Reminder: Registration fees for attending annual general meetings will count towards a person’s contribution limit for 2022 and is eligible for a tax receipt.
Every 12 months the party holds internal elections for our governing board, called the Provincial Executive (PE). The PE is liable for the governance of the Green Party of Ontario and sets the strategic goals, annual plan and budget for the party.
Open positions for 2022/2023:
- Secretary (1 position)
- Central (2 gender diverse positions)
- Northern (2 gender diverse positions)
- Horseshoe (2 gender diverse positions)
- Young Greens (2 gender diverse positions)
How do I run for the PE?
Members wishing to face for election to any position on the Provincial Executive must:
- be nominated in writing to the Party office by 5pm Eastern Time on September ninth, 2022
- be nominated by no less than 5 members eligible to vote for the nominee and in good standing.
- Candidates for Regional Representative positions (Central, Northern, Horseshoe) may only stand for election within the region where they maintain their principal residence.
- Members wishing to face for election for province-wide positions (Secretary, Young Greens) and voted on by the complete membership should be nominated by a further 10 members, and people members must come from 3 of the 6 nation-states recognized by the Party.
For those who are concerned with running for the PE, email email@example.com indicating the position that you simply are running for, the names of your sponsors, and their emails.
Leadership Confidence Vote
As this will probably be the primary AGM following a provincial general election (where the Party didn’t form the federal government of Ontario or a component of a coalition government) we are going to hold a leadership confidence vote. A Leadership Confidence Vote is conducted in the identical manner as elections for Provincial Executive members and can pass if greater than two thirds (2/3) of ballots solid are in favour of the Party Leader.
Promotion and Protection of Diverse, Equitable, and Secure Spaces
(13.1) The Green Party of Ontario (the Party) is committed to providing an environment freed from discrimination and harassment, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully, and have equal opportunities. (13.2) Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, all and sundry has the proper to be free from harassment and discrimination. Harassment and discrimination won’t be tolerated, condoned or ignored on the GPO. (13.3) The Party also recognizes that harassment and discrimination limit the flexibility of individuals to participate fully in organizations reminiscent of ours and due to this fact within the practice of the democratic values that our organization endorses. Concomitant with its mission to elect Members of Provincial Parliament and impact Ontario politics, then, the GPO pro-actively supports constructing awareness of harassment and discrimination and providing for the equitable participation of all Ontarians within the political process. (13.4) The Party is committed to a comprehensive strategy to handle harassment and discrimination within the organization, including: (13.4.1) Establishing, publicizing, and recurrently revisiting this text; (13.4.2) Providing training and education to be sure that all Party members and staff know the rights which are provided to them and to visitors at GPO events, the responsibilities they’ve under this text and Human Rights laws, and the processes and procedures to follow within the event of a criticism; (13.4.3) Monitoring organizational systems to assist ensure their design and performance minimizes opportunities for harassment or discrimination and maximizes safety and inclusivity; (13.4.4) Providing an efficient, accessible, and fair complaints procedure for each complainant and respondent; (13.4.5) Promoting appropriate standards of conduct in any respect times; (13.4.6) Ensuring that disciplinary or restorative measures are imposed, as needed and as determined by process; (13.4.7) Promoting diversity on all committees and in all decision-making bodies. (13.5) To attain the goals and commitments on this Article of the Party’s Structure, the Party shall have: (13.5.1)The Secure Spaces Committee which shall be liable for addressing institutional matters as they relate to this Article (13.5.2)The Conduct Committee which shall be liable for investigative processes, disciplinary matters and enforcement of this Structure, Party Bylaws, Member Code of Conduct, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.