While the CAS PLWHIV Forum and Annual Meeting have traditionally been held consecutively in the past, with the Annual Meeting held immediately after the Forum, the format changed this year due to financial constraints. This year, our Annual Meeting will be a business meeting in a webinar format.
Though the in-person meetings have benefits which we will certainly miss, the technology of the webinar format also offers us unique advantages including the ability to participate directly from wherever we are located in the country without the cost of travelling and related inconveniences. We hope the use of webinars will increase participation in the Annual Meeting by representatives of all our member organizations and also encourage attendance to other meetings that may be held in a similar format.
The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to share information, discuss new ideas and contribute to policy development and review the future direction and priorities for the community-based HIV movement in Canada.
To this end, we request Executive Directors of CAS member organizations to attend the Annual Meeting webinar or assign a delegate who has full authority to make decisions on behalf of your organization. We look forward to engaging with each other at the meeting.
Wednesday September 20, 2017: CAS Annual Meeting: 1:30 EDT
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Please submit your registration to receive call-in details.
Attendance: 2017 Annual Meeting (AM) Delegates: CAS Member agencies in good standing may send one (1) official delegate to the AM; a delegate who has full authority to make decisions of behalf of your organization. A Member is entitled to only one (1) vote at the AM.
Registration Form: 2017-CAS-AnnualMeeting-Registration (web)
Delegate Kit will be shared with registered attendees.
Proxy Vote Form: In the event that a Member is unable to send delegates to the Annual Meeting, the Member, by means of a written proxy should appoint a proxy holder. A Member shall carry only one (1) proxy. Proxy vote form
September 2017: Members’ Regional Caucus
The Members’ Regional Caucus precedes and is an integral component of the Annual Meeting. It is open to any delegate of CAS members and associate organizations located in the relevant region. Each region would have its regional caucus by teleconference prior to the Annual Meeting webinar. Discussion topics will include regional topical matters, resolutions if any, nomination of representatives for the Resolutions Committee, nomination of regional directors if applicable, etc.
|Atlantic Region:||led by Janet MacPhee email@example.com|
|Prairie Region:||led by Michael Payne firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ontario Region:||led by Gerry Croteau email@example.com|
|Quebec Region:||led by Yanick Lefebvre firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pacific Region:||led by Vanessa West email@example.com|
Please contact your Regional Board Director for information. www.cdnaids.ca/contact-us/board-of-directors/
Nominations to the Board of Directors
Elections to vacant positions on the Board of Directors will be held during the Annual Meeting.
Board Nomination Form: 2017-Annual Meeting-CAS-Board-Nomination-Form
Positions up for election at 2017 Annual Meeting
Atlantic PLWHIV Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nominee received from 2017 Forum is Danny Clavette
Ontario PLWHIV Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nominee received from 2017 Forum is Bridget Hall
Pacific PLWHIV Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nominee received from 2017 Forum is Arlene Diane Henry
Youth PLWHIV Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nominee received from 2017 Forum is Colt Burrows
Director-at-Large (non-female) (two-year term ending in 2019) – nomination received from Greg Riehl
Quebec Regional Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nomination received from Yanick Lefebvre
Prairies Regional Director (two-year term ending in 2019) – nomination received from Jason Mercredi