AGM Election Results

Thank you for participating in NCF’s 28th 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 2021 Online
Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 23rd   to   Wednesday, June 30th

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 28th Annual General Meeting.

STEP ONE: Become Informed

  1. Reports to members — What happened at NCF in 2020
    1. Report from the Chair (Chris Cope)
    2. Report from the Executive Director (Shelley Robinson)
    3. Report from the Treasurer (Emmanuel Adenlolu)
    4. Report from the Auditor (Marcil Lavallée)
    5. Minutes of Board meetings

  2. Nominations for the Board

    The nominations period is from Tuesday, June 8th at 8am until Tuesday, 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, and your answers to the two candidate questions, to no later than Friday, June 11th.

  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 two questions and to provide other information that they believe will be helpful to voters. The two questions are:

    1. Why does NCF's work matter?
    2. How do you plan to use your skills to further NCF in its mission?

    As there are six candidates and six seats with identical term, at this at this year's AGM all board seats are awarded by acclamation.

    Please proceed to the Annual Motions and Special Resolutions (see next section, section 'd', below).

    By acclamation (the listing order of candidate names below is determined by random draw):

    The candidates are:

    Candidate Nominated by Seconded by
    Martin Dubois Nomination Committee
    Anis Hanna Nomination Committee
    Michael Chan Nomination Committee
    Emmanuel Adenlolu Nomination Committee
    Graeme Beckett 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 23th 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 2021 annual General Meeting AGM concluded on Wednesday June 30th. 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:

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.

Majd Karam
Returning Officer for the elections held during the 2021 AGM.

There were 159 voters (of approximately 5500 registered members).

All seats were by acclamation, each for a 3-year term.

Board of Directors
Votes NCF ID Name Term (yrs) Expires Notes
Acclaimed al432 Martin Dubois 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Acclaimed gb499 Anis Hanna 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Acclaimed ga869 Michael Chan 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Acclaimed gc476 Emmanuel Adenlolu 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Acclaimed aw958 Graeme Beckett 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Acclaimed fr198 Peter MacKinnon 3 2024 Elected: Three-year term
Motions: Annual Business
For Against Abstain Result Motion
152 4 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,

Majd Karam
2021 AGM Chair

Related information

Calendar of events

June 8 to June 15 Nomination period (how to nominate)
June 12 11:59am Deadline for submitting special motions
June 20 11:59pm Deadline for submitting candidate information
June 23 6:00pm to June 30 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
gc029 Majd Karam 3 2023
bz787 Christopher Cope 3 2022 Chair
al432 Martin Dubois 3 2021
fy923 Lauren Gardner 3 2022
gb499 Anis Hanna 2 2021 1st Vice-Chair
es170 Andrea Holland 3 2022
gc034 Lindsay Carreau 3 2023
fr198 Peter MacKinnon 2 2021 2nd Vice-Chair
gc476 Emmanuel Adenlolu Appointed 2021

Information about Prior AGMs

AGM Contributors

Who What
Andrea HollandNominations Committee Chair
Majd KaramAGM Chair
Majd KaramReturning officer (definition: conducts election and announces result)
André DalleVoting system administration