About Us

The mission of the Social Studies Educators Network of Canada is to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies education by facilitating networking between educators and engaging with partners across Canada.

History and Purpose of SSENC

The Social Studies Educators Network of Canada – Réseau pour l’enseignement des sciences sociales du Canada (SSENC/RESSC) was formed in November of 2019 after several years of discussion with representatives from social studies teachers associations.

SSENC/ RESSC  includes teacher representatives from all Canadian provinces and territories, including those who may not yet have an established social studies council.

 

 

We have three main objectives:

  1. To advocate for social studies education across Canada
  2. To facilitate networking and cooperation among social studies educators across Canada
  3. To engage with public institutions, private interests, and non-government institutions in the development and implementation of policies and/or resources related to social studies education across Canada.

 

Provincial social studies teachers associations are the members of SSENC/RESSC, not individuals. Each member association designates a representative to attend monthly virtual meetings, and at least one in-person annual meeting. This allows us to collaborate interprovincially and to share expertise and resources, including partner resources, to strengthen all of our associations and networks in each jurisdiction. We are committed to remaining non-partisan in our support of educators and history education. 

Together SSENC/RESSC member associations represent all 13 provinces and territories, teaching in both official languages.

Together SSENC/RESSC member associations represent over 6400 educators in all provinces and territories, teaching in both official languages.

Together SSENC/RESSC member associations can reach over 480,000 students per year in all provinces and territories and in both official languages.

SSENC / RESSC – A Chronology

2010-2014

Representatives of provincial social studies teachers’ associations attend the Historical Thinking Project Annual General Meetings in Toronto, Ontario with the support of the THEN/HiER network

2013

Supported by Canada’s History Society, western social studies teachers associations discuss ways to work together in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

October 2014

Representatives of several social studies teachers’ associations meet informally in Charlottetown, PEI for the PEISSTA / ACS conference

October 2015

Representatives of several social studies teachers’ associations meet informally in Gatineau, QC for the AQEUS / ACS conference

October 2016

Representatives of several social studies teachers’ associations are brought together for an open dialogue on working together at the MSSTA/ACS conference in Winnipeg.

August 2017

Canada’s History Society brings together lead teachers and association representatives for the first annual National History Educators Meeting in Montreal.

July 2018

Canada’s History Society brings together lead teachers and association representatives for the second annual National History Educators Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario.

November 2018

Representatives of social studies teachers’ associations meet with partners and supporters at the OHASSTA/ACS conference in Toronto, Ontario.

August 2019

Canada’s History Society brings together lead teachers and all association representatives for the third annual National History Educators Meeting in Montreal, Quebec. SSENC / RESSC holds its first talks as an association, confirms our name, objectives, and structures. Table officers are elected.

November 2019

SSENC / RESSC holds its first official meeting in Gatineau, QC, in conjunction with an ACS conference. SSENC / RESSC is incorporated as a non-profit corporation, constitution, by-laws are established and planning begins. All member associations confirm membership in the following months. Work on the Korean War Legacy project begins.

2019-2020

SSENC / RESSC holds virtual monthly directors meetings and establishes financial, organizational, and communications presence. The first issue of Salon is released. SSENC / RESSC establishes a Twitter account. Work begins on the Korean War Legacy writing project.

 

October 2020

Member associations AQEUS, OHASSTA and MSSTA run a virtual conference in collaboration with ACS.

Winter-Spring 2021

Monthly virtual member engagement activities begin. Partnerships are established. SSENC/ RESSC receives funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada History Fund for two years of operation.

October 2021

Member associations ATASSC, MSSTA and OHASSTA run a joint conference with the support of ACS.

Winter-Spring 2022

Work begins on the SSENC / RESSC website. Monthly directors meetings, engagement activities continue.

March 2022

Annual General Meeting of SSENC / RESSC directors in Toronto, ON.

