2015/04/21 Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the CIRA Board of Directors held via teleconference Ottawa on April 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Directors attending: Kerry Brown, Andrew Escobar, Michael Geist, Bill Gibson, Rowena Liang, Louise Macdonald, Carole Mackaay, Kevin McArthur, Susan Mehinagic, Bill Sandiford, Rob Villeneuve, Faye West

Advisors: John Demco, Byron Holland

Regrets: Adam Scott (Industry Canada)

Recording Secretary:    Lynn Gravel

1. Approval of Agenda

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

(Moved: C. Mackaay, seconded: K. Brown)

2. Chair’s remarks

The Chair did not have any remarks.

3. Approval of the Draft Minutes of the February 24, 2015 Board of Directors' Meeting

It was resolved that the minutes of the February 24, 2015 Board of Directors’ meeting be approved as presented.  

(Moved: B. Gibson, seconded: R. Liang, unanimously carried)

4. Community Investment Program Applications

The Chair of the Community Investment Committee reported that the Committee had reviewed a total of 131 applications and was recommending to the Board the funding of 25 initiatives.

It was therefore resolved that the Board of Directors approve

1.  the full disbursement of  $1,020,136;

2.  the 25 submissions as presented; and

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

(Moved: B. Sandiford, seconded A. Escobar, unanimously carried)

The Committee Chair and the Committee were recognized for their effort and contribution in achieving the goals of the program.

5. Other Business

There was no other business to discuss.

6. Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 15 and 16, 2015.

L. Gravel and B. Holland withdrew from the meeting.

7. In-camera session

8. Adjournment 

There being no further business, on motion by B. Gibson and seconded by R. Liang, the meeting was concluded at 3:00 p.m.