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Talk to Council

The Islands Trust Council welcomes people to share their ideas at its quarterly scheduled meetings.

You can address Council formally by (1) presenting a petition or by (2) making a presentation as a delegation; or informally, by participating in (3) town hall sessions or (4) by correspondence.  All correspondence, formal delegation presentations and petitions are treated as a public record.

The process outlined is authorized by the Islands Trust Council Meeting Procedures Bylaw 101.  

(1) Petitions

Three weeks prior to the next Trust Council meeting, please provide the Executive Coordinator, Emma Restall, with the name and address of the person presenting the petition, a copy of the petition and a written request to address the Islands Trust Council. The maximum time of a petition before the Islands Trust Council is set by resolution of the Islands Trust Executive Committee before the Council meeting, or by resolution of the Islands Trust Council at the Council meeting. The normal time allowed is 10 minutes.

 (2) Delegations

Tips for Making a Successful Presentation to Islands Trust Council.

Three weeks prior to the next Trust Council meeting, please notify the Islands Trust in writing of the name and address of the presenting organization (if any), the person speaking and the subject to be addressed. Your request to speak should be sent by mail to Executive Coordinator, Emma Restall.

Five working days prior to the quarterly Council meeting, please send a copy of your presentation in digital format (rich text or Word) by e-mail or by fax to the Executive Coordinator.

The maximum time for an appearance of a delegation before the Islands Trust Council is 10 minutes. This time may be changed if approved by the Islands Trust Executive Committee before the Council meeting, or by the Islands Trust Council at the Council meeting. To ensure it can complete necessary business at its meetings, Council reserves the right to limit the number of delegations it receives at any one meeting.

 (3) Town Hall Session

An informal town hall session normally follows the formal delegations at each quarterly Council meeting. This is a chance for islanders to inform trustees about topics relevant to the whole federation. While no advance notice is required to speak at a town hall session, the time available will vary, depending on previously scheduled delegations.

 (4) Correspondence

Three weeks prior to the next Trust Council meeting, the correspondence should be delivered to the Executive Coordinator, along with a written request asking that the correspondence be considered by the Islands Trust Council.

Contact for more Information and Submissions:

If you require more information, or wish to send the Islands Trust Council a Petition, Correspondence or Delegation, please send your request by mail, e-mail or by fax to:

Emma Restall
Executive Coordinator
(Deputy Secretary)
(250) 405-5161
 
Main: (250) 405-5151
Fax: (250) 405-5155

 

Page last updated: 25/01/17
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