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Queer Ontario Steering Committee members elected

November 6th, 2011 Comments off

Queer Ontario’s first Annual General Meeting and Elections were held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the 519 Community Centre in Toronto.

Elected to the steering committee were Chair Nick Mule, Vice-Chair Casey Oraa, Secretary Martin Otarola and Treasurer Richard Hudler, as well as At-Large Members Lisa Duke and Davina Hader. They join fellow steering committee members Alana Boltwood (Chair, Research and Education), Dwayne Shaw (Chair, Events) and David Demchuk (Chair, Governance and Media).

AGM Reports

The following reports are now available in the Documents section of the website, under Queer Ontario 2011 AGM, as well as via the links below:

Nick Mule – Chair’s report

Richard Hudler – Treasurer’s report

A.J. Lowik – Queer Liberation Theory Project report

Participation from Outside Toronto

To encourage participation from outside Toronto, Queer Ontario used Cover It Live to live-blog the event, streamed an audio webcast via UStream and created the hashtag #QO2011 for participation on Twitter. The archive of the Cover It Live live-blog is now available, as is the audio recording of the meeting (part one, part two – apologies for the ads).

Queer Ontario’s first Annual General Meeting and Elections

October 4th, 2011 Comments off

NOTICE: Queer Ontario’s first Annual General Meeting and Elections
Saturday, November 5, 2011 – Light Meal: 7 p.m. – Meeting 8 p.m.
519 Community Centre, Toronto – Room 100/106 (main floor)

NOTE: Nominations for steering committee at-large positions and senior coordinator positions are extended to Monday, October 24, 2011.

Queer Ontario invites you to join us for our first Annual General Meeting and Elections, being held Saturday, November 5, 2011 – light meal at 7 p.m., meeting at 8 p.m. – at the 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street, Toronto. All members and friends are welcome to join us.

A free light meal will be provided at 7 p.m. (donations appreciated) before the meeting begins at 8 p.m. We will have an ASL interpreter, and childcare will be provided with advance request at The meeting agenda and meeting documents are available below.

Participation from Outside Toronto

Queer Ontario welcomes and encourages participation in this meeting from members and friends outside of Toronto. QO is in the process of evaluating the best method by which to include those who are unable to attend in person (i.e. Skype, Cover It Live, Ustream, etc.). Notice of the online participation process will be posted once the steering committee and senior coordinator nominees are announced.

Voting and Proxies

Please note that Queer Ontario participating members (those who participated in three or more monthly, general or committee meetings between February 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011) are eligible to vote in the elections, to vote on bylaw revisions, and to participate in consensus decisions on other AGM items as required. For voting purposes only, participating members unable to attend may designate a proxy, who need not be a Queer Ontario member. Each individual may hold and cast a maximum of one proxy vote. Participating members holding proxy votes may cast one vote of their own, and one proxy vote. Please bring one piece of valid identification (photo not required) with you to verify your membership or proxy eligibility. 

Steering Committee and Senior Coordinator Nominations

Nominations are now open for positions on Queer Ontario’s steering committee (two at-large positions) and senior coordinators (chair, two-year term; vice-chair, one-year term; secretary, two-year term; treasurer, one-year term). All participating members (those who participated in three or more monthly, general or committee meetings between between February 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011) are eligible to run for these positions. Participating members may nominate themselves, or may be nominated by another participating member with the nominee’s consent. Nominations close on October 24, 2011. Nominees will be posted on the Queer Ontario website shortly after, and notice of the posting will be sent to the general membership.


Queer Ontario Meetings in June

June 6th, 2011 Comments off

Below is a list of Queer Ontario meetings for the month of June. These are open to all interested and curious individuals, so feel free to drop on by, ask questions, and and take part in our lively discussions.

Also, if you wish to get more involved with Queer Ontario but are not sure which meeting to attend, simply email us at and we will be more than happy to help you out.

We look forward to seeing / hearing from you!

The Queer Ontario Steering Committee



The Political Action Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 — from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rm 106 at the 519 Community Centre*

A Meeting to Plan the ‘We Demand!’ Rally, the QO Picnic, and Pride 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011 — from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Rm 303 at the 519 Community Centre*

The Education Committee Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2011 — from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rm 303 at the 519 Community Centre*

The Fundraising Committee Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2011 — Time 6:00pm to 8:00pm
At the 519 Community Centre, Room TBA*

The General Queer Ontario Monthly Meeting
(Ideal for individuals who are interested in a more general overview of QO)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 — from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rm 204 at The 519 Community Centre*

*Note: Although these rooms have been pr
e-booked, the 519 reserves the right to make last minute room changes to accommodate demand. Therefore, please check the video monitor at the front desk upon arrival to verify our meeting location. The 519 Community Centre is located at 519 Church Street (just north of Church and Wellesley Streets, in Toronto). It is an accessible building.

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