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We're organizing our Annual General Meeting for 2011!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 6pm EST
WHERE: Thomas Lounge in the Oakham House at Ryerson University (63 Gould Street), Toronto, with local meet-ups across the country, and online and by phone

Click here to watch live and participate
(starts 6pm EST on Wed, August 3)

Halifax meet-up

Montreal meet-up

Vancouver meet-up

You can participate in the AGM several ways:

1. By phone:

You can call in via a long list of local call-in numbers for free:

  • Calgary +1 403 770 9014
  • Edmonton +1 780 669 9258
  • Halifax +1 902 982 6930
  • Montreal +1 514 907 9065
  • Toronto +1 416 800 4317
  • Vancouver +1 778 786 8222
  • Victoria +1 250 483 0876
  • Winnipeg +1 204 272 8183
  • More numbers here

You can call in toll free at +1 866 662 0780.

In both instances, register in advance and receive your personal access code by clicking here: If you do not have time to register in advance, you can use the general access PIN of: 24710.

2. By Skype:

To join by Skype for free, click here to register, and then click on "Use Skype For Free" link that appears to the right of the registration box.

3. By chat & live video stream: See link at top of page

Everyone is welcome, though you must be a member to vote.

Annual General Meetings are where members come together to:

  • Discuss the past year's successes and challanges
  • Elect new board members
  • Propose and vote on policy
  • Approve the annual budget

The reason the Media Co-op is, well, a co-op, and not just a regular non-profit, is that we believe that members should have a say in developing the nature and activities of the organization. We try to leave room for this all year round, through things like the participatory budget and choosing the special issue topic, but the AGM provides the real forum for us to get together and decide on how we want to see the Media Co-op develop.


  1. Appointment of facilitator
  2. Appointment of secretary
  3. Approval of agenda
  4. Approval of minutes from 2010 AGM (below)
  5. Bylaw amendment of definition of contributor member in bylaws (below)
  6. Board elections (nominations closed; see candidates below)
  7. Presentation and adoption of financial statements 20010/11 fiscal year (see proposed Media Co-op Budget)
  8. Resolution to forgo an audit in favour of a compilation for the 2010/2011 financial year (below)
  9. Year in review: presentation and adoption of annual report (below)
  10. Presentation of budget for 2011/2012 fiscal year (below)
  11. Other business
  12. Adjournment

Nominations for the board are now Closed. We will be electing new Reader, Contributor and Editor representatives! Click here to meet this year's nominees.

July 21, 2010: Media Co-op AGM minutes

Dominion Newspaper Co-operative call for Board of Directors nominations [CLOSED]

Special Resolution to amend the definition of Contributor Member in Media Co-op Bylaws

Proposed 2011/12 Media Co-op Budget (PDF)

Resolution to forgo an audit in favour of a compilation for the 2011/2012 financial year

Media Co-op Bylaws

Thanks to CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy for sponsoring the space to hold our meeting in Toronto!

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