2017 AGM Registration & Nominations



Dear Whitewater Ontario Members:

 On Saturday, November 25th, 2017 our Annual General Meeting will take place. Given the distance of our clubs and members we will host the AGM at two live locations:

  • Glashan Public School                        28 Arlington Avenue in Centretown Ottawa
  • Emergency Training Centre               827 Consilla Avenue in Peterborough

Our meeting will begin at 10:30a.m.   Registered participants are asked to arrive by 10:15 so we can verify attendance, complete the registration process, and prepare for the election.

As previously communicated, we are again adding an exciting and innovative component to our meeting with online access being available through GoToMeeting Video Conference to those members who have registered using this link:

AGM Registration Link:


All WO members attending the AGM must register for the meeting whether you plan to attend in person (Ottawa, Peterborough) or online (GTM).   Only those who have registered will be permitted to vote since the ballot will be sent out electronically for the Board Election.

Hard copies of the ballots will be available to those in attendance in Ottawa and Peterborough or you may use your own device to access email and vote online. The AGM in two locations will link using the GTM service from their respective boardrooms.

By using the GoToMeeting service WO members will be able to hear the audio portion of the AGM and be able to use the chat feature to communicate with the meeting's Technical Advisor in order to ask questions or make inquiries. As well the screen viewing function will allow online registrants to see the live copies of reports and documents.

Only those registered AGM attendees will receive the link to the election ballot. Members will be able to mark their ballots electronically and submit the form. The Technical Advisor will synthesize the submissions after the link is closed and present the election results as soon as possible.

This is the 3rd time we will utilize this format so we are aware there may still be some user issues along the way. However, this online tool has been effective at linking members and facilitating our organization to move forward in a new and exciting way.


The Nomination Process


You may self-nominate for any position or nominate another individual for any position on the Board but they will need to accept the nomination prior to being placed on the ballot. We recommend contacting individuals before nominating them to gauge their willingness and interest.

 To nominate yourself or someone whom you think would be a successful Board member, please click on the following link:

WO Board Nomination Form Link:



Nominations will be accepted electronically until the identified "Nominations Closed" item is reached on the agenda at the AGM. This will be done in advance of sending the voting link to registered members to ensure all candidates are included on the ballot.

 The WO Board:

Executive Committee


Directs operations, sets objectives, plans meetings and agendas, liaises with Directors, acts as WO spokesperson as needed

Vice President 

Supports activities of the Executive, supports President, Directors and Committee activities, may lead ad-hoc committees as needed


Works with secretary on WO administration and financial operations, approves committee budgets, maintains records and reports summaries at the AGM

Director Representative 

(appointed by Board from elected Directors)

Secretary (ex officio)

Takes meeting minutes, keeps records, responds to emails, manages membership database, coordinates activities and supports Executive and Committees)


Directors noted by (*) are responsible for recruitment, management, and leadership of their respective committees.

*Director of the Minden Wild Water Preserve (MWWP)

Leads MWWP management and operations

*Director of Advocacy
Coordinates advocacy efforts, liaises with local river advocates and leads communications with landowners, advocacy groups, and others.

*Director of Communications
Manages and monitors website, Facebook group and member communications through emails or newsletters.

*Director of Competition
Coordinates competitive events including slalom races.

*Director of Recreation
Represent and promote recreational paddling clubs and events.

*Director of Instruction

Manages and coordinates CKC Instruction program in Ontario.  

Director-at-Large (2)

The Directors-at-Large positions provide an opportunity for different voices on the board not necessarily aligned with any other existing WO Committees. They will work on new projects, ad hoc working groups, or on any other matters that arise over the course of the year as identified by the Board.

Non-Voting Members-at-Large (4)

Members at-Large support the activities of the Board and participate in ad hoc committees and WO working groups.



See you on the 25th.


Dave Gillespie



Download this file (AGM Minutes 2016-MINUTES.pdf)2016 AGM Meeting Minutes[Minutes from 2016 WO AGM ]110 kB
Download this file (Membership 2017 Oct.31.17 AGM Report.pdf)2017 WO Membership Report as at Oct.31.17[WO Membership numbers at Oct.31.17]47 kB

2017 WO AGM Meeting



Dear Whitewater Ontario Member:

The Annual General Meeting of Whitewater Ontario will be held on November 25th, 2017 in Peterborough and Ottawa with a "go-to-meeting" connection for Whitewater Ontario members in remote areas.

Details to follow.

2016 WO AGM Meeting Package Link

Whitewater Ontario AGM Meeting Package Link



2016 WO AGM Meeting Package


Dear WO Member:


Whitewater Ontario's Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 starting at 10:30a.m.

To encourage participation, WO members can attend the meeting on site in two locations (Ottawa or Peterborough) that will be linked using Go-to-Meeting. For those not able to travel to either of these locations, there will be an option to participate online.


Glashan PS
28 Arlington Ave


Emergency Training Centre

827 Consilla Ave


Please watch for further details on how WO members can participate in person or on line as well information on important AGM topics. 

We hope you can join us on the 19th.


Jim Tayler


AGM Meeting Package attachments:


Download this file (2016 AGM Registration and Nomination Notice-final.pdf)2016 AGM Registration & Nomination Notice & forms[Notice & forms for AGM Registration and Board Nominations]509 kB
Download this file (AGM Minutes 2015-MINUTES.pdf)2015 AGM Minutes[Minutes from 2015 AGM]94 kB
Download this file (Director of Communications.pdf)2016 Director of Communications Rerport[2016 Communications report]1635 kB
Download this file (Director of Competition Board Report 2016.pdf)2016 Competition Report[Director of Competition Board Report 2016 for AGM]55 kB
Download this file (Membership 2016-Nov.8.16 AGM Report.pdf)2016 WO Membership Report as at Nov.8.16[2016 Membership and Instructor numbers as at Nov.8.16 ]47 kB
Download this file (President's Report 2016.pdf)2016 President's Report[2016 President's annual report]254 kB
Download this file (Status of WO Governance Review.doc)2016 Governance Review Report[Status of the governance review process ]27 kB
Download this file (The Nomination Process complete.pdf)2016 Nomination Process & form link[Information regarding the 2016 WO Board nomination process & form link]81 kB
Download this file (WOAC year end 2016.pdf)2016 Advocacy Report[2016 Advocacy committee annual report]61 kB
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