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Media Co-op AGM 2019-20: Sun March 22 // Coop Média AGA dim le 22 mars

by Media Co-op Board of Directors

Media Co-op AGM 2019-20: Sun March 22 // Coop Média AGA dim le 22 mars

This year's annual general meeting (AGM) of the Dominion Newspaper Cooperative (commonly known as the Media Co-op) is scheduled to take place Sunday March 22nd, 2020. 

Exciting things are happening at the Co-op, including a website redesign process, and we will give updates at the AGM and discuss ways to get involved.

There are Board of Director positions up for nomination and election (see #2 below). The Board of Directors steers the organization, making financial and strategy decisions, and sets policy for the Co-op.  

To learn more about the organization, check out these links to Media Co-op's bylaws, its structure, and current board of directors.

Media Co-op Annual General Meeting 2019-20

What: A nationwide meeting where we discuss what's happening with the Media Co-op, elect representatives to the Board of Directors, give feedback and engage in visioning the future of the Co-op.
When: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2 pm EST (3:30 pm in NL, 3:00 in NS/PEI/NB, 2:00 in QC/ON, 1:00 in MB, 1:00 in SK/AB, 11:00 in BC)

Where: physical location to be determined, and by teleconference by calling from:

Montreal: 514-907-9065
Vancouver: 778-786-8222
Toronto: 416-800-4317
Halifax: 902-982-6930
Ottawa: 613-686-4361
Sudbury: 705-805-0409
Regina: 306-988-1881
 
Then typing conference code 4510934 then #.
 
If you live elsewhere, check https://apps.calliflower.com/account/call_in_numbers for call-in numbers.
 
 
Contact info@mediacoop.ca to see about other call-in arrangements.

1) Motions: If there is something you'd like to have discussed during the AGM, email us at info@mediacoop.ca with the subject line "Proposed AGM Agenda Item." The deadline to send in agenda items is Sunday March 15, 2020, though additional items can be proposed for consideration after March 15 and during the AGM.

2) Nominations to the board: If you'd like to run for the board, or if you'd like to nominate someone, send an email to info@mediacoop.ca with a ~250 word bio and headshot of the person you would like to nominate, with the subject line "Board Representative Nomination." This bio will be posted on our website before the AGM and will help members make informed voting decisions. Due Sunday March 15th, 2020. AGM attendees can consider whether to consider late nominations.  The following positions are open:

Contributor representative

Reader rep

Editor rep

3) Voting: During the AGM, you'll be able to vote by secret electronic ballot on motions and representative elections. Voting process will be be explained during the meeting for those who attend (either electronically or in person) and the results will be publicized on our website and on social media.

4) Questions? Don't hesitate to email us at info@mediacoop.ca

Not-yet-approved minutes of 2018-19 AGM are available here. And approved minutes from (2017-18) AGM are available here

 

PROPOSED AGENDA

Agenda


March 22, 2020 

Instructions to join // instructions pour joindre: EnglishFrancais

1. Designate Facilitator

2. Designate Secretary

3. Land acknowledgment and Introductions

4. Approval of the Agenda

5. Approval of the 2018-19 AGM Minutes

6. Year in Review 
6.1 - Board of Directors Statements 
6.2 - Q&A

7. Rebooting the Media Co-op

7.1 - Overview of the situation (see 2017 post from Board of Directors and look for another update post in advance of the AGM)

7.2 - Website

7.3. Editorial

7.4 Administration / publishing

8. Election of Representative to the Board of Directors

8.1 Appoint Chief Returning Officer
8.2 Presentations from Candidates and Q & A

8.3 Voting


9. Presentation of 2018-2019 Financial Review

10.1 Motion to approve draft 2018-19 financial statements pending CPA review

 

10. Election Results

10.1 Motion to approve Election Results

10.2 Motion to destroy Ballots


11. Other business 
11.1 Motion recevied from members (on March 20, 2020)

Whereas the Media Co-op’s mission is to provide grassroots, democratic coverage and support the creation of independent media in Canada

 

Whereas several former Media Co-op editors are organizing a new independent media project that aims to fund investigative journalism, popularize radical ideas, and amplify social movement perspectives

 

Be it resolved: 

 

The Media Co-op lend support to this new media project by giving it a chance to access and contact the Media Co-op's list of former and current subscribers and sustainers, or sending correspondence on its behalf, depending on what is permitted by current data privacy law.

 

Submitted by Martin Lukacs, Dru Oja Jay, and Moira Peters

 

 


12. Adjournment

 

 
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 Coop Média assemblée générale annuelle 2019-20
 
La Coop Média tiendra son assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) dimanche le 22 mars, 14h00 heure EST, et vous êtes invité.e.s! Certains conseil d'postes de directeur de cette organisation nationale sera ouverte à l'élection.

Pour en savoir plus, cliquez sur les liens suivants (en anglais): les statuts et règlements de la Coop média, sa structure ainsi que son conseil d'administration du moment.

http://www.mediacoop.ca/index.php?q=bylaws
http://www.mediacoop.ca/about
http://www.mediacoop.ca/about/editors

 

L'Assemblée générale 2019-20 de la Coop média

Quoi: Un rassemblement à l’échelle nationale où nos lectrices et lecteurs ont la chance de mettre ce qu'ils et elles souhaitent voir à l'agenda, d'élire leurs représentant.e.s, de s'engager à imaginer le futur de la Coop ainsi que d'évaluer le travail que celle-ci fait.

Quand: dimanche, le 22 mars, 2020, 14h EST

: par téléconférence

Voici les instructions sur la façon de participer à l'appel:

Étape 1: Composez le numéro de votre région:

À Montréal: 514-907-9065
À Vancouver: 778-786-8222
À Toronto: 416-800-4317
À Halifax: 902-982-6930
À Ottawa: 613-686-4361
À Sudbury: 705-805-0409

Étape 2: Entrez dans le code de conférence 4510934 puis # pour se joindre à l'appel.

Rejoindre l'appel en ligne: https://bit.ly/2UuH3YJ

Si vous habitez ailleurs, envoyer un courriel info@mediacoop.ca et nous vous enverrons des instructions.

 

1) Propositions: S'il y a quelque chose en particulier que vous aimeriez discuter durant l'Assemblée générale, laissez-le nous savoir en nous envoyant un courriel à info@mediacoop.ca avec le titre ''Proposition de points pour l’ordre du jour de l'Assemblée générale''. La date limite pour nous envoyer vos points à mettre à l’ordre du jour est le 15 mars.

2) Nominations au Conseil d’administration: envoyez un courriel à info@mediacoop.ca avec une courte notice biographique de 250 mots ou moins et une photo de la personne que vous voulez présenter, avec comme titre «Nomination au Conseil d’administration». Cette notice biographique sera publiée sur notre site Internet pendant 7 jours avant l’Assemblée générale et aidera les membres à prendre des décisions informées concernant leur vote. La date limite est le 15 mars et les positions sont :

Représentant.e des contributeurs/contributrices

Représentant.e des lecteurs/lectrices

Représentant.e des éditrices/editeurs

 

3) Vote: Durant l’Assemblée générale, il y aura la possibilité de voter par bulletins électroniques sur les propositions et les candidat.e.s aux élections. Nous allons publiciser les résultats des élections sur les pages de nos médias sociaux. Le processus de vote sera expliqué durant la réunion pour celles et ceux qui seront présent.e.s (électroniquement ou en personne).

4) Questions? N’hésitez pas à nous envoyer vos questions sur l’Assemblée générale par courriel à info@mediacoop.ca

Agenda et nominations au dessus (en anglais pour le moment)

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