AGM Election Results

Thank you for participating in NCF’s 27th 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 2020 Online
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 24th   to   Wednesday, July 1st

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 27th Annual General Meeting.

STEP ONE: Become Informed

  1. Reports to members — What happened at NCF in 2019
    1. Combined Annual Report (Chair, Treasurer, Executive Director) PDF
    2. Report from the Auditor (Marcil Lavallée)
    3. Minutes of Board meetings

  2. Nominations for the Board

    The nominations period is from Friday, June 5th at 8am until Monday, June 15th 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 Friday, June 12th.

  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. Read more here.

    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?

    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
    Lindsay Carreau Nomination Committee
    Majd Karam Nomination Committee
    Peter MacKinnon 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

STEP TWO: Consider Alternatives

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


Once the voting period opens on June 24th at 6pm, 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.


The 2020 annual General Meeting AGM concluded on Wednesday July 1st. We are pleased to confirm that sufficient members participated to meet quorum and accordingly the meeting was a properly constituted meeting of the members.

Following the voting the following were elected to the Board of Directors:

Majd Karam
Lindsay Carreau
Peter MacKinnon

As a result we now have a full complement of eleven members of the board. Thank you to everyone who voted.

In addition the motion to appoint the auditors, Marcil Lavallee was carried.

There were 330 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
255 gc029 Majd Karam 3 2023 Elected: Three-year term
254 gc034 Lindsay Carreau 3 2023 Elected: Three-year term
237 fr198 Peter MacKinnon 1 2021 Elected: One-year term
Motions: Annual Business
For Against Abstain Result Motion
298 16 3 Carried Motion A - Appointment of Auditors

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,

Michael Chan
2020 AGM Chair

Related information

Calendar of events

June 5 to June 15 Nomination period (how to nominate)
June 15 11:59am Deadline for submitting special motions
June 21 11:59pm Deadline for submitting candidate information
June 24 6:00pm to July 1 6:00pm Voting period

AGM procedures

Do you have an unanswered question? Send email to the AGM Chair , or post your question to the AGM discussion group.

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 2021 Secretary
ga869 Michael Chan 3 2021
fx720 Peter Chapman 3 2020 1st Vice-Chair
bz787 Christopher Cope 3 2022 Chair
al432 Martin Dubois 3 2021
fy923 Lauren Gardner 3 2022
gb499 Anis Hanna 3 2021
es170 Andrea Holland 3 2022
ga867 Sterling Jimenez 3 2021
fr198 Peter MacKinnon 2 2020 2nd Vice-Chair
Vacancy Vacancy 3 2021

Information about Prior AGMs

AGM Contributors

Who What
Anis Hanna and Andrea HollandNominations Committee Co-Chairs
Michael ChanAGM Chair
Michael ChanReturning officer (definition: conducts election and announces result)
André DalleVoting system administration