When an individual registers and pays in full for CEW, they become a member for the period starting on the first day of the workshop for which he/she has registered and ending three weeks after the last day of the following workshop. This is typically a period of just over one year.
Members will have the right to vote on corporate resolutions and during elections.
Other than the full payment of registration fees, there are no dues payable to become a member of CEW.
Directors of the Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW) provide continuity across annual workshops, encourage future Organizing Committee chairs to undertake workshops and manage a financial reserve to provide necessary advances for venue facilities. Workshops are typically planned three years in advance and designed to attract representatives from all sectors actively involved in environmental research, management and policy development.
The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) requires that CEW members elect their Board of Directors. Members are encouraged to elect a Board of Directors representative of diverse identities and from various professional sectors (i.e., public, industry, consulting, academia).
A nominee must consent to be a Director of CEW by signing the nomination form or sending an email (Julie Anderson) expressing that consent to the Elections Committee prior to the nomination deadline. In addition, all nominees are asked to submit as part of the nomination package a description (up to 250 words) of why CEW members should consider voting for you in October 2023.