Members

 

Ontario

Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association

OHASSTA logo

Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association

Rapport Blog

Aqeus logo

Québec association for social studies education

BCSSTA logo

BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association

Detours journal

ATASSC logo

Alberta Teachers’ Association
Social Studies Council

One World in Dialogue: A peer reviewed journal

Focus Newsletter

SSS Logo

Social Studies Saskatchewan

Manitoba Social Studies logo

Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association

MB Speaks

New Brunswick logo

New Brunswick Social Studies Educators’ Network

NL logo

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia Social Studies Teachers logo

The Social Studies Teachers Association of Nova Scotia

PEI logo

PEI Social Studies Teachers Association

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories

Yukon Territory

Yukon Territory

Nunavut

Nunavut Territory

Table Officers

Rachel Collishaw

Rachel Collishaw

President

Ontario

Founding Member

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Robert Jardine

Robert Jardine

Vice-President

Saskatchewan

Founding Member

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Jennifer Wiliams

Jennifer Williams

Vice-President

Alberta

 

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Kevin Lopuck

Kevin Lopuck

 Treasurer

Manitoba

Founding Member

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Wendy Driscoll

Wendy Driscoll

Secretary

Nova Scotia

Founding Member

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Committee Chairs

Yves Durocher

Yves Durocher

Governance

Association des enseigant es des sciences humaines de l’Ontario

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Jackie Rockett

Jackie Rocket

Communications

Newfoundland Labrador

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Remi Lavoie

Remi Lavoie

Communications

Association québécoise pour l’enseignement en univers social

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Jennifer Tweedie

Jen Tweedie

Finance

Northwest Territories

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Directors

Jeremy Staveley

Jeremy Staveley

 

Yukon Territory

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Craig McGregor

Craig MacGregor

 

Nunavut Territory

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Greg Neumann

Greg Neumann

 

British Columbia Social Studies Teachers’ Association

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Maureen McNamara

Maureen McNamara

Social Studies Teachers’ Association of Nova Scotia

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Helen Smith-McPhail

Helen Smith-MacPhail

Prince Edward Island Social Studies Teachers’ Association

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Kevin Foster

Kevin Foster

New Brunswick Social Studies Educators’ Network 

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James Steeves

James Steeves

Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association

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Diane Vautour

Diane Vautour

Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association

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Kara Wickstrom-Street

Kara Wickstrom-Street

Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association

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Shayna Zubko

Shayna Zubko

Social Studies Saskatchewan

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Shelley Kirkvold

Alberta Teachers’ Association Social Studies Council

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Members at Large

Lisa Schellenberger

Lisa Schellenberger

Nunavut Territory

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Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy

Newfoundland Labrador

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Laura McCarron

Laura McCarron

New Brunswick

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Founding Members

John Tidswell

John Tidswell

Alberta

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Ian Coffin

Ian Coffin

Prince Edward Island

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By-Laws and Policies

Preamble:

SSENC / RESSC is committed to the principles of Reconciliation and supports the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action across Canada.
Mission
The mission of the Social Studies Educators Network of Canada is to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies education by facilitating networking between educators and engaging with partners across Canada.

BE IT ENACTED as a bylaw of the Corporation as follows:

1. Name
The name of the organization shall be Social Studies Educators Network of Canada (SSENC) / Réseau pour l’enseignement des sciences sociales du Canada (RESSC).

2.    Objectives
The objectives of SSENC / RESSC shall be to:
a. advocate for social studies education across Canada
b. facilitate networking and cooperation among social studies educators across Canada.
c. engage with public institutions, private interests, and non-government institutions in the development and implementation of policies and/or resources related to social studies education across Canada.

3.     Definitions
In this by-law and all other by-laws of the Corporation, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Act” means the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act S.C. 2009, c. 23 including the Regulations made pursuant to the Act, and any statute or regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to time;
“articles” means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles of amendment, amalgamation, continuance, reorganization, arrangement or revival of the Corporation;
“board” means the board of directors of the Corporation and “director” means a member of the board;
“by-law” means this by-law and any other by-law of the Corporation as amended and which are, from time to time, in force and effect;
“director” means the individual selected by a member provincial/territorial organization to attend board meetings of behalf of the provincial/territorial organization;
“meeting of members” means an annual meeting of members or a special meeting of members; “special meeting of members” includes a meeting of any class or classes of members and a special meeting of all members entitled to vote at an annual meeting of members;
“Member” means the provincial, territorial, or other organization recognized by SSENC / RESSC as composing the board; however, in any circumstance within these bylaws where it can be reasonably inferred, “member” shall mean the same as “director”
“Officers” – means the Table Officers appointed or elected by the Directors. The Officers make decisions related to budgets, partnerships, and other administrative decisions.
“ordinary resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than 50% plus 1 of the votes cast on that resolution;
“proposal” means a proposal submitted by a member of the Corporation that meets the requirements of section 163 (Member Proposals) of the Act;
“Regulations” means the regulations made under the Act, as amended, restated or in effect from time to time; and
“special resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the votes cast on that resolution.

