The governance of Equity is managed by a national Council of 22 representatives, elected from across Canada, assisted by a slate of advisory committees.
Elections will be held in those constituencies where the slate of candidates is sufficient to require it: British Columbia and the Yukon, Ontario, Eastern Ontario and Outaouais, and Quebec. Nominated candidates in all other regions have been acclaimed.
Election voter instruction kits have now been mailed to the Equity membership.
Life and Regular members, in good standing and resident in an electoral region in Canada, are eligible to vote in Equity's Council elections for the 2012-2015 term.
Voting for the 2012-2015 Council term will be by electronic methods only. Telephone and Internet voting opens Friday, October 5 and closes on Wednesday, October 31. Only those votes cast prior to 5:00 p.m. PT on October 31 will be counted. The election results will be announced on Thursday, November 1.
Any voter who does not receive a ballot by Wednesday, October 10, 2012 is encouraged to contact Equity's National Office for assistance.
Nominations are now closed.
Equity's President Allan Teichman, speaking on behalf of Council, expressed the Association's appreciation to the nominated candidates adding "The members need and deserve a strong Council, and the number of
members willing to take on that responsibility is an encouraging sign for the coming term."
Equity is dedicated to the election of a Council that is representative of the diverse membership of the Association. Council encourages members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability and
women to seek nomination for election.
President Allan Teichman reports on Council's recent Bylaw changes.