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How Equity is governed

Equity Governance
Equity is a democratically structured organization run by artists for artists. It is entirely self-supporting, funded by members' initiation fees and dues. Equity is the united voice of its members, and its strength lies in the collective support given by its members to its members.

The governance of Equity for 2015-2018 will be vested in a national Council of 22 members from across Canada. The number of Councillors from each region is proportional to the number of members in each region. The incoming Council is elected for a three-year term beginning December 2015 and lasting until November 2018.

Equity's national Council uses "Policy Governance" as the operating structure of the Association. Click here for further information on Equity's governing structure.

Three Council meetings per year are face-to-face, and seven more are conducted by telephone conference call.

Council Officers for 2015-2018:
The Officers of the Association, including President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer were elected at Council's inaugural meeting on December 1, 2015.
Council President Allan Teichman Councillor for Ontario
First Vice-President
(Advisory Coordinator)
Stephen Erickson Councillor for Eastern Opera
Second Vice-President
(Member Liaison)
Sedina Fiati Councillor for Ontario
Secretary/ Treasurer Scott Bellis Councillor for British Columbia / Yukon

Councillors are volunteers and are not paid for their service, although reasonable out of pocket expenses are reimbursed. The Council President receives an honorarium set by Council.

Request for Council Action
Members may submit topics to Council for discussion by using the Request for Council Action form. Once completed, a copy of the form will be forwarded to the Council President, Secretary-Treasurer and to the Executive Director. Once received and reviewed, you will be contacted within two business days to let you know how and when the matter will proceed.

For information on how Council deliberates requests for consideration on any matter, please see Equity Council's Policies - GP-4 - Agenda Planning, Article 7

Council meetings in 2015

November 29 - December 1, 2015

in-person


Council meetings in 2016

*** Equity's National Annual General Meeting: FEBRUARY 22, 2016 ***

January 25, 2016

Teleconference

February 21-22, 2016

in-person

March 21, 2016

Teleconference

April 25, 2016

Teleconference

May 16, 2016

Teleconference

June 26-27, 2016

in-person

August 22, 2016

Teleconference

September 26, 2016

teleconference

October 30-31, 2016

in-person

November 28, 2016

teleconference


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