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Minutes of the Meeting of the CIRA Board of Directors held via teleconference on May 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Directors attending: Alex Beraskow, Ryan Black, Don Bowman, Andrew Escobar, Matthew Gamble, Jill Kowalchuk, Rowena Liang, Tyson Macaulay, Louise Macdonald, Helen McDonald, Bill Sandiford, Rob Villeneuve

Advisors: John Demco, Byron Holland, Pamela Miller 

Guests: David Fowler, Maureen James

Corporate Secretary: Paul Havey

Recording Secretary: Lynn Gravel

1. Approval of Agenda                                                                 

It was moved by R. Black and seconded by M. Gamble that the agenda for the meeting be adopted as presented.

2. Chair’s Remarks

The Chair did not have any remarks.

3. Approval of the Draft Minutes of the February 28, 2019 Board of Directors’ Meeting

It was agreed that staff would review the draft minutes for clarity on the motion for approval of the consent agenda then circulate them electronically for approval.  

(Moved: M. Gamble, A. Escobar, unanimously carried)

4. Community Investment Program Applications

The Co-Chair of the Community Investment Committee reported that the Committee had reviewed a total of 153 applications and was recommending to the Board the funding of 21 initiatives. The Board of Directors highlighted two (2) initiatives for further discussion.  Discussion ensued with respect to the possible alignment of future applicant proposals with availability of funding under other programs; the nature of the applicant organization and/or its affiliations; and an applicant’s capacity to self-fund or access other funding sources. The board directed that these comments be considered with the review of the program strategy.

It was therefore resolved that the Board of Directors:

1. Approve the full disbursement of $1,259,823;

2. Approve the 21 submissions as outlined; and

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

(Moved: J. Kowalchuk, seconded: M. Gamble, unanimously carried)

5.   Other Business

There was no other business to discuss.

6.   Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board will be held in Ottawa on May 15, 2019.    

D. Fowler, P. Havey, B. Holland, L. Gravel and M. James withdrew from the meeting.

7.    In-Camera Session

The Board of Directors held an in camera session.

8.   Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was concluded at 2:05 p.m.