Directors Election

Today’s business world is complex and constantly changing. Electing a Board of Directors to oversee the business affairs of a $200 million petroleum and food co-operative is comparable to hiring a member of the senior executive team, such as the CEO. Being elected to the Board is a serious responsibility, as each Director’s decision has a profound influence on Peninsula Co-op’s future success.

 
  • