Wikimedia Canada held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019
on 19 October in Montreal, Quebec, with online participation as well. 17 members participated.
During the AGM, members adopted the following:
- Keeping the current number of Board members at 9.
- Designating the Treasurer seat of the Board, for the next mandate of 2 years, as being nominated by the Board instead of being elected by the members, and that this seat is a non voting member of the Board.
Considering the resolution above for the Treasurer, there were 5 seats of the Board to be filled at this AGM. 6 candidates had put their names forward, but Jean-François Pilon decided to withdraw its candidature. As such, the following 5 candidates were elected by acclamation as Board members for a mandate of 2 years, including 4 persons newly elected and one re-election:
- Amber Berson
- Jean-Michel Lapointe
- Lëa-Kim Chateauneuf
- Sarah Severson
- Stacy Allison-Cassin
Wikimedia Canada is proud to have a majority of women on its Board. We are also happy to welcome a member of the Board from Western Canada. We are convinced that this will help us to increase the diversity of contributors from Canada on Wikimedia projects, especially in regards to the gender gap, and to expand Wikimedia Canada's activities and reach across all of Canada.
The Board will elect its new Executive Committee at its next meeting on 4 November 2019.
If you have any questions about the AGM, do not hesitate to use our main talk page or to send an email to jpbelandwikimedia.ca.
Thanks to all members for their participation to the AGM and to all volunteers of the Wikimedia movement in Canada for their contribution.