitted to the next “meeting of members” for confirmation, rejection or amendment. Section 152 is excerpted:

(2) The directors shall submit the by-law, amendment or repeal to the members at the next meeting of members, and the members may, by ordinary resolution, confirm, reject or amend the by-law, amendment or repeal.


CDA By-law 1, Article X, outlines CDA’s rules for by-law amendments. The key clauses are excerpted:

Article X. Amendments to By-laws

3. Amendments to the by-laws require approval by the membership subject to the Act. 
4. Notice of any amendment proposed shall be communicated to the membership with the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments prior to the vote. 
5. Voting shall be at a meeting of members, or by ballot over a 30-day period. If at a meeting of members, notice of amendments must be duly set forth in the Agenda of such meeting. 

The complete By-law as amended for approval by the membership is available on this webpage.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at your earliest opportunity.

Don Butcher, Executive Director
executive.director@cda.ca or +1-416-255-7076