Join the 2024 election and resolutions committee

The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is looking for volunteers to join the elections and resolutions committee (ERC) for the mandate ending January 2025. 

You can find further details about the role and responsibilities of the committee in CAPE’s Constitution and Bylaws on the CAPE website. Bylaw #3 and article 15 of the Constitution will help you familiarize yourself with the work of the ERC. 

If you are interested in championing CAPE's democratic process and governance, please submit your application to be considered!  

>> Submit your application 

Members wishing to join the committee should complete the registration form here. 

Candidates have until Thursday, June 27 at 5:00 p.m. ET to submit their applications. 

>> 2024 responsibilities 

Responsibilities in 2024 will be lighter than during national election years: 

  • By-elections will be held this year to fill 2-3 vacant seats on the National Executive Committee (NEC) for the remainder of its mandate ending December 2026.  
  • Members are also welcome to submit resolutions which the ERC will need to review. 

>> Committee meetings 

The committee will determine the frequency of its meetings. All meetings will take place via teleconference or videoconference unless required otherwise. 

>> National support 

As per the bylaws, the national office will support the committee in all its activities, including secretarial support and translation. 

>> Mandatory training 

Committee members will receive mandatory training. All costs will be covered by CAPE. Leaves of absence will be reimbursed by CAPE in the form of salary, as will all related expenses. This also applies for all committee activities during working hours, when necessary. Most meeting, trainings and other activities can be conducted virtually. 

>> Restrictions 

To maintain and protect the neutrality of the committee, committee members cannot be or become a member of the NEC while sitting on this committee, nor can they second the nomination of NEC candidates, volunteer to serve as deputy returning officers for candidates, or support candidates in any manner whatsoever. 

In addition, members of the committee shall not publicly divulge their opinion on a resolution. However, committee members do retain their overall right to vote. 

>> Call for diversity 

Our membership reflects Canadian diversity and so should our association. We strongly encourage racialized members, members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, women, persons with a disability, and members of Indigenous communities or other equity-deserving groups to volunteer with us.


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