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CIC Edmonton: Annual General Meeting and Elections

July 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT

Join CIC Edmonton for our virtual Annual General Meeting on July 18 at 6pm MT!

This event will include opening remarks from Edmonton MP Heather McPherson, who will talk to us on the importance of us on having foreign policy discussions as part of our local and political discourse and why international relations issues, discourse, and action matters to Edmontonians and all Canadians.

It was also include remarks from Senator Paula Simons, who will share her insights on the importance of being informed on local, Canadian, and world events.

A Q&A period will also be included.

The evening will also include voting in the new board for the 2022-23 year! Interested in joining? Submit your nomination here:

Everyone is welcome to join. To attend this virtual event, please register here:


About Our Speakers:

Heather McPherson was first elected to represent the riding of Edmonton Strathcona in the House of Commons of Canada in October 2019 and re-elected in September 2021. Heather is currently serving as the New Democratic Party deputy whip, critic for foreign affairs, critic for international development, and deputy critic for Canadian Heritage. She previously served as deputy House leader. Ms. McPherson is also on the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Prior to becoming MP, Heather spent over 20 years working on sustainable development and international cooperation efforts through the non-profit sector, including 10 years as Executive Director of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation. Heather worked closely with the Canadian and international community, focusing on sustainable development, good governance, and human rights.

Paula Simons was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2018, after a long and distinguished career as one of western Canada’s most acclaimed journalists. Senator Simons is the deputy chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, and a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Transportation and Communications. She has also served as a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.

Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Ms. Simons had a long and distinguished career as one of western Canada’s most acclaimed journalists. Over the course of her 23 years at the paper, Senator Simons earned two National Newspaper Awards, one for investigative journalism and one for column writing. She earned a further six National Newspaper Award citations of merit for her columns and editorials on Alberta politics.

Nominations are open for the CIC Edmonton Board!

Nominations for the Canadian International Council (CIC Edmonton) in Edmonton Board of Directors is now open! Learn more and apply here:

CIC Edmonton is a volunteer non-profit that focuses on bringing Edmonton perspectives into discussions on global issues and foreign affairs. CIC Edmonton is one of the Canadian International Council’s 18 volunteer-run Branches, which, together, hold over 150 events nationally on a wide variety of topics that can range in format from casual Politics at the Pub discussions to expert panels and formal conferences.

If elected, board members have the following board responsibilities:

  • One year board term
  • Attend a minimum of four board meetings
  • Help organize CIC events and initiatives

Positions available include:

  • President (responsible for overall management of CIC Edmonton, oversees all board meetings, maintains positive relationships with other CIC branches, supports the coordination of activities).
  • Vice-President (assists the President in leading CIC Edmonton, acts as board meeting chair when President is unavailable, helps coordinates events and activities).
  • Secretary (manages internal documents, takes meeting minutes, works with President to book regular board meetings)
  • Treasurer (Tracks budget, develops financial reports as required by the CIC).
  • Diversity and Inclusion Director (responsible for creating and implementing plans to promote diversity within CIC Edmonton. A significant part of the role is to promote and develop programmes to enhance members’ understanding on inclusions issues).
  • Director(s) at Large – up to four positions available (responsible for furthering and implementing the direction established by the board through active participation in CIC activities. This includes attending meetings; leading or assisting on CIC initiatives; and leading or assisting on committee work as needed)

Please note that CIC Edmonton board meetings are being held virtually.

Nominations can be submitted here:

Nominations are due by July 18, 2022.

Questions? Please email Thank you to everyone for your interest.


July 18, 2022
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
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