2024 Annual General Meeting

Click here to download the Draft Agenda for the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

The BC Métis Federation is hosting its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Victoria on Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. All members are encouraged to attend. To celebrate BCMF’s 13th year, a Métis Kitchen Party will be held after the AGM from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided for delegates.

Please note that the AGM will be an in-person event only. There will be no online option for participation.

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The AGM will be held at the Parkside Hotel and Spa in Victoria.

Special Resolutions

Special Resolutions must be submitted 14 days in advance of the AGM. Any member wishing to submit a Special Resolution should do so by emailing it to Jacquie Swaisland, BC Mètis Federation Secretary, at J.Swaisland@BCMetis.com.

  1. SR-2024-1 – Extending the term of Directors from two years to four years
    1. Submitted by the BCMF Board of Directors
    2. As set out in item 3.3.1 of the BCMF Board of Directors Policy Manual, the current term for Directors is two years. This resolution seeks to extend the term for elected Directors to four years.

Board of Directors Election

Nine Director positions are up for election this year:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • At Large Board Members (five)

Nominations are now open for the BC Métis Federation Board of Directors election, to be held at the Annual General Meeting in September. BCMF members are invited to make a difference in the future of BCMF and shape the direction of the federation by standing for election to the Board of Directors.

To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be a Full BCMF member in good standing and a BC resident for at least the 12 months preceding the election. Additionally, all candidates must submit the nomination form, a nominee statement, and a criminal record check.

Completed nomination forms must be emailed to nominations@BCMetis.com no later than 5:00 pm on August 7, 2024.  The nomination form for interested candidates can be downloaded from the BCMF website.

Please note that the voting in the election will be conducted in-person only. There will be no option for online or mail-in voting.

Draft Agenda

AGM Registration 8:00-9:30 AM

1. 9:00 AM – Opening Prayer – Métis Elder

2. 9:10 AM – Métis Fiddle Music – Rene Therrien

3. Opening Remarks 9:15 AM

  • a) Vice President Mr. Rene Therrien
  • b) President Keith Henry

4. 9:20 AM Call to Order – Verification of Quorum

5. 9:25 AM – Approval of AGM Chair

6. 9:30 AM – Approval of Draft Agenda

7. 9:35 AM Resolutions (if required)  Resolutions submitted 14 days in advance to the BC Mètis Federation Secretary Jacquie Swaisland (J.Swaisland@BCMetis.com)

8. 9:40 AM Review/Approve BC Métis Federation 12th AGM Draft Minutes

  • a) September 23rd, 2023

9. 9:45 AM – BC Métis Federation Reporting 2023-2024

  • a) Annual Report – April 1st, 2023 – March 31st, 2024 President Keith Henry
  • b) BC Métis Federation Financial Statements April 1st , 2023- March 31st, 2024 Sean Reid, KPMG
  • c) Appointment of Auditor for 2024-2025

10:30 AM – Break  

10. 10:45 AM – BC Métis Federation 2024-2025 Action Plan

  • a) 2024-2025 Action Plan Progress – Key Performance Indicators

11. 11:20 AM – 2025-2028 BC Metis Federation Strategic Plan – Updated Vision

Lunch 12:00 PM

12. 1:00 PM – BC Métis Federation Board Election

  • a) President
  • b) Vice President
  • c) Secretary
  • d) Treasurer
  • e) 5 At Large Board Members

Break 2:30 PM

13. 2:45 PM – BC Métis Federation Committees

  • a) Youth
  • b) Elders
  • c) Women

14. 3:00 PM – BC Métis Federation 2024-2025 Priority Initiatives Update

  • a) Legal Declaration Case Update
  • b) Pacific Northwest Métis Research
  • c) Spark Métis Program
  • d) Coastal Water Protectors
  • e) Michif Language
  • f) Métis Child, Youth, and Families
  • g) 2024-2025 Membership
  • h) Project Coming Home
  • i) Métis Housing
  • j) Emergency Assistance Program
  • k) BC Métis Federation Greg Mazur Scholarship Program

15. 4:50 PM – Adjournment

16. 4:55 PM – Closing Prayer

Please note that there will be an evening Métis Kitchen Party to Celebrate following the closing of the Annual General Meeting from 6:30 – 10:00 PM. Dinner will be provided for delegates.

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