2019 Annual General Meeting
Join us for our AGM on Tuesday, March 26 at the Cadillac Lounge.
This is a members-only event: join now, or at the door.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (please note the date change)
Time: Registration begins at 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.
Location: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W,)
6:00 Registration, Meet and greet with our Board of Director candidates
6:30 Meeting opens
6:40 Board of Director elections
7:10 Presentation of Annual Report
7:25 Dutch Auction
7:45 Presentation and Q&A with Susan Manwaring of Miller Thomson LLP
8:15 Vote on resolutions
8:30 Financial update and approval of financial report services
8:55 Election and vote results announced
9:00 Meeting adjourns. Stick around for socializing and fun!
Our 2018 Annual Report is online! From building support to accelerate the Cycling Network Plan, to coordinating our biggest Bike Month yet, to offering workshops to residents across the City, together we moved the needle on building a cycling-friendly city for all.
Director Elections and New Slate Process
To ensure we bring on the right talent and skills to the Cycle Toronto Board of Directors we have changed our board nominations process for 2019. This year we have interviewed all nominees and are recommending to our membership a slate of nominees for election. This is the process taken by most established non-profits and one that we believe strikes a balance between democratic openness and building an effective board. Regardless of which nominees are on the slate, all nominees were free to run in the election. Directors are ultimately elected by the membership at the AGM. We strive to be fair and transparent and we appreciate your support as we attempt this new process.
This year, we were in need of experience in IT and communications/marketing. We also valued skills in Board experience, community affiliation/access, finance/accounting, fundraising, human resources, organizational management, law, leadership, strategic planning, and risk management.
We are excited to announce that the slate for this year is Lachlan Holmes, Ashley Quan, Valkyrie Savage, and Eric McGoey, all pictured below.
|Lachlan Holmes||Ashley Quan||Valkyrie Savage||Eric McGoey|
Voting at the AGM
As in past years, Fair Vote Canada will run the vote at the Cycle Toronto AGM through a ranked ballot system.
If you are unable to attend, you can still cast your vote. Appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf. by filling out a proxy form. You can choose a Cycle Toronto member attending to vote on your behalf, or leaving it blank to appoint the president or chair of the Board of Directors to vote on your behalf. Proxy forms must be submitted to Cycle Toronto before 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019
Submit the completed form by March 24, 2019 by: a. Emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or b. Delivering it to the Cycle Toronto office at 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 215, Toronto, addressed to: “Proxy Form, attention Board of Directors”
Every year at our AGM, we do an entertaining fundraiser called a Dutch Auction to support and expand our work.
How does this work?
In a Dutch Auction, bids start high and decrease over the course of the event, allowing everyone to donate at a level that's comfortable for them.
The best part? If the fundraising target is met, Cycle Toronto staff will perform a stunt. It could be funny and may even occur in front of AGM attendees. Past years' antics have included our Executive Director Jared Kolb dying his hair Cycle Toronto orange and our Development Manager Mark Romeril doing an on-stage obstacle course using progressively smaller bikes. Don't miss this year's AGM to see what weird and hilarious challenge we've cooked up this time!
Cycle Toronto's AGM is a members-only event. Our ongoing advocacy efforts are not possible without you! You can join us or renew your membership online beforehand, or at the door. Bonus: join or renew in March and you could win an Urbanite Lakeshore bike from Urbane Cyclist.