Anyone can attend a CAN meeting, but only general members have voting privileges. General members are anyone who lives or owns a business or property in Ward 8. We hold general meetings as well as Executive meetings; both are open to anyone who wishes to attend. To receive email notification of meetings, send us an email or attend a meeting and sign the attendance sheet.
The Ward 8 CAN holds general membership meetings and Executive planning meetings on the third Wednesday of the month during select months of the the year.
- General meetings are announced in a number ways, including via our e-newsletter and through social media, and on local media and physical community bulletin boards in the community.
- Special meetings including our Annual General Meeting and other community engagement opportunities may be announced via an insert in the Northern Life.
- Confirmation of Executive meetings are sent to our Executive members and to community partners. Some meetings may be planned based on the availability of Executive members. To attend Executive meetings, you may come to a meeting that is advertised or send an email to [email protected], asking to be notified of the meetings.
Agendas for all meetings are normally posted on the website one week prior to the meeting. Check our events calendar meeting items for the agenda of the meeting.
All general meeting and AGM notes are posted on our website as soon as they are available. We attempt to post draft notes within two weeks of each meeting, but this timing may vary based on volunteer workload.
Executive meeting notes are circulated to the Executive for planning purposes and are not posted on our website.
Notes of Meetings
The CAN began meeting in 2012 but notes for 2012 are not available. Any month that does not have notes for a specific month means that no general meeting was held. Generally, the CAN does not hold business meetings in June, August, and December.
Starting in 2016, our CAN began holding community engagement opportunities as an alternative to holding general meetings - going to places where people already congregate to get feedback on their priorities, and holding information gathering sessions. Formal notes were not compiled for these sessions.
Meeting Notes January 22, 2014
Meeting Notes February 19, 2014
Meeting Notes March 19, 2014
April 16, 2014: Memorial for Fabio Belli
Meeting Notes May 21, 2014
Meeting Notes June 18, 2014
Meeting Notes September 17, 2014
October 22, 2014: Ward 8 Municipal Candidates Town Hall
Meeting Notes November 19, 2014
Meeting Notes January 21, 2015
Meeting Notes February 18, 2015
Meeting Notes March 18, 2015
Meeting Notes April 15, 2015
Meeting Notes May 20, 2015 and Emergency Management Presentation
Meeting Notes October 21, 2015
Meeting Notes January 20, 2016
April 25: Community outreach session at Twin Forks; no notes
May 18: Community outreach session at Westmount; no notes
Oct 19: Budget 2017 Public Information Session