4.    Interpretation
In the interpretation of these by-laws, words in the singular include the plural and vice-versa, words in one gender include all genders, and “person” includes an individual, body corporate, partnership, trust, and unincorporated organization.
Other than as specified above, words and expressions defined in the Act have the same meanings when used in these by-laws.

5.  Membership  Conditions
Membership is held by relevant formal provincial and territorial educational organizations where they exist; representatives of regions without formal organizations may be accepted by consensus of the Board.
Subject to the articles, there shall be one class of members in the Corporation. Membership in the Corporation shall be available to persons interested in furthering the Corporation’s purposes and who have applied for and been accepted into membership in the Corporation by resolution of the board or in such other manner as may be determined by the board. Each member shall be entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of the members of the Corporation.
Pursuant to subsection 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendments to this section of the by-laws if those amendments affect membership rights and/or conditions described in paragraphs 197(1)(e), (h), (l) or (m).
A membership may only be transferred to the Corporation. Pursuant to Section 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to add, change or delete this section of the by-laws.
5.1 Directors 
a. One (1) director from each organization.
(i) Founding Directors – The individuals listed in Appendix 1 up to the end of their original term.
(ii) Their terms shall be four years, from 2019-2023.
b. The member organization will determine their director.
(i)  The term of office for each director is determined by that organization, subject to 14.2 or 14.3 (see Article 16)
c. Table Officers – The positions of Treasurer, Secretary, President, Vice-President (2), Past-President.

6. Table Officers – Duties and responsibilities

1. President
a. Shall call all Director meetings and preside as Chair at meetings;
b. Shall be responsible for and prepare the agenda for all meetings, and shall distribute agendas and minutes of previous meetings to Directors;
c. Shall send notices to directors of all meetings;
d. Shall perform all duties as customarily delegated upon a President;
e. Shall be an ex-officio member of all committees;
f. Shall do such other duties as directed by the directors.

2. Vice-President (2)
a. Shall take charge of the affairs during the absence of the President or when requested to do so by the President;
b. Shall perform such other duties as are assigned by the directors.

3. Secretary
a. Shall keep an accurate record of all proceedings, including meeting minutes;
b. Shall bring before the directors all official notes and communications, and keep records of all official notes and communications of other directors;
c.  Shall make and send such reports and statements as may be needed at any time;
d. Shall provide minutes of all meetings to President for dissemination to directors;
e. Shall keep a record of attendance at all meetings of the directors;
f.  Shall sign meeting minutes;
g. Shall have the ability to co-sign all cheques with exception of cheques written to the Secretary.

4. Treasurer
a. Shall be custodian of all funds and shall keep such funds in such financial institution as the directors may decide subject to approval of the directors;
b. Shall be prepared to give a full financial statement at any meeting;
c. Shall prepare, annually, a proposed budget for presentation and approval at meetings of the directors;
d. Shall ensure that an audit or review of the fiscal year’s receipts, investments, and expenditures be prepared annually by an accountant, other than Executive or directors, appointed by the Executive and approved by the previous meeting of directors. A resulting annual report must be provided to the directors on receipts, investments, and expenditures;
e. Shall have the ability to co-sign all cheques with exception of cheques written to the Treasurer;
f. The Treasurer will observe the accepted  guidelines, practices, and procedures of their provincial/territorial teachers’ organization.

5. Past-President
a. Shall be responsible for ensuring that the constitution is the by-laws are observed in all deliberations and decisions;
b. Shall be responsible for holding and supervising elections as necessary.

