NSCN Annual Meeting

NSCN’s first Annual Meeting is coming up on October 1, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. To protect the safety of the public, registrants, the Board, and our staff, this year’s meeting will be online. Registration opens Monday, August 31, 2020 and you can register here as a voting delegate or non-voting delegate.

Registrants can choose to register as either a voting delegate, or a non-voting delegate. Each voting delegate has one (1) vote. 

Registering as a voting delegate allows registrants to vote on:

  1. Motions arising out of the business of the NSCN Annual Meeting pursuant to By-law 23(5)(a).
  2. Resolutions proposed pursuant to By-law 26, and related motions arising out of such resolutions.
  3. Any other motions consistent with the objectives of the College where at least two-thirds of the voting body approve of the motion being brought forward pursuant to By-Law 23(5)(c). 

Prior to the NSCN Annual Meeting, the Chair of the Board, Charmaine McPherson, will appoint a Chief scrutineer who will oversee the function of scrutineers and perform other functions as set out in the By-laws or otherwise determined by the Chair. 

How can you submit motions for consideration?

Registrants who wish to raise motions as noted above have the following options:

  1. Submit the motion seven days prior to the NSCN Annual Meeting online with the mover and seconder identified, in accordance with instructions issued by NSCN in advance of the commencement of the NSCN Annual Meeting
  2. Submit the motion through the online platform no more than 30-minutes following the start of the NSCN Annual Meeting, with the mover and seconder identified, in accordance with instructions issued by NSCN in advance of the commencement of the NSCN Annual Meeting

Where a motion has been properly received as set out above, the Board Chair or other presiding officer shall call for a vote to determine if the motion may be advanced for discussion at the NSCN Annual Meeting, and at least two-thirds of the voting delegates must agree that the motion may be discussed before it can be considered.

Have a motion you would like submitted for consideration? You can submit your motion here in accordance to requirements noted as follows:

By-Laws 26 (4)
A motion must be made prior to voting on a matter that requires a vote under these by-laws, and a motion shall be moved and seconded by registrants who hold a practising license.

Resolutions for the 2020 NSCN Annual Meeting

Registrants have an opportunity to submit resolutions to be considered for voting at the NSCN Annual Meeting pursuant to By-law 26. A call for resolutions was issued on February 26, 2020 with no resolutions received.  

Apply to be an NSCN Annual Meeting Scrutineer

We are looking for two NSCN Annual Meeting Scrutineers to lend a hand for the 2020 NSCN Annual Meeting. Scrutineers are required to count votes at the NSCN Annual Meeting and play a key role in capturing accurate resolutions from the audience.

While the event will be held online, we will be streaming the meeting from our office where votes will be counted. To thank you for your time, scrutineers are provided with an accommodation and mileage subsidy to Halifax to cover their required expenses to attend the meeting. Previous experience attending an annual meeting of one of the two legacy Colleges as a voting delegate or as a scrutineer is required. 

If you are interested in becoming a 2020 NSCN Annual Meeting scrutineer and lending approximately 1 hour of your time on the afternoon of October 1, 2020, please submit your name to Darlene Martin, NSCN Executive Assistant, at annual.meeting@nscn.ca by September 7, 2020. 

While we’ll be gathering online rather than in person, the meeting itself will still look very similar to what you have seen in previous years. Registrants can choose to register as either a voting delegate, or a non-voting delegate. Each voting delegate has one (1) vote. 

Registering as a voting delegate allows registrants to vote on:

  1. Motions arising out of the business of the NSCN Annual Meeting pursuant to By-law 23(5)(c).
  2. Resolutions proposed pursuant to By-law 26, and related motions arising out of such resolutions.
  3. Any other motions consistent with the objectives of the College where at least two-thirds of the voting body approve of the motion being brought forward pursuant to By-law 23(5)(c).  

Please refer to NSCN’s Voting Rules for the Annual Meeting

Our NSCN Annual Meetings are open to the public, providing an opportunity to learn important information about how we are meeting our mandate and the role of NSCN. Register today as a non-voting delegate to attend our annual meeting on October 1.  

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Martin, NSCN Executive Assistant at annual.meeting@nscn.ca.