Notice of CWCA/ACCR 12th Annual General Meeting agenda and calls for nominations – Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:45am – 1:15pm

Dear members of the Canadian Writing Centres Association / L’Association canadienne des centres de rédaction (CWCA/ACCR):

12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting

The 12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting will be held during the second day of our annual conference, on Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:45am – 1:15pm at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 
CWCA/ACCR AGM agenda, May 31, 2019 (pdf).
Here are the minutes from last year’s (11th) AGM
for approval at this year’s AGM.

This post serves as thirty (30) days’ notice of proposed changes to the CWCA/ACCR bylaws to be voted on at the 12th CWCA/ACCR Annual General Meeting. It also serves as thirty (30) days’ notice of calls for nominations for CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors positions.

Proposed CWCA/ACCR bylaw changes
The following are proposed changes to bylaw 5.9:
1. refine the descriptions of existing roles,
2. remove the role of IWCA representative as a standalone position, and
3. add the role of Membership Chair.

Additionally, changes to bylaw 1.2, which defines the board, are proposed to reflect the proposed changes to bylaw 5.9.

Here are complete descriptions of the proposed bylaw changes. The current descriptions of existing positions are available in section 5.9 of the CWCA/ACCR bylaws.

Nominations for the CWCA/ACCR Board of Directors
The following positions are up for election at the AGM:

  • Vice President
  • Membership Chair (a new role)
  • Member-at-large (2 positions)
  • Francophone Representative

Nominations can be made in advance via email to either Heather Fitzgerald, CWCA/ACCR President ( or Nadine Fladd, CWCA/ACCR Secretary (, or they can be made from the floor during the AGM.

A reminder that regular (non-constitutional) agenda items are due by May 11th, 2019. Please email items to either Heather or Nadine (above) by the deadline.

Nadine Fladd
CWCA/ACCR Secretary