CCEDNet has held an entirely virtual AGM for 4 years running. Our online platform allows for moving, seconding and voting on resolutions, a chat room for written comments and questions, integration with an English teleconference line and a French teleconference line and simultaneous translation between the two lines.
Board Chair, Ryan Gibson, helped the meeting run smoothly and within the hour timeframe. Feedback following the AGM has been very positive again this year. Here are a few things our members had to say about the AGM:
- The use of the various features available online enhanced the meeting experience. A wonderful and accessible way to include everyone. Well done and congratulations.
- Excellent chairing by the president! A very efficiently run meeting. Very impressive. Job well done!
- Wonderful job! Truly enjoyed the fact that the virtual AGM eliminates geographical barriers to participating.
- I appreciated Mike Toye's update and report. This overview of the past year demonstrates some of the incredible work being pursued by CCEDNET.
- I love it! At times it seems more interactive than an in-person meeting. It's great to see who all is attending - a good reminder of who members are.
- I find this way of working for the AGM very pertinent given that the organization is pan-Canadian: no travel costs, only one hour, etc. Continue the billingual platform.
CCEDNet's Executive Director, Mike Toye, presented highlights from 2017 and presented the audited financial statements.
Members congratulated Emmanuel Bertrand-Gauvin, Ryan Gibson, Carol Anne Hilton, and Luc Morin on renewed Board mandates. Members alse expressed gratitude to outgoing Board members Christine Landry and Élodie Grunerud.
Many thanks to the members who participated, the staff who organized the logistics, and to CCEDNet's Board members who guide the Network throughout the year.