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About the meeting
YWCA Canada’s 129th Annual Members Meeting
This three-day event is an online forum for YWCA leaders to make critical decisions. It includes a full program of keynote speeches, workshops, panels and activities that will build capacity to lead national advocacy and community action. We will celebrate the incredible milestones and accomplishments of the country’s oldest multi-service women’s organization. We will honour the accomplishments and contributions of volunteers and staff who have worked toward the advancement of the YWCA movement and the betterment of women’s lives.
This meeting offers YWCA volunteers and staff from across the country the opportunity to share knowledge, best practices, discuss emerging trends and issues, strategize on collective actions and network with one another.
Board Chairs/Presidents, Executive Directors/CEOs of YWCA Canada’s Member Associations, as well as Board volunteers, staff, and special guests typically attend the meeting. The Young Women’s Leadership and Engagement Committee encourages Member Associations to include at least one young woman in their delegation.
- Thursday, June 3: 12pm-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm ET
- Friday, June 4: 12pm-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm ET
- Thursday, June 10: 12pm-1:30pm; and 2pm-3:30pm ET
- Recognition Awards: Thursday, June 10, 5pm-7pm ET
- Young women’s meeting: Friday, June 11, 12pm-1pm ET
Scroll down for information about:
- Young Women’s Leadership & Engagement
- Proxy voting forms
- Recognition Awards: Nomination Package and Years of Service Questionnaire
- Committee Reports
- Mutual Respect Protocol
This page is frequently updated. Check back often to make sure you have the information you need in preparation for the meeting.
Attending AMM for the first time? We have you covered. After registering, stay tuned for an email with more information about the meeting.
As this is an online meeting, there is no registration fee for AMM this year. Registration ends on June 1. Please note that all sessions will happen via Zoom.
Are you attending the business meeting? If so, please select that option on the registration form below and you will receive a separate link to register for that session as well. A separate registration for the business meeting is required to accommodate the voting process. If you register for the business meeting but are not able to attend it, please let us know as soon as possible.
For more information or questions about AMM, please contact Priscila Kallfelz, Member Services Manager, at email@example.com.
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she continues to reside with her family. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.
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Young Women’s Leadership and Engagement
As AMM will happen remotely, we are hoping to see more young women and gender-diverse youth join this year’s meeting.
The Young Women’s Meeting will happen on Friday, June 11, 12pm-1pm ET. If you have registered for AMM and are 30 years old or younger, you will receive an email invitation to join this meeting.
If you want to get in touch with the Young Women’s Leadership & Engagement Committee, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the AMM 2021 Voting Proxy Form. Please submit it by May 21, 2021.
YWCA Canada would like to encourage and reward the accomplishments and contributions of individuals, volunteers and staff who give above their time, talents and energy for the advancement of our mission and vision.
YWCA Canada is proud to publicly acknowledge these valuable contributions by formally honouring the award winners during AMM. The Special Recognition Awards are a unique representation of the essence of the people for whom they were named. You can also nominate someone for their years of service.
Call for applications are open until April 16, 2021.
Click here for the Notice of Annual Meeting of Members.
No reports have been shared yet. Please return at a later date.
YWCA Canada is committed to promoting a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for all employees and volunteers. We are committed to working in good faith, mutual aid and reciprocal respect.
We know that working in the sector can be stressful and frustrating. We do ask that colleagues be mindful of raised voices. We are here to problem solve with you and be accountable for our work in partnership. We recommend that colleagues refrain from shouting or using verbally abusive language when engaging with National Office staff.
Kindly note that YWCA Canada is a workplace with clear anti-violence & anti-harassment policies with a zero tolerance towards verbal abuse.
The YWCA Canada board and management have implemented a mandatory reporting policy for any allegations of harassment and/or discrimination in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario.
Please note that attendees will be asked to acknowledge the protocol and affirm their commitment to its terms before meetings.