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2021–2022 Virtual Nomination, Election & District Meetings

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Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is dedicated to responsible leadership and governance excellence. The CFO governance structure consists of elected Board Directors and District Committee Representatives (DCRs) from across the province. Everyday, this team of strategic-thinking, skilled and passionate individuals help to ensure the Ontario chicken industry continues to be strong, vibrant and, most importantly, an effective network that all Ontario chicken farmers can be proud to be a part of.

This year, nominations for Board Directors and District Committee Representatives will be taking place virtually in Districts 6, 7, 8, and 9. Due to the on-going pandemic restrictions, and provincial government vaccine passport requirements in many venues, the nomination/election process will be administered through a digital solution and will commence in November 2021 and be completed in February 2022. 

Successful candidates will begin their term at the CFO Annual General Meeting on March 28, 2022. Farmer-members will be required to register to their respective district meeting in order to place their nomination (in 2021) and election votes as applicable (in 2022).

CLICK HERE to register.

Interested in becoming a Board Director or DCR? CLICK HERE to learn more about CFO leadership opportunities, and the election process. Meet the DCRs - and learn more about their roles and responsibilities! 

District Meetings will be held via the Zoom platform. For instructions on how to use Zoom, CLICK HERE

Please be advised that District Meetings are only open to CFO Farmer-Members. Please check back regularly.

 



2021–2022 VIRTUAL NOMINATION, ELECTION & DISTRICT MEETINGS:

 

DISTRICT

DATE

START TIME

LOCATION

1

No Meeting in Winter 2021

N/A

N/A

2

No Meeting in Winter 2021

N/A

N/A

3

No Meeting in Winter 2021

N/A

N/A

4

No Meeting in Winter 2021

N/A

N/A

5   District Meeting
     (No Nomination or
     Election)

Dec. 9, 2021

7:00 PM

Zoom

6   Board Director & DCR
     Nomination

Dec. 2, 2021 

7:00 PM

Zoom

7   Board Director & DCR
     Nomination

Nov. 23, 2021

7:00 PM

Zoom

8   Board Director & DCR
     Nomination

Nov. 15, 2021

7:00 PM

Zoom

9   Board Director & DCR
     Nomination
     (English & French)

Nov. 16, 2021

7:00 PM

Zoom

*Election Meetings, as applicable, will be posted to this page as dates become available.  

**Please note that District Meeting dates and agenda items are subject to change. Please check back regularly.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

Do I need to register to my District meeting?
Yes, it is important for farmer-members to register their attendance to their respective District Meeting in order to receive the log in details for the Zoom meeting, to nominate a candidate should they wish to do so (in 2021), and to receive a digital voting ballot as applicable (in 2022).
 
Can I attend another District’s meeting, other than my own?
No, due to that fact that District Meetings are not being held in Districts 1-4 and Nominations must be held in Districts 6-9, Farmer-members are only permitted to attend the meeting in which they reside. 


 
How can I nominate a farmer-member for a District Committee Representative (DCR) or Board Director position?
Farmer-members in attendance at a virtual nomination District Meeting will be given the opportunity to nominate a fellow farmer-member for a DCR or Board Director position by unmuting their microphone at the appropriate time during the meeting.
 
What email address should I provide when registering for a meeting?
It is important to use the same email address that is recorded in your CFO Connects account. This will allow CFO staff to confirm your identification and eligibility to vote.
 
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
Farmer-members should contact a member of the Legal & Regulatory Team at legalandregulatoryaffairs@ontariochicken.ca.