2022 AGM & Call for Board of Directors



Notice is hereby given that the

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Will be held on Tuesday, September 27th 2022 at 4:00 to 6:00 (ET) via ZOOM

A separate email will be sent out with the Zoom link for the meeting. Please e-mail assitejcanada@gmail.com to register for the AGM.

Proposed Agenda


1. Opening of the AGM

2. President and Vice-President Welcome

3. Roll call / Confirmation of quorum

4. Nomination of a moderator and secretary of assembly

5. Approval of the agenda

6. Approval of the minutes of the last annual general meeting

7. President’s Remarks

8. Treasurer’s Report

9. Membership Committee Report

10. Election of incoming Board

11. Other business

12. Adjournment

In order to attend the AGM you must be a member in good standing.

Annual membership renewal period 2022-2023 is now open. Online payment system available. You will find the link here.

What are the reasons to join ASSITEJ Canada?

ASSITEJ Canada is a membership-driven, non-profit, inclusive service organization. It supports and promotes the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge, development, and practice in the professional performing arts for young audiences in order to increase creative co-operation and to deepen mutual understanding. ASSITEJ Canada, as part of ASSITEJ International, allows creators and presenters of work for young audiences across Canada to take part in international conversations and activities.

  • Engage with an organization that recognizes the value of performance for young audiences as well as its complexities.

  • Have a place to share ideas and experiences.

  • Inform, educate and advocate to the larger community (governments, school systems, sponsors etc.) the work that is engendered in the producing and presenting performances for young audiences.

  • Join the larger international ASSITEJ network and be recognized as a valuable contributor to the global conversation around work for young audiences.

  • Experience ASSITEJ Canada’s unique mandate that includes work for young audiences across all performing arts disciplines.

  • Gain the unique opportunities offered through being a member of ASSITEJ Canada on a national and international basis, including workshops, seminars and conferences.

  • Access current national and international Information.

  • Exchange between researchers and practitioners about experiences working with young audiences.

 

Now Accepting Nominations/Candidates for the ASSITEJ Canada Board of Directors for 2022/2023


ASSITEJ Canada is a membership-driven, non-profit, inclusive service organization. It supports and promotes the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge, development and practice in the professional performing arts for young audiences in order to increase creative co-operation and to deepen mutual understanding. ASSITEJ Canada, as part of ASSITEJ International, allows creators and presenters of work for young audiences across Canada to take part in international conversations and activities.

ASSITEJ Canada is seeking engaged leaders who share our commitment to theatre and performance for young audiences in Canada to join our Board of Directors. Commitments include attending board meetings, committee participation, and providing support to our growing organization. In order to stand for election at the AGM you must be a member in good standings. The Board of Directors is the governing body and legal authority of ASSITEJ Canada.

ASSITEJ Canada is building an inclusive, balanced Board that promotes and values representation and meaningful equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression with a membership diverse in age, Indigeneity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective.


ASSITEJ particularly encourages and welcomes applications from Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, the Deaf and disabled and other marginalized peoples.


Individual Board Members Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Regularly attend board meetings and applicable committee meetings as needed

  • Come to board meetings well-prepared and well-informed about issues on the agenda

  • Participation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and other meetings of the membership;

  • Contribute to defining ASSITEJ Canada’s strategic directions and approve of its strategic plan;

  • Represent ASSITEJ Canada’s mission and vision in the community;

  • Assume board leadership roles when asked or necessary;

  • Elect the Board Executive Officers as needed;

  • Review the bylaws, and recommend bylaw changes to the membership;

  • Available to serve the required term of office of a minimum of two (2) years.

The election of the Board of Directors will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 4:00pm ET online via Zoom. Members can nominate Board Members or apply in their own right. Nominations are requested in advance and must be received by September 19, 2022. Nominations/applications will be vetted by the Standing Committee and a slate of candidates will be selected to stand for elections. All nominations/applications will receive a reply.

Please email a letter of interest and your resume to assitejcanada@gmail.com, subject line Board of Directors candidacy. If you have any questions, please contact assitejcanada@gmail.com.


Dated at Toronto, ON, the 23rd August, 2022. By Order of the Board ASSITEJ Canada.


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