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 Board.

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.

BOARD NOMINATIONS

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.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The nominations period for the 2017 election is now closed.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

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.

NOMINATIONS PROCESS

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.

Call for nominations

Call for nominations begins October 11, 2016
Deadline to submit nominations and acceptance of nomination November 28, 2016
Screening process including interviews and Nomination Committee and Board review December, 2016 – January, 2017
Nominees confirmed as candidates February, 2017
2017 Election begins April 27, 2017
2017 Election finishes May 25, 2017
2017 AGM June 22, 2017

Need more information?

If you have questions, please contact the MEC Governance Office at governance@mec.ca or call us at 604.707.2346.