It’s that time of year again!! Each year we hold elections for half of our provincial director positions. This is a volunteer position, and each term is for two years unless otherwise indicated. Things are a little different again this year as Covid_19 has impacted every Canadian from coast to coast. Federal mandates also mean that not everyone can travel. For these reasons, the AGM will be completely virtual once again this year and more on that will be provided in the coming weeks as we strive to ensure we are inclusive of all our members across the country. We really want to get back to in-person AGM's, and we will, when the time is right.
At the CCFR it is important to us to not get in a rut with having the same leadership team for years, if not decades. This fosters an unhealthy environment and leads to individuals growing hungry for power over an organization. At the same time, there is great value in having some directors remain on for consistency and to add some historical elements. For these reasons, each year we have half of our Director seats come open for election at the AGM.
For those interested in taking a more active role in advocacy at the CCFR, here is everything you need to know:
First – here are the provincial director seats that are up for nomination this AGM:
British Columbia - 1 seat
Alberta - 1 seat
Manitoba - 1 seat
Ontario - 1 seat
Quebec - 1 seat
Yukon/NWT/Nunavut - 1 seat
Outside Canada - 1 seat
To run for the office of Director for the CCFR, you must;
have been a member of the CCFR in good standing at the AGM and prior to January 1, 2022
have power under Canadian law to sign legally binding contracts and documents
not have a criminal record for which you have not received a pardon from
be a resident of the province you are nominated in
not be in a state of personal bankruptcy
be nominated by 2 other CCFR members in your province who personally know you
Qualifications of Directors: Directors shall be individuals, eighteen (18) or more years of age, who have not been declared incapable by a court of Canada or in another country, who do not have the status of bankruptcy, and are Members in good standing of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights and of the group entitled to elect that Director. Interested individuals should possess the qualities and skill sets necessary to participate in the operation of a national corporation.
The nomination form must be filled in and returned to the CCFR office either by mail or via email at the addresses provided on the form no later than May 15, 2022 at 18:00EST. The form MUST be accompanied by a good quality digital photo of yourself (headshot) AND a minimum 250 word bio, outlining your experience, detailing why you think you would be a good candidate and what reasons you have for wanting to serve on the CCFR Board of Directors. The information you provide in your bio will be what is sent to members on an electronic voting ballot should a contest occur in your province. It will be their main incentive for voting for you so craft accordingly.
Nominations submitted without the completed form, bio and photo will be considered ineligible and will be excluded from the election.
**You must be a member in good standing of the CCFR on or before March 01, 2022 to be nominated for a position, vote on business matters or vote for a director for your province at the 2022 CCFR AGM (virtual) to be held on June 25, 2022.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights aims to be a strong and reputable, public-facing voice for Canadian firearms owners. We are committed to maintaining our current rights and freedoms while continuing to push as a mobilizing and organizational force for positive legislative change.