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Fully virtual and exclusively for CIRA members, the annual general meeting (AGM) is when we present our accomplishments from the past year, industry developments and statistics, future plans, audited financial statements and the auditor’s report to members.

CIRA members are critical to the success of the AGM as your participation directly contributes to CIRA’s operations and governance. Join us and help make a positive impact towards CIRA’s mission.

Register for free, today!

To participate in this meeting, registration is required.


Why participate?

Learn about CIRA’s accomplishments.

See how we are working to enable a trusted internet for Canadians. Ask your questions!

Get involved in CIRA’s governance.

CIRA members will have the opportunity to vote and ask questions during the AGM.

Support your local community.

CIRA will donate $10 to United Way Canada on behalf of every attendee.

Get cool merch, eh!

Stay for the entire meeting and you can be one of 50 members to receive a custom Canadian gift box brought to you by Cheerfetti.



1:00 p.m. – 1:03 p.m. Welcome remarks
1:03 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Housekeeping remarks (and tour of the new platform)
1:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Member opinions: let us know your thoughts
1:15 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. CIRA Annual General Meeting

Jill Kowalchuk, Chair, CIRA Board of Directors

  1. Introduction
  2. Call to order and approval of the agenda
  3. Verification of the 2022 Annual General Meeting minutes
  4. Summary of the Financial Statements for fiscal year ending March 31, 2023
  5. Appointment of auditors
  6. Closing the meeting
1:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Corporate Presentations

Jill Kowalchuk, Chair, CIRA Board of directors

Byron Holland, CIRA President & CEO

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. General question period
2:20 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Closing remarks

CIRA member participation

Participating by webcast

Login to the webcast at least 15 minutes early (we don’t want you to miss a thing!). The webcast begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Links will be emailed to registered members the day before the meeting.

Register for free, today!

AGM guide

CIRA’S member-only, virtual annual general meeting (AGM) will be delivered using a new meeting platform. To help prepare members for this change and raise awareness of the general procedures during the AGM, we have developed a guide.

Read the guide

CIRA’s expected standards of behaviour

By participating in CIRA’s AGM, you are agreeing to CIRA’s expected standards of behaviour. Throughout the meeting there will be opportunities for member to ask questions or provide comments. We ask that you ensure that your contributions are on-topic, respectful and concise.

Questions or comments that contain profanity, attaches or unrelated subject matter will be immediately cut-off.

Please take care to ensure that your questions or comments are constructive. Any person who, after a warning by the Chair, engages in unruly behaviour or disrespectful language or conduct will need to leave the AGM.

About CIRA membership

CIRA is a member-based corporation that values the input of its members and their contributions to enabling a trusted internet. Having a .CA and being a CIRA member supports the great work we do for Canada’s internet.

Membership is free and only open to .CA holders. It remains active so long as your domain(s) remain registered—there’s no additional renewal process beyond renewing your .CA domain name!

As per the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and CIRA’s By-law, to participate and vote in the annual general meeting (AGM), you must have been a CIRA member at least 21 days prior to the AGM (end of day September 6, 2023) and continue to be a member at the start of the AGM.

Not a CIRA member?

Apply online! If you’re a .CA holder, become a member to attend the AGM and vote in our board elections. We recommend you submit your membership application well ahead of the September 6 voter cut-off date to allow time for processing.