Annual General Meeting 2017

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Annual General Meeting 2017

12 August 2017
Province [1] Time zone
British Columbia 14:30 PDT
Alberta 15:30 MDT
Saskatchewan 15:30 CST
Manitoba 16:30 CDT
Ontario, Quebec 17:30 EDT
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island
18:30 ADT
Newfoundland and Labrador 19:00 NDT


  • Date: 12 August 2017
  • Time: to be confirmed (around 17:30)
  • Location: to be confirmed (in Montreal) with online participation
  • Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting: [1]

Important Links[edit]


DRAFT: The agenda, including the full list of resolutions to be voted on, will be finalized no later than 22 July 2017.

  • Registrations and confirmation of voting rights
  • Opening of the meeting
  • Address from the President
  • Ordinary business
    • Motion to accept the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
    • Motion to accept the 2015 and 2016 Annual Budget Reports
  • Special business
  • Election of new directors (see below)
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment of the meeting
  • Invitation to a meet and greet

Election of new board members[edit]


Currently, the board of directors has 9 members, 7 of them have been elected at the last AGM while 2 of them have been elected by the Board itself during the year. 6 board member's terms, including the 2 elected by the Board, are expiring at this AGM. 3 board members (Benoit Rochon, Jean-Philippe Béland and Ha-Loan Phan)'s term will expire at the AGM in 2018 since they have been elected for a two-year term at the last AGM.

With a fixed number of directors set to 12, 8 new directors shall be elected at the AGM: 2 for 1 year-term and 6 for 2-years term.


  1. An "election president" will be elected by the members.
  2. The election president will open the election.
  3. Each nomination will be presented (see the eligibility criteria below) by the election president.
  4. All members can vote for up to 8 candidates.
  5. The votes will be counted. The 8 candidates with the most votes will be elected, the 6 with the most votes for 2-year terms and the 2 others for 1-year terms.
  6. The election president will close the election.

Candidates eligibility[edit]

To be eligible to be a candidate to become a board member:

  • All candidates must be a member in good standing for at least 1 month prior to the AGM (no later than 12 July 2017)
  • All candidates must add their nomination to the list below no later than 29 July 2017
  • All candidates must have a presentation and motivation page on this wiki linked below, completed at least 7 days prior to the AGM (no later than 5 August 2017)[2]
  • The motivation pages of the candidates must have signatures by not less than 5% of members entitled to vote at the meeting. Those signatures must be there at the beginning of the meeting for the candidature to be valid.


Add your name and a link to your motivation page (must be on this wiki) below. Make sure to include a section "support" on your page where members can add their support signatures on your motivation page. Your page can be in English or French (or both).


  1. Please note that the provinces in this table are for guidance only, since some have two time zones (e.g., The Magdalen Islands and the south-eastern part of British Columbia are not in the same time zone as their provinces). Please refer to your time zone instead of your province.
  2. The presentation and motivation page should be a sub-page of your user page. It should state your full name and your username on Wikimedia projects, your experience with the Wikimedia movement and with nonprofit organizations, your motivations to become a director of Wikimedia Canada and any other relevant information you want to share. It must include a section "support" where members can add their support by signing with their username.