7. Number of Directors
The board shall consist of the number of directors specified in the articles. If the articles provide for a minimum and maximum number of directors, the board shall be comprised of the fixed number of directors as determined from time to time by the members by ordinary resolution or, if the ordinary resolution empowers the directors to determine the number, by resolution of the board. In the case of a soliciting corporation the minimum number of directors may not be fewer than three (3), at least two of whom are not officers or employees of the Corporation or its affiliates.

8. Execution of Documents
Deeds, transfers, assignments, contracts, obligations and other instruments in writing requiring execution by the Corporation may be signed by any two (2) of its officers or directors. In addition, the board may from time to time direct the manner in which and the person or persons by whom a particular document or type of document shall be executed. Any person authorized to sign any document may affix the corporate seal (if any) to the document. Any signing officer may certify a copy of any instrument, resolution, by-law or other document of the Corporation to be a true copy thereof.

9.  Financial Year End
The financial year end of the Corporation shall be determined by the board of directors.

10. Banking Arrangements
The banking business of the Corporation shall be transacted at such bank, trust company or other firm or corporation carrying on a banking business in Canada or elsewhere as the board of directors may designate, appoint or authorize from time to time by resolution. The banking business or any part of it shall be transacted by an officer or officers of the Corporation and/or other persons as the board of directors may by resolution from time to time designate, direct or authorize.

11. Borrowing Powers
The Directors of the Corporation may, without authorization of the members,
a. borrow money on the credit of the corporation;
b. issue, reissue, sell, pledge or hypothecate debt obligations of the corporation;
c. give a guarantee on behalf and
d. mortgage, hypothecate, pledge or otherwise create a security interest in all or any property of the corporation, owned or subsequently acquired, to secure any debt obligation of the corporation.

12. Annual Financial Statements
The Corporation shall send to the members a copy of the annual financial statements and other documents referred to in subsection 172(1) (Annual Financial Statements) of the Act or a copy of a publication of the Corporation reproducing the information contained in the documents. Instead of sending the documents, the Corporation may send a summary to each member along with a notice informing the member of the procedure for obtaining a copy of the documents themselves free of charge. The Corporation is not required to send the documents or a summary to a member who, in writing, declines to receive such documents.

13. Committees
The Directors will establish and maintain committees as deemed necessary.

14. Termination of Membership
A membership in the Corporation is terminated when:
1. the member dies, or, in the case of a member that is a corporation, the corporation is dissolved;
2. a member fails to maintain any qualifications for membership described in the section on membership conditions of these by-laws;
3. the member resigns by delivering a written resignation to the chair of the board of the Corporation in which case such resignation shall be effective on the date specified in the resignation;
4. the member is expelled in accordance with any discipline of members section or is otherwise terminated in accordance with the articles or by-laws;
5. the member’s term of membership expires; or
6. the Corporation is liquidated or dissolved under the Act.

15. Effect of Termination of Membership
Subject to the articles, upon any termination of membership, the rights of the member, including any rights in the property of the Corporation, automatically cease to exist.

16. Discipline of Members
The board shall have authority to suspend or expel any member or director from the Corporation for any one or more of the following grounds:
1. violating any provision of the articles, by-laws, or written policies of the Corporation;
2. carrying out any conduct which may be detrimental to the Corporation as determined by the board in its sole discretion;
3. for any other reason that the board in its sole and absolute discretion considers to be reasonable, having regard to the purpose of the Corporation.
In the event that the board determines that a member or director should be expelled or suspended from membership in the Corporation, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, shall provide twenty (20) days notice of suspension or expulsion to the member or director and shall provide reasons for the proposed suspension or expulsion. The member or director may make written submissions to the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, in response to the notice received within such twenty (20) day period. In the event that no written submissions are received by the president, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the board, may proceed to notify the member or director that the member or director is suspended or expelled from membership in the Corporation. If written submissions are received in accordance with this section, the board will consider such submissions in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the member or director concerning such final decision within a further twenty (20) days from the date of receipt of the submissions. The board’s decision shall be final and binding on the member or director, without any further right of appeal.

17. Corporate Office

The corporate office shall be in Winnipeg, MB.

