2021 Annual Meeting And Resolutions

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Co-op obtained an Order of the Court of Queen’s Bench (Alberta) extending its deadline by which it must hold its 2021 annual member meeting to no later than July 31, 2021.

The 2021 Calgary Co-op Annual Meeting with be held on Thursday July 22, 2021 at the Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre (1000 Glenmore Court SE.). The meeting will begin at 7:00pm and conclude at 8:00pm. Registration will be conducted via telephone.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure physical distancing can be maintained, a limited number of members can be in attendance. To register to attend in person please call: 403-219-6040 (registration for the in person event will be accepted on a first come first served basis). Please leave a message with your name, member number, phone number and email address.

A listen in only option will also be provided for members. To register and receive the call-in instructions, please call: 403-219-6040 and leave a message with your name, member number, phone number and email address and state you would like to listen-in. (Please Note: for the listen in only option voting and Q&A will not be accessible).

To submit a resolution for this year’s meeting, please review the resolution guidelines below. A word version of the resolution template has been included for those who wish to submit a resolution for consideration at the Annual Meeting.

2021 Guidelines for Submitting Resolution and Non-Formal Resolution Template
Formal Resolution only template word document

Please note: The deadline to submit a formal resolution for the 2021 Annual Meeting is 5:00pm. MST on July 7, 2021.

Governance

Corporate governance is primarily the responsibility of our board. Our board members perform these duties with the support of the executive team, management, support staff and all other employees, in line with the wishes and expectations of our members.

For more information, please contact governance@calgarycoop.com 

2021 Director Election

Calgary Co-op is pleased to announce the three directors in the 2021 Director Election elected to the board to serve a three-year term:

Dominique Gregoire 
Evan Hu
Brad Krizan

Calgary Co-op thanks all the candidates who chose to run in the 2021 Director Election. 

2022 Director Election

- Director Election Handbook - Part 1
- Code of Conduct

Committees

Our board operates with four standing committees.

  • Audit
  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Nominations

Meet Your Co-op Board of Directors

There are three officers of the Board: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Board appointment of officers, committees and representatives takes place each year following the Annual Meeting.

The Board operates with four standing committees: Audit, Governance, Human Resources and Nominations.

Patricia McLeod <br>Q.C., ICD.D, MBA

Chair

Patricia McLeod
Q.C., ICD.D, MBA

Committees: Ex officio on Audit, Governance, Human Resources and Nominations

Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Serving her 2nd term: 2019-2022

A corporate/commercial lawyer and corporate director with over 22 years of legal and business management experience, Patricia is proficient and skilled in the areas of corporate and board governance, corporate/commercial, compliance and securities law, privacy, ethics, risk management and corporate social responsibility. Patricia has been general counsel and vice president of regulated Alberta utilities and financial corporations.  Her extensive Board experience includes chair, vice chair and committee chair roles with private, crown and not-for-profit corporations including Alberta Innovates, Beverage Container Management Board, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Film Centre and the YWCA of Calgary.


Mike Dalton<br>ICD.D, CA, CIA, MBA

Vice-Chair

Mike Dalton
ICD.D, CA, CIA, MBA

Committees: Governance, Audit (Chair)

Other: Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Serving his 2nd term: 2019-2022

Mike is an experienced financial executive, corporate director and retired officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He is the VP Finance and CFO for the Alberta Energy Regulator and a Board Director and Audit Committee Chair with the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In 2020, Mike completed a four-year term as a Citizen Member of the Audit Committee for the City of Calgary.


Elaine Bereziuk-Smith <br>ICD.D

Board Secretary

Elaine Bereziuk-Smith
ICD.D

Committees: Human Resources, Nominations 

Other: Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada Observer, 
Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

Serving her 3rd term: 2020-2023

Elaine has served on all of the board’s committees; Audit, Governance, Nominations, Human Resources (Chair) and the Co-operative Relations Committee (Chair). Elaine has both retail and wholesale board experience as she also was elected to the Federated Co-operatives (FCL) Board as the District 5 representative and served as an FCL delegate. She has represented the board on Calgary Co-op’s Community Foundation in support of local charities. Elaine has over 30 years of food, petroleum and liquor industry experience and knowledge in operations, human resource management, leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, customer service and environmental compliance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology with a minor in business. Elaine is active in the community, volunteering for the Municipal Infrastructure Committee for the City of Calgary, the Calgary Police Service, Hockey Calgary and other community groups. She and her husband Glenn enjoy cheering on their 2 sons as they play Canada’s game.


