Annual General Meeting

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2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the owner and operator of the CanadaGAP® Program, will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 starting at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Call for Nominations for Board of Directors:
Location:
Canadian Pork Council – Boardroom
220 Laurier Ave. W, #900
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5Z9

Participation will also be offered by phone/web presentation
  • The call-in number is 1-866-398-2885, passcode: 398160. Internet access is required for those who wish to participate in voting.
  • Instructions will be sent to those who register for the web presentation. Use the registration form to sign up.
Hotel: If you require hotel accommodations, a block of rooms is available at a nearby hotel:

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street, Ottawa, K1P 5G2
Rate: $219 per night

Reservations: Please complete the hotel reservation form available here.     
Reservation cut-off date to receive preferred rate: November 3

Registration:

Please complete the AGM Participation Form and return to the CanadaGAP Office by November 3.

Let us know if you plan to attend in person, participate by phone/web presentation, or appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

Registration is free.

Each company or Group enrolled in CanadaGAP may identify one voting delegate for the AGM. This could be the person responsible for the operation, or the Group’s manager/coordinator. It could also be an appointed proxy who will vote on behalf of the company or Group.

An individual may be appointed as proxy by more than one company or Group.

If a member wishes to change their voting delegate or appointed proxy, they may do so by resubmitting the Participation Form, appropriately signed and dated.

Election of Directors:

Four director positions are up for election at the 2017 AGM. An open call for nominations was issued in June and nominations were accepted until August 31, 2017.

A Nominations Committee has recommended a shortlist of four candidates. Members can vote in advance on-line or by returning the voting ballot by mail. Deadline is November 3, 2017.

Click here for the candidates’ biographies.

Voting Policy:
  • To be eligible to vote in the election, members must have their account with CanadaGAP in good standing and must have signed the membership agreement with CanAgPlus. (If in doubt, please confirm with CanadaGAP at [email protected] or 613-829-4711).
  • Member voting is optional. Those who do not wish to participate may opt out.  
  • If a company or Group enrolled in CanadaGAP is not sending a delegate to the meeting or appointing a proxy to vote on their behalf, they may still vote in advance on-line or by mailed-in ballot.
  • Members will receive paper ballots by mail or can vote on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BOARD2017CANAGPLUS. The deadline for advance voting is November 3, 2017.
  • Voters must identify themselves in order for their ballot to be validated. The following will be confirmed:
  • Once confirmed, identifying information will be separated from your ballot. Ballots will be treated as anonymous and only the results tallied for presentation at the AGM.
  • The Voting Policy and Procedures for the AGM are available here.
Agenda:

The following business is to be transacted at the AGM:
  • Presentation of the 2016-2017 Financial Statements       
  • Adoption of Minutes from 2016 AGM     
  • Appointment of the Public Accountant      
  • Annual Report     
  • Election of four directors   
  • Resolutions

Resolutions:

CanadaGAP program participants are encouraged to review the res
olution, which will be discussed and voted on December 6, 2017 at the Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP Program.

Resolutions can be submitted by CanAgPlus members in advance of the AGM. The submission deadline was October 2. The resolution was then reviewed for compliance with the CanAgPlus Resolution Policy and approved by the Resolutions Committee.

 

Sponsors:

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the AGM. If you’re interested in becoming an event sponsor, please contact CanadaGAP at 613-829-4711 or email: [email protected].