MNBC Annual General Meeting 2019 Official Notice

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Welcome to the official site for the 2019 MNBC Annual General Meeting!

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), in accordance with the MNBC Constitution, has served official notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

Métis Nation BC 2019 AGM will take place at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, located at 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, on Friday, September 13th.  Opening Ceremonies will commence on Friday afternoon, and the business of the AGM will continue through to Sunday the 15th.  

AGM Highlights & Events:

MNBC AGM Live Stream - REGISTER TODAY!

MNBC is excited to offer the very first live stream of the Annual General Meeting!  To register, please visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9EnMN1FnSteS8TGF8ovR3w   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live stream.  We look forward to having you join us!


AGM 2019 Business Agenda & Schedule of Events.

There are many great highlights and events taking place at this year's AGM. 

Please review the Schedule of Meetings & Events to learn more AGM 2019 Business Agenda & Schedule of Events.

Among the many highlights, the MNBC Ministry of Métis Women BC is hosting two very important presentations: the Be More than a Bystander (BMTAB) Presentation and the Sashing our Warriors (SOW) Presentation on Friday, September 13th at the AGM.

BMTAB participation: Male-identifying attendees are encouraged to participate in this presentation hosted by Ending Violence Association BC (EVA BC) and facilitated by the BC Lions (JR LaRose & Will Loftus). The BMTAB presentation will focus on the importance of creating a safe environment for individuals, what it means to be more than a bystander, and how people can initiate change. 

SOW participation: Woman-identifying attendees are encouraged to participate in this presentation hosted by the Sashing our Warriors Researchers (Dr. Natalie Clark, Patricia Barakas, & Robline (Robbi) Davey). The SOW presentation will focus on a high-level overview of and next steps for the Sashing our Warriors research which was the result of over 495 survey responses from Métis women and girls across the Province regarding their experience of violence. 

The material will be shared during these sessions that might bring up memories, thoughts or feelings that can be settled with appropriate supports. 

In our commitment to being trauma-informed, we have options available to support grounding and emotional regulation. These options include time with elders in an optional group, one to one time with elders, or with professional counsellors. 

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance of the BMTAB and SOW events for Friday morning at the AGM?  Participants attending these events must have already pre-registered for the AWM or AGM prior to this notice.

Note: Métis women citizens in Prince George that are interested in participating in the Annual Women’s Meeting can connect with Cassandra (cdorgelo@mnbc.ca) to have their name added to a waitlist. 

Please see the links enclosed for more details.


REGISTRATION for AGM

You do not need to register to simply attend the AGM.  Please see frequently asked questions for more information.

Tickets for Lunch Buffets and Banquet must be pre-reserved by noon on September 6th.  Tickets are to be purchased and picked up in advance between Friday 8am-4pm, and Saturday from 8am-11am at the Civic Centre.  (All meals are complimentary to delegates and other required attendees).  To pre-reserve your tickets if you are not a registered delegate or attendee please email traceyt@mnbc.ca with subject AGM tickets.   If you are a delegate or attendee and you have not yet registered your guests, please email traceyt@mnbc.ca to reserve your guest tickets.

IMPORTANT Note:  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  MNBC must account for everyone attending the lunch buffets and the Banquet no later September 6th at noon.  



Business of the 2019 MNBC Annual General Meeting

In preparation for this year's AGM, please regard the following related materials (all delegates will receive their kits on Friday at Registration): 

AGM 2019 Draft Business Agenda  

2019 MNBC Annual Report (link)

- President's Greeting
- Anthems
- Audited Financial Statements 2018-19
- 2018 AGM Draft Minutes for approval
- Resolutions for 2nd Reading and Ratification
  > 2019 MNGA Draft Minutes (reference doc)
  > Governance Acts (reference doc)
- President Report
- Board Reports
- Ministry Reports
- Executive Director Report
- Senate Report


Frequently Asked Questions
View some of our most frequently asked questions for more information.


AGM Sponsorship Opportunity!
Registration is now CLOSED.  We thank all who registered for this opportunity and look forward to seeing you at the AGM!


Cultural Métis Showcase Opportunity!
Métis Vendors and Artisans in region 5 (north central)
Registration is now CLOSED.  We thank all who registered for this opportunity and look forward to seeing you at the AGM!


Thank you to our official 2019 AGM Sponsors! 

For questions or more information relating to the AGM, please contact:

For questions or more information relating to the AGM, please contact:

Tracey Thornhill

Manager of Communications & Special Events
Phone: 604-557-5851 
Toll Free: 1-800-940-1150

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