The business of CHRA is managed on behalf of the membership by a Board of Directors that consists of fourteen elected directors. Directors serve for three-year terms and elections take place annually prior to the Association's Annual General Meeting.
CHRA keeps an open dialogue with members about their priorities year-round; but the annual general meeting is your official opportunity to have your thoughts heard and voted on by members and put into action by the CHRA board and staff. Resolutions are due at CHRA 45 days prior to the Annual Meeting.
- Resolutions must deal with actions or positions to be taken by CHRA itself, or with CHRA's bylaws.
- Resolutions must reflect the mandate of CHRA, be relevant to CHRA policy and be national in scope.
- Resolutions may only be submitted by CHRA members, or CHRA's Board of Directors
- A representative from the organization bringing forward a resolution should attend the Annual General Meeting, and should be prepared to briefly present the resolution to the membership.
- For those resolutions which create new policy areas, change existing policy or have significant cost implications, the resolutions committee will forward the resolution to the CHRA Board for its recommendation of support, non-support or amendment.
- Resolutions should be written in a narrative format (as opposed to using 'whereas'), and should include the rationale, cost implications and a clear articulation of a policy position or action for CHRA to take.