AGM Election Results

Thank you for participating in NCF's 24th online Annual General Meeting, organized and conducted entirely by volunteers. Thank you also, on behalf of NCF's thousands of members, to every candidate for participating in this election. NCF Board members serve as volunteers, to the benefit of NCF members and their community.

Below are the AGM election results.

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The NCF 2017 Online
Annual and Special Meeting of Members

Wednesday, April 26th   to   Wednesday, May 3rd

NCF's Annual General Meeting is held online so that
as many as possible of NCF's thousands of members can participate.

Welcome to NCF's 24th Annual General Meeting.

STEP ONE: Become Informed

  1. Reports to members — What happened at NCF in 2016
    1. Report from the Chair (Chris Cope)
    2. Report from the Executive Director (Shelley Robinson)
    3. Report from the Treasurer (Peter Chapman)
    4. Report from the Auditor (KPMG)
    5. Minutes of Board meetings

  2. Nominations for the Board

    The nominations period is from Friday, April 14th at 12am until Friday, April 21st 11:59pm.

    If you have any questions or are interested in putting your nomination forward, please send an expression of interest, including your name and NCF member ID, to no later than April 21st.

  3. Candidates for the NCF Board of Directors

    The roles of a board member: Prospective board members come from all walks of life and bring varied experience to the Board. The ability to understand financial reporting and to make business decisions is essential, and often board members have subject-area expertise, such as experience in management or law. Collectively, NCF's eleven board members have the experience to recognize and approve plans and strategies that will move NCF toward its goals.

    NCF has a 'governance' board, where day-to-day operations are handled by staff and volunteers, under the management of the Executive Director. The Board sets the mission, vision, principles, and broad policies that guide the Executive Director. The Board is responsible for employing and evaluating the Executive Director, and for monitoring macro parameters that measure the operation of NCF.

    Candidates are asked to answer three questions and to provide other information that they believe will be helpful to voters. The three questions are:

    1. What skills will you contribute to the NCF Board?
    2. What are the most important functions of NCF for its members?
    3. Why do you want to be an NCF director?

    This year there are four seats to fill, of varying term length: Three 3-year seats and one 2-year seat. Vote count will determine allocation of seats.

    The listing order of candidate names below is determined by random draw. The listing order on ballots is also random (for each ballot) and so likely isn't the same as below.

    The candidates are:

    Candidate Nominated by Seconded by
    Peter Chapman Nomination Committee
    Jennifer Barrigar Nomination Committee
    Carole Charest Nomination Committee
    George Munoz Nomination Committee

    Click on each candidate name for information about that candidate.

  4. Annual Motions and Special Resolutions

    The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which governs NCF, calls for members to consider this motion at each AGM:

    Motion: Appointment of Auditors

    There is one item of special business:

    NCF’s status has changed. Under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, we are now considered a “soliciting corporation”. This brings with it particular requirements, including that our Articles include a provision “that any property remaining on liquidation of the corporation be distributed to a ‘qualified donee’, as defined in the Income Tax Act”. In order to remain compliant with the legislation, the following motion amending the Articles of Continuance is submitted for consideration and approval by the membership.

    1. Special Business — Motion to Amend the Articles of Continuance as a Soliciting Corporation

STEP TWO: Consider Alternatives

NCF matters of any sort can be discussed with members and candidates using the online AGM discussion group.

This year, you are also invited to meet some of the Board and potential candidates by attending a Meet & Greet at the Colonel By Room at Ottawa City Hall on Wednesday, April 26th from 6pm to 8pm.


Once the voting period opens on April 26th, enter your vote (by clicking here) for candidates and motions.

If asked, please enter your NCF account ID (eg., aa315) and your NCF password (help). You may change your vote by voting again any time during the voting period.

That concludes the formal part of the AGM.

STEP FOUR: Please Make Your Opinions Known

Your comments and suggestions make a difference and help NCF operate better. Now and any time, you can make your opinions known by contacting NCF's Executive Director, Shelley Robinson, at or 613-721-1773 ext 1001.


There were 197 voters (of approximately 5500 registered members).

All seats were by acclamation, yet as there were seats of differing term length, voting determined which candidates received which terms.

Board of Directors
Votes NCF ID Name Term (yrs) Expires Notes
179 bc839 Jennifer Barrigar 3 2020 Acclaimed: Three-year term
176 fx720 Peter Chapman 3 2020 Acclaimed: Three-year term
164 fz871 Carole Charest 3 2020 Acclaimed: Three-year term
154 fz877 George Munoz 2 2019 Acclaimed: Two-year term
Motions: Annual Business
For Against Abstain No Vote Result Motion
187 4 3 3 Carried Motion A - Appointment of Auditors
Motions: Special Business
For Against Abstain No Vote Result Motion
177 4 3 3 Carried Special Business A - Amendment the Articles of Continuance

Thank you for your participation

NCF is a large group of people getting together to share costs and benefits, doing something good for themselves and the community. Your participation in NCF's AGM supports the proper functioning of NCF.

Thank you,

Graeme Beckett
2017 AGM Chair

Related information

Calendar of events

Apr 14 to Apr 21 Nomination period (how to nominate)
Apr 15 11:59am Deadline for submitting special motions
Apr 24 11:59pm Deadline for submitting candidate information
Apr 26 Meet & Greet
6pm-8pm Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall
Apr 26 to May 3 Voting period

AGM procedures

Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to the AGM Chair

Current NCF Board Members

The table below lists current directors (prior to the AGM). Entries with no names are vacancies to be filled at the AGM. Links in the table below display information provided by the director when they were a candidate at a prior AGM. Terms expire at the end of the AGM in the year indicated.

Meetings of the board are open to members and the public.

NCF ID Name Term (yrs) Expires Role
aw958 Graeme Beckett 3 2018 Secretary
fr198 Peter MacKinnon 3 2018 2nd Vice-Chair
bz787 Christopher Cope 3 2019 Chair
fl152 Martin DuBois 2 2018
fx621 Pete de Lepper 3 2019
fy923 Lauren Gardner 3 2019
fx720 Peter Chapman 3 2017 1st Vice-Chair and Interim Treasurer
bc839 Jennifer Barrigar 3 2017
fx714 Phil Linttell 3 2017
fy409 Robert McRae 2 2017
fz160 Diana Cantu 3 2019

Information about Prior AGMs

AGM Contributors

Who What
Diana CantuNominations Committee Chair
Graeme BeckettAGM Chair
Graeme BeckettReturning officer (definition: conducts election and announces result)
André DalleVoting system administration