The proposed suite of Council and Institute Governance Bylaws put forward for electronic vote have received the requisite 2/3 support from eligible voters.
Under the Architects Act, notice of bylaw changes must be filed with the provincial government within seven days of approval. This filing took place on December 18, 2018. The government has 45 days to consider whether to disallow the bylaws. Members will be notified when the bylaws become effective. A revised bylaw document will be published on the AIBC website after the effective date.
The Council and Institute Governance Bylaws e-vote had a voter participation of 18.8 percent or 407 voters. AIBC Council and the Bylaw Review Committee thank all members and honorary members who cast ballots; your active participation is important for the governance of the Institute.
Bylaw descriptions and approval rates:
- Seal of the Institute Bylaws were approved by 97.3 percent of voters.
The amendment combines the two current Bylaws 1.0 and 2.0 into a single modified bylaw that makes general reference to the Architects Act requirements.
- Officers and Council Bylaws were approved by 95.1 percent of voters.
The Officer and Council bylaw amendments see the repeal of Bylaw 3.4 – the Treasurer Bylaw. Council policy will be developed for the treasurer position, similar to that of the president, past-president, and registrar. In addition, the bylaw currently requiring that all institute cheques be signed or countersigned by specified persons will be repealed as council policy on financial controls is extensive.
- Boards, Task Forces, and Committees Bylaws were approved by 92.6 percent of voters.
The amendments primarily relate to reflecting the types of volunteer groups that are created by council and the CEO. Amendments also update and modernize Bylaw 5.1, which provides direction to the registration board to implement the internship in architecture program.
- Remuneration and Expenses Bylaws were approved by 92.4 percent of voters.
A single Remuneration and expenses bylaw consolidates the two current bylaws (6.0 and 7.0) and better reflects and supports Council Policy 2.16: Council Member Expenses, Honorarium and Remuneration (PDF).
- Nominations Bylaw was approved by 93.9 percent of voters
The amendment changes the council election nomination deadline from 30 days to 60 days before the annual meeting.
- Elections Bylaws were approved by 97.8 percent of voters.
The Elections Bylaw amendments see the repeal of the former election bylaws and the adoption of three new bylaws that are aimed at simplifying the council election process. Council rules will be established for the conduct of council elections conducted by mail ballot and by electronic vote.