GCAT Annual General Meeting and so much more! Feb. 20, 2020

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation invites the public to attend GCAT’s  Annual General Meeting and After Party on Feb. 20!

GCAT continues to advocate for safer and enjoyable infrastructure to make Guelph one of the best places to walk and cycle in Ontario. 2020 will be no exception!

We are thrilled to have Jason Thorne, head of Planning and Economic Development in the City of Hamilton as our keynote speaker for our AGM on Feb. 20.

Jason Thorne, whose city building efforts have attracted national and iinternational attention, has garnered Hamilton the label of “Canada’s Comeback City.” How did this happen? Jason will be presenting on Hamilton’s comeback story, and more specifically, how the City and the community have effectively delivered on many “little things” … things that any city can do: live music, street festivals, helping cyclists get around … to drive its renaissance.

Come out and get inspired!

Free apps and great door prizes, including a heavy duty flatbed cargo trailer for your bike from Wike! (Thank you Wike,  as well as  Guelph Solar, Royal Distributing,  and other amazing sponsors!)

Location: La Reina, 10 Wyndham St.
If you would like dinner beforehand, please feel free to enjoy a meal downstairs before the event.

Time: Registration begins at 6:30pm ;
AGM : 7-8:30pm

8:30-10 pm for After Party!

*We are actively taking memberships, online,  as well as at the AGM. Please see gcat.ca for more details. All members of the public are invited to the AGM but only GCAT members can vote.

If interested in running for the GCAT board of directors, please contact activeguelph@gmail.com for more information.

Call for nominations for GCAT Board of Directors

GCAT Board of Directors: call for Nominees

Term: Up to 3 years.

Commitment: 4-8 hours a month

Overview

GCAT is a not for profit corporation. Its purpose is to increase the quantity, quality and safety of 

Active Transportation in Guelph. The group achieves its goals through partnerships with residents, organizations and businesses to support this work. GCAT also works with local governments to achieve active transportation targets, and works to create a culture of active transportation in Guelph.

In advocacy work, the GCAT board works to maintain a positive working relationship with local and regional governments, a well as businesses and other organizational partners.

The Board of Directors provides governance, leadership and financial oversight. GCAT is a working board and much of the Board work involves running programs, events and advocacy.

We will be voting for our new directors at our AGM on Feb. 20, 2020.

Desired qualifications:

  • Team player, including the ability to work collaboratively with others in a context of trust and mutual respect
  • Interest in and awareness of active transportation issues in all wards in the city
  • Willingness to serve either as an Officer of the board, and/or the Board’s Working Groups: (ie advocacy committee, bikes for newcomers committee, special events committee, board effectiveness committee, volunteer coordinator committee, etc.)
  • Skills including but not limited to one or more of the following areas: marketing and branding, communications, legal, finance, fundraising and grant writing, urban planning, government relations, strategy and policy development, leadership of volunteer organizations, GIS, organizing and/or managing group rides.
  • Free of conflict of interest issues

What directors are expected to do:

  • Prepare for and attend monthly meetings of the Board, including any special meetings
  • Prepare for and attend the GCAT annual Annual General meeting
  • Support and participate in GCAT activities and events
  • Be a member of GCAT in good standing

Benefits of serving on the board of Directors:

  • Being a positive force for increasing modal share for cycling and walking in Guelph
  • Creating a positive culture around active transportation in Guelph
  • Being part of a worldwide change in culture around more sustainable modes of transportation including AT integrated with transit.  
  • Contribute to big picture planning and strategic development

If interested, please contact activeguelph@gmail..com by Feb. 7 with a letter detailing you interest and skills in becoming a board member. After this date and up to the AGM, you can still apply, but will not have your candidate profile on the ballot.

Thank you!