The nomination and election process, set out in the CRKN by-laws under sections 9(1-8), was amended on October 5, 2011 at the AGM to be compliant with the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Nominations are currently being received from voting members. Eight Board members will be elected from four categories to provide representation from the diverse national membership. Two appointments will be made, bringing the new Board size to ten persons.
Elections will be conducted electronically during the week of January 23, 2012. A Board meeting will be held on February 3, 2012 to bring the old and new Boards together for a hand-off meeting. CRKN is one of the first Not-for-Profit organizations making governance changes to comply with the new legislation.