Each year FSC Canada hosts an Annual General Meeting where members are informed of previous and future activities. It is also an opportunity for the members to receive an update on the organization’s financial status and vote on any resolutions that have been proposed.
If there are any issues that you would like to have considered by the membership formal resolutions can be proposed in advance of the AGM to be voted on at the AGM.
During our Annual General Meeting Members will be asked to formally vote on a few things, including:
- Motion to approve the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting.
- Motion to approve the auditor’s report for the previous fiscal year
- Motion to appoint an auditors for the following fiscal year.
To pass these motions, members that are not attending in-person need to select a proxy for their vote. You can nominate any member of FSC Canada to represent you. If you don't know who to choose, you may select the secretary of the board.
Without you, the vote will not be complete. FSC Canada's voting system requires that 50% of each chamber submit their vote (in-person or by proxy) in order to have a result.
When you arrive at the Annual General Meeting, you will be presented with three cards. When a motion is proposed, you will be asked if you are in favor, opposed or wish to abstain.
This means you’ve been selected by a fellow member(s) that won't be able to attend the Annual General Meeting in-person and have selected you to vote on their behalf (proxy). When asked to vote on a motion, you should raise a card for yourself and for the other person(s).
Yes, you could for example be in favor of a motion but know that the person you are representing would be opposed. This means when a motion is presented you would raise both a green card and a yellow card.