Feb. 4, 2014

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

January 31 2014

(Please circulate widely within your networks)

The DisAbled Women’s Network – Réseau d‘action des femmes handicapées du Canada (DAWN-RAFH Canada) will be hosting its Annual General Meeting:

Friday, March 28, 2014
1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
National Head Office (Montreal, Québec) via WEB/TELECONFERENCE

CALL FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS/NOMINATIONS: In accordance with its bylaws, DAWN-RAFH Canada is seeking Board of Director Representatives from: Quebec (1), New Brunswick (1) Ontario (1) British Columbia (1) New-foundland (1), Northwest Territories and (1) Nunavut (1).

HOW TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: If you would like to seek election as a Board Director, please send the information listed below:

  1. Paragraph of a maximum of 500 words to be published on the web site about why you want to seek election to the DAWN-RAFH Canada Board of Directors (required)
  2. A biography of your life experience or resume about yourself (required)
  3. A photo (optional)

Applications for those seeking nominations must be received at the DAWN-RAFH Canada Head Office by no later than Friday February 28th, 2014 at the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) and can be transmitted by regular mail, email or facsimile to the National Head Office.

By mail to:
110 rue Ste-Therese, Suite #505, Montreal, QC H2Y 1E6
By email: (communications@dawncanada.net) OR
By facsimile: (514) 396-6585

Should there be more than one nomination for any position on the Board, a sec-ond mailing will be sent out to all voting members with the ballots, mail-in in-structions and final details for participation by TELECONFERENCE/WEB. Election results will be announced at the AGM and posted on our website.

PARTICIPATION: Please confirm your participation by no later than Monday, March 10, 2014 at the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern time). In order to vote at the AGM you must be a member in good standing as of February 28, 2014. If you are not a member you may not vote but you are welcome to attend as an observer.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER: Membership forms are available on our web-site in several formats or by sending us your Full Name, Address, Telephone Number and Email (if available)

By mail:
110 rue Ste-Therese, Suite #505, Montreal, QC H2Y 1E6
By email: (communications@dawncanada.net) OR
By facsimile: (514)-396-6585

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting is also below. Participation will be by WEB/ TELECONFERENCE. Instructions for participation and documents and reports will be transmitted to all CONFIRMED participants only.

We look forward to the coming year with great enthusiasm.

We hope you will be able to join us!

Carmela Hutchison