Special Member Vote
The motion to adopt a new membership structure for Sonography Canada passes
The motion to adopt new membership categories, rights and responsibilities via amendments to Sonography Canada’s Constitution and Bylaws was ratified when the voting period closed on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.
In order for the motion to pass, Sonography Canada needed over 10% of the eligible voting members (542 individuals) to participate, and for at least 50% plus one person’s vote to support the motion. When the results were tallied, 19% of eligible voters cast their vote, almost double our requirement to achieve quorum. Of these, 56% cast their vote in favour of the motion.
As a result, Sonography Canada will now proceed with the implementation phase. The intention is to align our efforts with the timelines for the upcoming membership renewal process scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2020. A proactive communications plan explaining the membership structure changes and implementation process will be initiated with sonographers, employers, and all other relevant stakeholders early in the new year.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we’d like to thank all those who actively participated in this special member vote. Your feedback is extremely important to us. This is why we have, and will continue to, carefully review and consider the comments and concerns expressed by members via the online voting platform and/or via email messages to the national office.
Sonography Canada is pleased with the outcome of the vote which paves the way for the association to grow and further support its members and our profession. We remain committed to promoting the value of our credentials and the high-quality standards our association has come to be known for. We also commit to transparent, timely and ongoing communications throughout the implementation process.
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