Volunteer for the 2023 Elections and Resolutions Committee!

The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is looking for volunteers to join the Elections and Resolutions Committee (ERC), one of its most important committees.

This committee organizes and oversees election and voting processes, including proposed changes to the constitution and by-laws.

2023 is a pivotal year for CAPE. Not only will all members be invited to elect a new president, but they will also be invited to vote on new directors who will serve on the National Executive Committee, for the next three-year mandate, 2024-2027.

The ERC will play a critical role in ensuring the elections and the votes go smoothly and are conducted in compliance with CAPE’s constitution and bylaws. If you are interested in championing CAPE's democratic process and governance, we encourage you to join.

Please follow the instructions provided below to submit your application, no later than Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 5:00 PM, EST.

  1. Call for diversity!

Our membership reflects Canadian diversity and so should our association!

We strongly encourage racialized members, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, women, persons with a disability and members of Indigenous communities or other equity-deserving groups to volunteer with us.

  1. The Committee’s Mandate

The mandate is for one year and consists of organizing and overseeing all election and voting processes, with the exception of the ratification of tentative collective agreements.

You will be supported by a team from the national office along the way. Training will also be provided in early spring to all selected members.

  1. Submission of applications and form

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

Candidates have until Thursday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m. EST to submit their applications.

  1. Committee Meetings

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

  1. National Support

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

  1. Mandatory Training

Selected committee members will receive mandatory training in the early spring of 2023. All costs will be covered by CAPE. Leave of absence will be reimbursed by CAPE in the form of salary, as well as all related expenses. This also applies for all activities of the committee during working hours, when necessary. Most meeting, trainings and other activities can be conducted virtually.

  1. More Information

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

  1. Restrictions apply

To maintain and protect the neutrality of to committee, members of the committee cannot be or become a member of the National Executive Committee (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.


To learn more about the Committee, visit our website or contact us at: general@acep-cape.ca.