18. Meetings

1. Notice of the time and place of a meeting of members shall be given to each member entitled to vote at the meeting by telephonic, electronic or other communication facility to each member entitled to vote at the meeting, during a period of 21 to 35 days before the day on which the meeting is to be held. If a member requests that the notice be given by non-electronic means, the notice will be sent by mail, courier or personal delivery.
a. Subject to compliance with section 159 (Place of Members’ Meetings) of the Act, meetings of the members may be held at any place within Canada determined by the board or, if all of the members entitled to vote at such meeting so agree, outside Canada.

Pursuant to subsection 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to the by-laws of the Corporation to change the manner of giving notice to members entitled to vote at a meeting of members.

2. Number of meetings
a. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least six times per year
3. AGMs
a. Annual general meetings shall be held within 365 days of the the previous years’ AGM
4. Meetings will be at a time and place as determined by the President or designate.
a. Quorum shall consist of the directors in attendance, representing at least 50% +1 of the directors.
b. Meetings shall follow Robert’s Rules of Order, unless consensus is reached to follow alternate procedures.

19.  Members Calling a Members’ Meeting
The board of directors shall call a special meeting of members in accordance with Section 167 of the Act, on written requisition of members carrying not less than 5% of the voting rights. If the directors do not call a meeting within twenty-one (21) days of receiving the requisition, any member who signed the requisition may call the meeting.

The member who submitted the proposal shall pay the cost of including the proposal and any statement in the notice of meeting at which the proposal is to be presented unless otherwise provided by ordinary resolution of the members present at the meeting.

20. Persons Entitled to be Present at Members’ Meetings

The only persons entitled to be present at a meeting of members shall be those entitled to vote at the meeting, the directors and the public accountant of the Corporation and such other persons who are entitled or required under any provision of the Act, articles or by-laws of the Corporation to be present at the meeting. Any other person may be admitted only on the invitation of the chair of the meeting or by resolution of the members.

21. Chair of Members’ Meetings

In the event that the chair of the board and the vice-chairs of the board are absent, the members who are present and entitled to vote at the meeting shall choose one of their number to chair the meeting.

22.  Absentee Voting at Members’ Meetings
Pursuant to section 171(1) (Absentee Voting) of the Act, a member entitled to vote at a meeting of members may vote by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility if the Corporation has a system that:
enables the votes to be gathered in a manner that permits their subsequent verification, and permits the tallied votes to be presented to the Corporation without it being possible for the Corporation to identify how each member voted.

Pursuant to subsection 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to the by-laws of the Corporation to change this method of voting by members not in attendance at a meeting of members.

23. Voting at Members’ Meetings
At any meeting of members every question shall, unless otherwise provided by the articles or by-laws or by the Act, be determined by a majority of the votes cast on the questions. In case of an equality of votes either on a show of hands or on a ballot or on the results of electronic voting, the chair of the meeting in addition to an original vote shall have a second or casting vote.

24. Participation by Electronic Means at Members’ Meetings
If the Corporation chooses to make available a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during a meeting of members, any person entitled to attend such meeting may participate in the meeting by means of such telephonic, electronic or other communication facility in the manner provided by the Act. A person participating in a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting. Notwithstanding any other provision of this by-law, any person participating in a meeting of members pursuant to this section who is entitled to vote at that meeting may vote, in accordance with the Act, by means of any telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that the Corporation has made available for that purpose.

25.  Members’ Meeting Held Entirely by Electronic Means
If the directors or members of the Corporation call a meeting of members pursuant to the Act, those directors or members, as the case may be, may determine that the meeting shall be held, in accordance with the Act and the Regulations, entirely by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.

26. Voting at Meetings of the Board of Directors
At all meetings of the board, every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast on the question. In case of an equality of votes, the chair of the meeting in addition to an original vote shall have a second or casting vote.

27. Number of Directors
The board shall consist of the number of directors specified in the articles. If the articles provide for a minimum and maximum number of directors, the board shall be comprised of the fixed number of directors as determined from time to time by the members by ordinary resolution or, if the ordinary resolution empowers the directors to determine the number, by resolution of the board. In the case of a soliciting corporation the minimum number of directors may not be fewer than three (3), at least two of whom are not officers or employees of the Corporation or its affiliates.

28. Calling of Meetings of Board of Directors
Meetings of the board may be called by the chair of the board, the vice-chair of the board or any two (2) directors at any time; provided that for the first organization meeting following incorporation, such meeting may be called by any director or incorporator. If the Corporation has only one director, that director may call and constitute a meeting.

