Friday, October 22, 2021

Virtual National Council in Montreal – November 16 and 17 2021

The National Council meeting will take place virtually in Montreal, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 11h to 14h. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 11h to 14 h the session will begin with the Members’ Annual General Assembly followed by the National Executive Committee.

The delegates from the different regions of the country will meet to decide on the orientations of the association as well as learn about the various work activities in the life of the union. The President, the National Secretary, the Treasurer as well as the General Manager will provide an annual review from their respective areas of concern while delegates will inform the assembly of their preoccupations and realities in the regional Round table event.

Members in good standing wishing to participate may contact their local APS officers to obtain the delegate status. Our By-Laws provide the possibility to nominate one delegate per share of 50 members. Members in good standing can also assist as observers. Maria Gaglione, APS Coordinator, is responsible for overseeing the operation.

Members’ Annual General Assembly

The day after the National Council, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the Members’ Annual General Meeting starts at 11 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to disclose the election results following the vote held electronically during the week of November 1, 2021. This year, there are two items on the ballot: 1 – the renewal of the external auditors Désormeaux, Patenaude Inc.’s mandate; 2 – Amend the By-Laws to give the National Executive Committee sole responsibility to choose the accounting firm for the Financial Statements. (refer to the article Why vote YES to abolish a national consultation?)

The two regional Directors have been elected by acclamation. The Director’s position for the Western region remains vacant to date. All APS positions are submitted to a two-year rotating mandate.

Two election officers representing each network will be appointed to oversee proceedings. They will be responsible for announcing the results by connecting to the company conducting the consultation, Big Pulse.

The beginning and duration period during which members in good standing will be able to cast their vote will be held from Monday, November 1, 2021, to Sunday, November 7, 2021, at midnight.

National Executive Meeting

Immediately following the Annual General Assembly, the National Executive Committee will meet for one of its yearly two virtual compulsory meetings.

Financial Statements year ended 30 June 2021

Members in good standing who require access to the Association’s financial statements 2020–2021 are required to send their request to the coordinator at