Previous Annual General Meetings

CanAgPlus, the not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP® Program, holds an Annual General Meeting each year.

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the owner and operator of the CanadaGAP® Program, will be held on Wednesday, December 2 online at 1:00 p.m. EST.

General information on past AGMs is available on our past AGMs page. If you would like to see minutes or financial statements, you must be a member of CanAgPlus, as those documents are available on the Members Only section of our website. If you do not know the log in information, please contact the CanadaGAP office.

The following business is generally transacted at the AGM:

  • Presentation of the previous year’s Financial Statements
  • Adoption of Minutes from previous AGM
  • Appointment of the Public Accountant
  • Presentation of the Annual Report
  • Election of directors
  • Resolutions

For more information and policies that apply for the CanAgPlus AGM, please click on the following topics below.

  • Please register in advance if you wish to attend the AGM. Please complete the AGM Participation Form and return to the CanadaGAP Office by  November 13.
  • 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.
  • Four director positions are up for election at the 2020 AGM. An open call for nominations was issued in June and nominations were accepted until August 31, 2020.
  • 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 13, 2020.
  • Click here for the candidates’ biographies.
  • 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 info@canadagap.ca 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 participating in the AGM themselves or by proxy, they may still vote in the election of directors in advance of the meeting.
  • Members can vote by mail or vote on-line by November 13, 2020.
  • Voters must identify themselves in order for their ballot to be validated. The following will be confirmed:
    • that you are a member in good standing of CanAgPlus
    • that only one ballot has been cast in your company/Group’s name
    • that your ballot is correctly weighted according to your enrolment option.
  • 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.

Click here for a complete agenda.

CanadaGAP program participants are encouraged to review the resolutions, which will be discussed and voted on December 2 at the Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus.

There are two types of resolutions: ordinary resolutions and special resolutions. Members have two ordinary resolutions, and one special resolution for this year.

CanAgPlus members are able to submit resolutions in advance of the AGM. The submission deadline for this year’s AGM was October 1. The two ordinary resolutions were received, and then reviewed for compliance with the CanAgPlus AGM Resolutions Policy and approved by the Resolutions Committee.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the AGM. If you’re interested in becoming an event sponsor, contact CanadaGAP by calling 613-829-4711 or emailing info@canadagap.ca

October 19th, 2020 at 01:37 pm