2016/04/26 Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the CIRA Board of Directors held via teleconference Ottawa on April 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Directors attending:   Kerry Brown, Andrew Escobar, Michael Geist, Rowena Liang, Louise Macdonald, Kevin McArthur, Helen McDonald, Susan Mehinagic, Marita Moll, Bill Sandiford, Rob Villeneuve, Faye West

Advisors:John Demco, Byron Holland

Corporate Secretary:  Paul Havey

Guest: David Fowler

Regrets: Bill Sandiford, Adam Scott

Recording Secretary:  Lynn Gravel

1. Approval of Agenda

It was resolved that the agenda for the meeting be adopted as presented.

(Moved: M. Moll, seconded: R. Liang)

2. Chair’s remarks

The Chair noted the next meetings of the Board.

3. Approval of the Draft Minutes of the February 23, 2016 Board of Directors' Meeting

It was resolved that the minutes of the February 23, 2016 Board of Directors’ meeting be approved as presented.  

(Moved: R. Liang, seconded: M. Moll, unanimously carried)

4. Community Investment Program Applications

The Chair of the Community Investment Committee reported that the Committee had reviewed a total of 181 applications and was recommending to the Board the funding of 25 initiatives.

It was therefore resolved that the Board of Directors:

1. Approve the full disbursement of $1,040,000;

(Moved: M. Geist, seconded K. Brown, unanimously carried)

2. Approve the 25 submissions as presented; and

(Moved: M. Geist, seconded K. Brown, unanimously carried)

3. Approve honorariums for independent non-Directors of the Committee in the amount of $2K each in addition to their meeting fees and expense reimbursement.

(Moved: M. Geist, seconded K. Brown, unanimously carried)

5. Other Business

There was no other business to discuss.

6. Next Meeting

The Chair reminded the Board that the next meetings of the Board were scheduled for May 11 via teleconference and June 16 and 17, 2016 in Ottawa.

7. In-Camera Session

The Board of Directors did not hold an in camera session.

8. Adjournment

There being no further business, on motion by K. McArthur, and seconded by L. Macdonald, the meeting was concluded at 1:20 p.m.