29. Notice of Meeting of Board of Directors
Notice of the time and place for the holding of a meeting of the board shall be given in the manner provided in the section on giving notice of meeting of directors of this by-law to every director of the Corporation not less than 10 days before the time when the meeting is to be held. Notice of a meeting shall not be necessary if all of the directors are present, and none objects to the holding of the meeting, or if those absent have waived notice of or have otherwise signified their consent to the holding of such meeting. Notice of an adjourned meeting is not required if the time and place of the adjourned meeting is announced at the original meeting. Unless the by-law otherwise provides, no notice of meeting need specify the purpose or the business to be transacted at the meeting except that a notice of meeting of directors shall specify any matter referred to in subsection 138(2) (Limits on Authority) of the Act that is to be dealt with at the meeting.

30. Voting at Meetings of the Board of Directors
At all meetings of the board, every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast on the question. In case of an equality of votes, the chair of the meeting in addition to an original vote shall have a second or casting vote.

31. Appointment of Officers
The board may designate the offices of the Corporation, appoint officers on an annual or more frequent basis, specify their duties and, subject to the Act, delegate to such officers the power to manage the affairs of the Corporation. A director may be appointed to any office of the Corporation. An officer may, but need not be, a director unless these by-laws otherwise provide. Two or more offices may be held by the same person.
a. Officers shall be elected by secret ballot (if necessary) at a meeting of the
Directors.
b. Officers cannot stand for re-election for any Table Officer position if they hold a position as a Table Officer (Executive Member) with their home organization.
c. Subject to the Regulations under the Act, any proposal may include nominations for the election of directors if the proposal is signed by not less than 5% of members entitled to vote at the meeting at which the proposal is to be presented.

32. Omissions and Errors
The accidental omission to give any notice to any member, director, officer, member of a committee of the board or public accountant, or the non-receipt of any notice by any such person where the Corporation has provided notice in accordance with the by-laws or any error in any notice not affecting its substance shall not invalidate any action taken at any meeting to which the notice pertained or otherwise founded on such notice.

33. Amendments
After a 30-day notice of motion to amend the constitution by-laws has been given, amendments may be effected by a two-thirds vote of directors present at an annual meeting.

34. By-laws and Effective Date
Subject to the articles, the board of directors may, by resolution, make, amend or repeal any by-laws that regulate the activities or affairs of the Corporation. Any such by-law, amendment or repeal shall be effective from the date of the resolution of directors until the next meeting of members where it may be confirmed, rejected or amended by the members by ordinary resolution. If the by-law, amendment or repeal is confirmed or confirmed as amended by the members it remains effective in the form in which it was confirmed. The by-law, amendment or repeal ceases to have effect if it is not submitted to the members at the next meeting of members or if it is rejected by the members at the meeting.

This section does not apply to a by-law that requires a special resolution of the members according to subsection 197(1) (fundamental change) of the Act because such by-law amendments or repeals are only effective when confirmed by members.

34.  Annual Financial Statements
The Corporation shall send to the members a copy of the annual financial statements and other documents referred to in subsection 172(1) (Annual Financial Statements) of the Act or a copy of a publication of the Corporation reproducing the information contained in the documents. Instead of sending the documents, the Corporation may send a summary to each member along with a notice informing the member of the procedure for obtaining a copy of the documents themselves free of charge. The Corporation is not required to send the documents or a summary to a member who, in writing, declines to receive such documents.

Approval of the annual financial statement shall be effected by a two-thirds vote of Directors present at an annual meeting.

35. Indemnification
It shall be the President’s responsibility to ensure that appropriate Directors and Officers’ Liability insurance is maintained. The president may delegate this responsibility to fulfill this obligation.

36. Dissolution and Disbursement of Funds
Dissolution of SSENC/RESSC shall be effected by a two-thirds vote of directors present at a general meeting. Remaining assets will be disbursed equally to the constituent provincial/territorial teacher social studies organizations and networks.

Appendix 1
Founding Directors of SSENC/RESSC 21 August, 2019
Ian Coffin (PEI)
Wendy Driscoll (NS)
John Tidswell (AB)