In 2019, Tourette Canada’s Board of Directors commenced the process of mapping out the future for Tourette Canada through the development of a bold new Strategic Plan. As our world has evolved greatly over the past few years, the Board recognized that in many ways, Tourette Canada had not. We recognized that in order to continue to make a positive impact on the lives of those we currently serve and to be able to reach many more Canadians, Tourette Canada would have to evolve to become a more cohesive and strategic organization. We would do this by using modern technologies, more efficient processes, and by placing greater emphasis on engaging Tourette Canada Members and supporting our tremendously dedicated volunteers, nationwide. We are very proud of our plan for the future. Please find a full summary of our Strategic Plan – Transforming Tourette Canada below.
General Information – Tourette Canada’s AGM
Tourette Canada is a registered (11926 7862 RR0001) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions. We’re national in scope and volunteer-based.
The Board of Directors is always interested in hearing from skilled volunteers wishing to learn more about opportunities to serve in a governance capacity. Typically, nominations for new Board members are sought between January until the end of September for election at our Annual General Meeting which is generally held each November. Please contact the Executive Director to learn more and express your interest in serving- firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our AGM
As a nationally registered charity, Tourette Canada is obligated and pleased to share information about the progress we have made against our annual plan as well as our audited financial statements and other updates with our Members and the general public. We also elect our new board members at the AGM. All Tourette Canada Members in good standing can vote at the Annual General Meeting. Click here to become a Member (add link here to membership page). Our 2021 AGM took place virtually, via MS Teams on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 7:30pm ET.
What is the Board of Directors?
The BOD is responsible for the governance of the organization, promoting, and delivering the mission. The BOD leads strategic planning and implements corporate policy in a manner that aligns with Canada Revenue Agency regulations and Tourette Canada’s values of integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, compassion and responsiveness.
How does the election work?
Nominations are submitted using the attached form. Elections will be held at the AGM. Continue to check this website for updates regarding the date, time and agenda. Anyone who is a Member in good standing is eligible to vote. Voters must be present on the call to vote or vote by proxy. Should you wish to submit a proxy vote, the form is available for download here
You must confirm your intent to attend the AGM by emailing Tourette Canada’s Executive Director no later than 3:00 pm (noon), Eastern on the day of the AGM. The meetings are held virtually using Microsoft Teams. All registered attendees will receive an email with instructions and a link to the virtual meeting by 5pm on the day of the AGM.
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Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, November 30th, 2020.
Should you wish to submit a proxy vote, you can access the Call For Nominations form here, and the Proxy Nominations form for AGM 2020 can be downloaded here.
Members in good standing wishing to participate in the 2020 AGM must RSVP in advance of the meeting. Those who RSVP will be sent conference call details in advance of the meeting.
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