CSA AGM: Annual General Meeting

Thank you for attending the 2022 CSA AGM!

If you were a prize winner, CSA staff will contact you shortly to arrange pick up. 

We'll see you next year for the 2023 AGM!!

Exercise Your Rights!

An annual general meeting is a meeting of the general membership of an organization.

During the CSA’s AGM, undergraduate members review the organization’s performance, discuss our future strategies, vote on policy and bylaw changes that have been made by the Board of Directors since the previous AGM, and discuss business items (motions) made by undergraduates like you. It's also an opportunity to review, discuss and approve our audited financial statements, approve the CSA auditor for next year, and ask questions of CSA Executive and staff.

How to Participate in the AGM

The CSA uses Robert's Rules and an external Chair to conduct our Board and Member Meetings in order to run a fair and democratic process. If you are unfamiliar with Robert's Rules, then please see the attached resources (below) including the "How to Participate" and "Robert's Rules Cheatsheet" pdfs, to provide you with a basic understanding of how Robert's Rules work.  

It's Your Meeting!

If at any time during the AGM you have a question, or are unsure of how to proceed, simply raise your hand in Microsoft Teams, wait for the Chair to recognize you, and then ask your question! 

Want to Submit Business Items to the AGM Agenda?

Business is conducted at CSA Board Meetings and Member Meetings in the form of Motions. A motion is a formal proposal by a member to do something and is the basis of the group decision-making process. A motion focuses the group on what is being decided and is phrased in a way to take an action or express an opinion.

The CSA wants to hear from you and encourages undergraduate students to submit motions (business items) to the AGM agenda for members to discuss and vote on.

Reach out to the Policy & Transition Manager (PTM) to receive support on crafting your motion and to support you in the process of submitting business items to the AGM. Remember that it's YOUR meeting and submitting business items to the agenda is your right!

For more information, please see 'How to Submit a Motion to the AGM 2022' and '2022 AGM Motion Template & Examples' documents below and contact the PTM at csaptm@uoguelph.ca.

Want to learn more about CSA motions? Check out typical CSA motions by reviewing board minutes here.


If you require accommodation to attend the AGM, or have any questions, please contact the Policy & Transition Manager (PTM) asap csaptm@uoguelph.ca.

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Friday, April 1st, 2022 9:31 AM