Elections and nominations

The day you purchased your $5 MEC membership, you became part of a community that’s now four million members strong. You also became a shareholder in this Co-op. Your vote is both a right and a responsibility, and electing representatives you trust to provide informed oversight, passionate stewardship, and sound decision-making is an essential part of securing a vibrant future for MEC.

What you’re voting on

You choose the individuals you’d like to oversee your Co-op on the Board of Directors. Board members are the elected stewards of MEC, and serve three-year terms with the option to run again for a second term. Each year, members elect three candidates to sit on the nine-member Board. The candidates who receive the first, second, and third largest number of votes are elected.

Members also have the opportunity to vote on certain resolutions. Resolutions can provide direction to the Board, change our Rules of Co-operation, and affect the way we do business.


As a retail co-op, MEC is owned by its members and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors elected by the membership. Our goal is strong and balanced leadership, and our nominations process helps us get there.


The nominations period for the 2018 election is now closed.


We’re looking for people to run for our Board who possess the skills, experience and values needed for MEC to continue to grow and succeed in an increasingly competitive and complex retail environment. Three directors are elected annually and serve for a three-year term, with the option of running for a second term.


MEC’s Nominations Committee assesses all nominees to ensure they meet the minimum eligibility criteria. The Board must recommend between 4 and 9 of the candidates based on the extent to which they meet MEC’s current needs.

Key Dates
Call for nominations begins October 10, 2017
Deadline to submit nominations and acceptance of nomination November 27, 2017 at 12 noon Pacific Time
Screening process including interviews and Nomination Committee and Board review November 2017 – January 2018
Nominees confirmed as candidates February 2018
2018 Election begins April 26, 2018
2018 Election finishes May 24, 2018
2018 AGM June 21, 2018


Need more information?

If you have questions, please contact the MEC Governance Office at governance@mec.ca or call us at (604) 707-2346.