We acknowledge that Greater involvement of people with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) is never achieved once and for all; it is a goal and commitment that must be continually renewed. GIPA is a practice, not a project, and is similar to all other accountabilities of healthy HIV organizing and service delivery. Our practices in AIDS service organizations (ASOs) must be continually re-evaluated in light of the changing realities of HIV/AIDS and of those living with it.
To learn more about the Ontario Accord, click here.
Posted on 15. Apr, 2014 by Michele Cherry.
In accordance with OAN By-Law #3, Section 6.04(a)(v) which states:
At least 60 days prior to the annual Members’ meeting, the Governance Committee shall send to the Members a list of the candidates duly nominated and vetted by the Governance Committee.
Below is the list of candidates that have put forward nominations for the seats up for election:
At-Large Non-Designated Seat – Richard Hubley
Central Non-Designated Seat – Joanne Lindsay
Western Designated Seat – Les Bowman
Eastern Designated Seat – Nominations will be accepted from the floor; nomination forms will be provided at the meeting
By-Law #3, section 6.04(e) Nominations from the floor states:
(i) A person may be nominated from the floor at the annual Members’ Meeting
(ii) Nominations for Regional Director or Declared PHA Regional Director must be made by submitting a nomination, in writing, signed by at least three (3) Regular Members through their Voting Representatives or non-voting participants present who are present at the meeting.
(iii) Nominations for Declared PHA At-Large Director or At-Large Director must be made by submitting a nomination, in writing, signed by at least three (3) Regular Members through their Voting Representatives or non-voting participants present who are present at the meeting.
As a reminder, this year’s Members’ Meeting and AGM are June 13 & 14, 2014 respectively. The formal Notice of Meeting will be sent out in May.
We look forward to welcoming you in June.
Chair, Governance Committee
Posted on 14. Mar, 2014 by jeremy.
Below is a list of OAN regular member agencies according to region as well as nomination forms for the seats up for election this year. It’s always nice to know who is in your region when discussing potential board nominations, as each regional caucus will have the responsibility to endorse candidates for election at the AGM. Anyone who is a voting representative or non-voting participant appointed by Regular Members in good standing of the Ontario AIDS Network is eligible to apply or be nominated. The “Designated” seats are open to those people who are living with HIV and are comfortable disclosing their status publicly. Non-Designated seats are open to anyone, regardless of HIV status. Please take a moment to review the list below and consider plans to nominate qualified candidates in your region, or run yourself for election to the board.
The seats up for election this year are:
Here are some ways that you can help populate our board vacancies:
- Look to other agencies in your region which may have gone through this process before for advice and potential help identifying qualified candidates.
- Post OAN election details in your agency newsletters, and on websites and bulletin boards.
- Consult an OAN board member for assistance in completing any documents and to review election guidelines and by laws.
- Executive Directors are encouraged to connect with their staff and volunteers about any individuals who may come recommended for participation on the OAN Board.
- Connect with existing OAN Board Members in order to obtain information about the OAN board experience and election process.
Each voting member belongs to a regional caucus and has the opportunity to have input and endorse candidates for election to the board. Regular members also have the right to send up to two delegates to the AGM; if two are sent, one must be a PHA.
Please keep in mind that the deadline for nomination form submissions is Friday April 11 2014.
For any additional information please contact me at the email address below.
Governance Chair, OAN Board of Directors
Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by jeremy.
The deadline for submissions is: March 21st, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Posted on 28. Feb, 2014 by jeremy.
The deadline for submissions is: Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by jeremy.