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Elections

2017 CEC Elections – Results

In accordance with Section 1014 of BP&P, Central Escarpment Council, Scouts Canada has to elect three (3) voting representatives for the Scouts Canada Annual Meeting; two (2) Voting Members at Large and one (1) Youth Voting Member.

In the event that the Deputy Elections Officer does not receive three or more valid nominations, at least one of which is for a youth, for the available positions, the Deputy Elections Officer shall inform the Chief Elections Officer that a vacancy exists for the position for which insufficient valid nominations have been received.

Upon being informed that a vacancy exists, and if he or she is satisfied that the notice of election provisions of this Policy have been complied with, the Chief Elections Officer shall appoint the following to fill the vacancies

  • Council Youth Commissioner (Deanna Di Vitto)
  • Council Commissioner (David Frederick)
  • The position shall remain vacant until the following year’s election.

For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer or the Scouts Canada Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike cpike@scouts.ca

For Central Escarpment Council, the Deputy Elections Officer is David Wiebe and can be reached at cec_elections@scouts.ca

2017 Central Escarpment Council Election – Call for Nominations

Scouts Canada is a corporation created by an Act of Parliament. Each Council has a say in the governance processes of the corporation through three voting members who are elected pursuant to Policy 1014. All Scouts Canada members born before December 31, 2003, are eligible to serve as Voting Members and to vote for their Council’s Voting Members.

The Voting Members represent Councils at the Scouts Canada Annual General Meeting and vote on a series of governance resolutions, including the election of the Board of Governors. They also represent their Councils at Special Meetings, if one is called during their term. Council Voting Members are elected for a one-year term. One of the three Voting Member positions is reserved for a youth member, but it should be noted that all three Voting Members from a Council may be youth members. By-law No. 2 defines youth members as those who are under the age of 27 years on September 1, 2017.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on November 18, 2017, in Toronto. Councils may ask their Voting Members to attend by webcast, video conference, or teleconference. Online voting facilities are made available for this purpose.

Candidate Eligibility

A Candidate must:

  • be an Ordinary Member and be registered and active within the Council that he or she proposes to represent;
  • be nominated in writing by 5 Ordinary Members who are registered with the same Council as the Candidate;
  • have attained the age of 14 years in the calendar year in which the election is conducted.

Filing a Nomination

Interested members may download a Nomination Form here. Nominations must be submitted to the Chief Elections Officer via e-mail (elections@scouts.ca) no later than 5:00 PM EST, May 22, 2017. A Candidate may make a Candidate Statement of no more than 750 words for distribution to the Ordinary Members. A Candidate Statement may contain external links and must be capable of being reproduced in a digital file format which when printed will not exceed one 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

Voting Process

Policy 1014 governs the voting process. Information about the voting process, timelines and frequently asked questions can be found here. The voting uses the single transferable vote system. Voters rank candidates in order of preference. This process is explained in more detail here. All Ordinary Members born prior to December 31, 2003 may may participate in electing their Council’s Voting Representatives. Voting will be online through MyScouts.ca; please ensure that your MyScouts account has been setup. Detailed instructions as to how to vote will be sent out closer to the date of the election period.

There are two main parts to this year’s process:

  • Call for Nominations is open from April 22, 2017 until May 22, 2017.
  • Voting opens on June 1, 2017 and closes on June 22, 2017.

The Chief Elections Officer will announce results within seven days after voting closes.

Have questions?

For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer David Wiebe elections@scouter.ca or Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike at elections@scouts.ca.

CEC Elections 2016 – Results Announced

The following members have been acclaimed as the three voting representatives for Central Escarpment Council.

  • Frank Egan
  • Andrew Obee
  • Deanna DiVito

Therefore, no election is necessary in Central Escarpment Council.

For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer, or the Scouts Canada Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike cpike@scouts.ca

For Central Escarpment Council, the Deputy Elections Officer is David Wiebe and can be reached at cec_elections@scouts.ca

2016 Central Escarpment Council Election – Call for Nominations

Voting Members for the 2016-17 Scouting Year

Scouts Canada has started the process to elect three (3) voting representatives from each Council to the Scouts Canada Annual Meeting. All registered Adults and Youth members 14 years and older should have received an email. The voting process is governed by Policy 1014. Information about the voting process, timelines, and frequently asked questions can be found at www.scouts.ca/elections

There are two main parts to this year’s process:

 

Call for Nominations
April 17 – May 16, 2016, at noon local time
Candidates to submit Candidates Statements to Deputy Elections Officer by May 23rd, 2016 at noon local time

 

Voting Period
Opens May 26th, 2016
Closes June 16th, 2016
Announcement of the results will be published on the Council Website June 26th

Council Voting Representatives shall serve in such capacity for a one (1) year period commencing on the date of their election and shall be deemed to be a Voting Member for all purposes of Scouts Canada’s By-law during their tenure as a Council Voting Representative, and are entitled to vote at such annual general meetings or special meetings of Members as shall occur during their tenure.

 

Call For Nominations
People who are interested in applying to be one of their Council’s Voting Representatives can download a Nomination form 2016 Council Nomination Form (Doc)  2016 Council Nomination Form (PDF)

 

A Candidate must:

Be an Ordinary Member and be registered and active with the Council that he or she proposes to represent; Be nominated in writing by 5 Ordinary Members who are registered with the same Council as the Candidate; Have attained the age of 14 years in the calendar year in which the election is conducted.
Please review the Requirements and Conditions listed on the Nomination Form.

Nominations must be submitted to the Scouts Canada Central Escarpment Council Deputy Election Officer via e-mail (cec_elections@scouts.ca) no later than noon, Monday, May 16th, 2016

 

Voting Process

The voting uses the single transferable vote system. It is fairly simple for the voters; they simply rank the candidates in order of preference. There is a one minute YouTube video which explains STV. If you go there, you will see links to many more videos that discuss STV in more depth if you are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqYVlB0UP0
All Ordinary Members 14 years and older may participate in electing their Council’s Voting Representatives.

Voting will be online through MyScouts.ca; please ensure that your myscouts account has been setup. Detailed instructions as to how to vote will be sent out closer to the date of the election period.

 

Have questions?

For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer, or the Scouts Canada Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike (cpike@scouts.ca)

For Central Escarpment Council, the Deputy Elections Officer is David Wiebe and can be reached at cec_elections@scouts.ca