Council elections: voter participation by year
“A diverse Council with the right expertise and experience will position us to be agile and responsive to the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing our professions, now and in the future.”
– Craig McFarland, P.Eng., SCCN Committee Chair
Special Committee of Council on Nominations and BylawVote A simple, accessible, and transparent nomination process is key to Council’s ability to provide strategic leadership, financial oversight, and sound governance in an ever-changing environment. That’s why Council established a Special Committee of Council on Nominations to (SCCN) to review the process. Comprising four licensed professionals and a consultant from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, this committee conducted a detailed analysis, over two years, of APEGA’s nomination process with the goal to recommend ways to improve the process. Based on its recommendations, Council created amendments to the bylaws to increase the accessibility and transparency of
the nomination process to proactively attract diverse and qualified election candidates. In November, APEGA licensed professionals voted in favour of the proposed bylaw amendments to the Council nomination process. Changes come into effect for the 2022 nomination process, to identify candidates for the 2023 Council election. An electronic vote was held November 16–23. More than 4,200 licensed professionals voted, or about eight per cent of APEGA’s eligible voting population. Almost 89 per cent of voters supported the bylaw amendments.
APRIL & MAY 2021
Licensed professionals passed a motion to initiate review of Council nomination process.
Council established Special Committee
Council received SCCN report and recommendations.
Council sought membership feedback on SCCN report and recommendations through virtual sessions, through a report, emails, web page, and a survey.
of Council on Nominations (SCCN).
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