Cindy Andrew <br>ICD.D

Board Member

Cindy Andrew
ICD.D

Committees: Governance, Human Resources (Chair)

Serving her 2nd term: 2019-2022

Cindy brings strong board experience to Calgary Co-op, with service as a board member in both profit and not for profit organizations. Cindy's experience across various industries includes oil and gas, regulated utilities, engineering and construction, power, transportation and environment. With 25 years of in-depth experience in Canada and exposure to international operations, Cindy’s skill set includes executive leadership, an extensive knowledge of operational management, strategic development and planning, financial, and mergers and acquisitions.


Victoria E. Bradbury <br>FCA, BFP, CPA/CA, CMC, B.A.

Board Member

Victoria E. Bradbury
FCA, BFP, CPA/CA, CMC, B.A.

Serving her 1st term: 2020-2023

Committees: Audit, Nominations (chair)

Other: Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee, 
Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

I believe in giving back, working hard, working together, listening to the membership and growing our communities for everyone: ourselves, our children, our seniors, our newcomers and our future generations. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant with over twenty-five years experience and understand the financial aspects of Calgary Co-op and the issues it is facing. As a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and having served on many boards, I also understand good governance and have the skills necessary to ensure the interests of the membership and the organization are always prioritized. My many years of real estate experience will assist the Board develop its long-term strategic vision and maximize the value of its largest assets.


Gael MacLeod <BR>ICD.D, MBA, B.Comm.

Board Member

Gael MacLeod
ICD.D, MBA, B.Comm.

Serving her 1st term: 2020-2023

Committees: Governance (Chair)

Other: Calgary Co-op Community Foundation,
Federated Co-operatives Limited Delegate

30 years experience in senior leadership roles both as a board member and reporting to boards across business, government and non-profit sectors. Enjoy working with organizations driven by values. Board skills include governance, audit, financial reporting, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, CEO hiring, compensation & evaluation, board evaluation, conflict management and social responsibility. Continuous learner with capacity to listen, learn and share. Strong and balanced leadership style with experience managing publicly sensitive decisions. Board Chair for the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, an organization of similar size and complexity. Familiar with the business and regulatory environment for cannabis and liquor. Proven ability to work collaboratively with board colleagues, management, staff and the public. Strong communication skills. 


Dominique Gregoire<BR> B.Com. (Acct), Gr. Dip (Acct), CA, CPA

Board Member

Dominique Gregoire
B.Com. (Acct), Gr. Dip (Acct), CA, CPA

Serving her 1st term: 2021-2024

Committees: Audit, Human Resources

As a former CFO of Alberta Blue Cross and former CEO of Western Life Assurance Company, I am experienced in dealing with boards and Committees. Currently enrolled in the ICD program. Recently completed a three-year mandate on the Board of Governors of the U of A where I was chair of the Audit Committee. Strategic vision, leadership, communication skills (French & English) and people skills are strong attributes.


Evan Hu<BR>BSc. ME., M.Eng, BBA (Honorary)

Board Member

Evan Hu
BSc. ME., M.Eng, BBA (Honorary)

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024

Committees: Governance, Human Resources

Other: Calgary Co-op Foundation Trustee

I have over 30 years of experience creating, growing, and leading successful advanced supply chain technology, e-commerce, and artificial intelligence companies. I am active in the Calgary innovation community as the Chair of Platform Calgary not-for-profit innovation Centre, a Founding Partner at the University of Calgary Creative Destruction Lab, and a General Partner of the CMRIC venture capital fund that provides early-stage seed investments. I can provide insight and advise to the board and management team in the domains of disruptive business models and technology.

I have an extensive network in the North American tech community that I can employ on behalf of the Co-Op in several capacities including business development partnerships, advisement and leadership recruiting.


Brad Krizan<br>BA, MBA., ICD.D

Board Member

Brad Krizan
BA, MBA., ICD.D

Serving his 1st term: 2021-2024

Committees: Audit, Nominations

• Extensive Board of Directors experience with private corporations, non-profit, government and crown agencies
• Profit & Loss, financial management, fiduciary oversight, and portfolio management expertise
• Strategy and innovation leader with proven ability to create value and enhance operational excellence
• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills combined with high acuity for adaptability
• Experience with government relations and engagement at the Municipal, Provincial, and Federal levels
• Canadian and U.S. business experience with an extensive network of impactful relationships to draw upon
• Experience with joint-venture partnerships and strategic relationship management