Board of Directors

Highlights from the ACER-CART Board of Directors

Virtual Meeting – February 1, 2024

Please be aware that “Highlights from the ACER-CART Board of Directors” are not the official minutes from the meetings.

Future of ACER-CART – The reconstituted executive believes that ACER-CART can continue as a strong voice in support of the well-being of retired educators and seniors throughout Canada.

Corporate Change Recommendations:

  • Future executive to be increased to 7 members – president, vice-president, past president, 2 members from the Eastern provinces and 2 members from the Western provinces.
  • Terms of office to be 2 years with elections in the even years.
  • In-person Annual General Meetings to occur every two years in the even years (2024, 2026, 2028) beginning in June 2024.
  • Virtual (Zoom) AGMs with an abbreviated agenda to occur in the odd years (2025, 2027, 2029).
  • Regional Conferences hosted by the Members to be held in the odd years (2025, 2027, 2029) at a time convenient to the hosts.
  • Changes in By-laws, Constitution, and Protocols will be available at the Board of Directors meeting held via Zoom in April. (Member presidents, directors, alternates, and executive directors)

Priorities for 2024:   

  • National Pharmacare Program
  • Aging in Place

AGM 2024

  • Special AGM to be held on Thursday, June 6 beginning at 1:00 pm.
  • Meeting to be held at the CTF building to be more cost efficient.
  • Guest speaker following the special AGM.
  • AGM to continue Friday, June 7 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • AGM banquet to be held at the Delta Hotel beginning at 6:30 Friday evening of June 7, 2024.

Strategic Plan

  • Members to complete SWOT analysis with their executive and return results by the end of April 2024.
  • Results to be reviewed by the executive and brought back to the Board.

Nominations

  • Application forms for nominations for the 2024 Elections to be sent out to Members in April.

National Pensioners Federation

  • ACER-CART to work collaboratively with the National Pensioners Federation on national projects/issues affecting seniors in Canada.

National Pharmacare Program letter-writing campaign

  • Links to the NEW MODE letter-writing campaign and the support letter from the ACER-CART president to be located on the home page.