2021 CanWaCH Annual General Meeting Information for Voting Members

CanWaCH AGM Voting Information

Welcome! To facilitate the participation of CanWaCH members from across Canada, we’ve launched a secure, online advanced voting system for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Below, you will find all the information you need to vote. 

Once you have reviewed the information, please proceed to your unique voting ballot (details found in the voting email you received. If you did not receive this email please contact [email protected]).

If you have not yet registered to attend the AGM, please click on the link below.

Agenda and Voting Information

AGM: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Advance voting closes at 5:00 PM EST on Monday, November 22, 2021. **Please note that if quorum is reached in advance of the AGM,  live voting will not be offered during the business meeting. Please take this opportunity to cast your vote now.


Motion: To approve the 2021 Annual General Meeting Agenda. 

    • Welcome
    • Approval of Agenda
    • Approval of 2020 AGM Minutes
    • Chair Report
    • Chief Executive Officer Report
    • Finance Committee Report
      • Appoint public accountant
    • Election of new Directors


Motion: To approve the 2020 Fifth Annual General Meeting of the Members meeting minutes.


Motion: To approve the appointment of Pennylegion Chung LLP as the Public Accountant of the Corporation until the 2021-2022 Annual General Meeting of members or until their successors are appointed at a remuneration to be fixed by the Board of Directors and the Board of Directors are authorized to fix such remuneration. 


Motion: To approve that effective November 23, 2021, the following named persons be:

Elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term:

Lindsay Glassco, President & CEO, Plan International Canada

Lindsay Glassco is a dynamic leader with 25+ years of experience developing and managing social policies and programs in diverse environments worldwide. Driven by a passion to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development and social change, her work has spanned across sectors, including not-for-profit, government, the UN and the private sector.

Before joining Plan, Lindsay was based in Geneva, Switzerland acting as Secretary General of CARE International. Prior to her time at CARE, she held executive roles which included Director of International Cooperation and Development for the International Olympic Committee, President and CEO of Special Olympics Canada, and Global Director of Policy and Strategy for Right to Play (RTP). Her experience reflects a successful track record in areas such as organizational leadership, strategic planning, operational management, government and stakeholder relations and fundraising, among others.

Earlier in her career, Lindsay spent close to a decade working for the Government of Canada, including at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (now Global Affairs Canada). She also worked as a food security consultant for UN organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Volunteers and the UN Development Programme.

Lindsay has developed a wide breadth of knowledge acquiring subject matter expertise in global health, early child and youth development, education, gender equality, food security, human rights, and disability. With a strong interest in people and a desire to deepen her understanding of the common threads that bind us as global citizens, Lindsay’s work has taken her around the world. Since first beginning her international career teaching at a high school in rural Lesotho, she has lived and worked globally – visiting over 60 countries. This has enabled her to establish a strong sense of her place in the world, strengthen her appreciation for cultural differences and further recognize the importance of human dignity, equality and inclusion.

Throughout her career, Lindsay has been rewarded for her people-oriented and collaborative management skills and honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her significant contributions to community development in Canada. She seeks to bring this people-centric and community focused approach to all facets of her life and is guided dutifully by her North Star – making an impactful contribution to social change.

Re-elected for a second three-year term:

Chris Dendys, Executive Director, RESULTS Canada

Chris Dendys has more than 25 years experience working in support of social justice and social impact domestically and internationally. She has experience in strategic positioning and advocacy, government relations, strategic partnerships, and supporting grassroots movements. As Executive Director of Results Canada, Chris oversees all aspects of Results Canada’s organizational strengthening efforts, campaign strategy, and grassroots support and growth. Results Canada is committed to creating the political will to end extreme poverty and also to empowering individuals to harness their power as advocates.

Chris previously served as Director of External Relations at Nutrition International, one of the world’s largest nutrition-focussed development organizations. Chris has also worked as a consultant, supporting a number of non-government organizations, and has held a variety of positions in government, in Parliament, and in political offices. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (Can-WaCH), and is on the leadership group of ACTION, an international partnership of global health advocates.

Chris has four children and lives in Ottawa.

Jocelyn Mackie, Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada

Jocelyn Mackie is Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, giving leadership and oversight to all aspects of the organization’s innovation platform, together with Co-CEO Karlee Silver.

Prior to being appointed Co-CEO, Ms. Mackie was Vice President of Operations & General Counsel at GCC, where she led the Finance, Operations, Legal and Communications teams, leading the organization’s operations, funder relations, deal structuring and negotiations (on grant and non-grant financing deals), financial accountability and risk mitigation management, as well as providing legal and compliance oversight.

Prior to joining GCC, Ms. Mackie provided legal and strategic advice to pharmaceutical and technology companies at a boutique law firm with offices in Toronto, Washington and New York. She specialized in intellectual property law and litigation, as well as lobbying for legislative change in Washington and Ottawa. Ms. Mackie started her academic pursuits studying languages and international development, and spent time digging latrines and helping to set up a self-sustaining micro-enterprise with rural women in Honduras.

Ms. Mackie has a MSc from the University of Toronto, where she jointly authored a book on ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility in the bioscience industry. She has a JD from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and an honours business degree (HBA) from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar and the New York State Bar.

When not focused on enabling Bold Ideas With Big Impact®, Ms. Mackie spends time with her entrepreneurial husband, three children and two step daughters (aged 2 to 20) at their home in Toronto, family cottage and cattle farm. She stays grounded by taking dance classes, and is active in her community church and children’s school.

Eva Slawecki, Interim Executive Director, Canadian Association for Global Health 

Eva Slawecki is a leader in the global health community in Canada. She is currently Executive Director of the Canadian Society for International Health and has 15 years of experience in global health and international development focused on health systems strengthening and institutional capacity-building. Eva holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration and has expertise in evidence-based medicine and information systems in post-Soviet countries in transition. Eva works extensively in designing, implementing, and monitoring projects for national and international funding agencies. She provides oversight on the Canadian HCV and HIV Knowledge to Action Program; the annual Canadian Conference on Global Health; technical assistance programs in Mongolia; and women’s, children’s, and adolescent health projects in Tanzania. In addition, she has experience with projects in primary health care, medical education, health information systems, and communicable and non-communicable diseases in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Croatia, Ukraine, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.

Important Documents 

CanWaCH 2020 Annual General Meeting Minutes

2020-2021 Annual Report

Thank you for taking the time to participate in CanWaCH’s AGM! 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. EST.


November 2, 2021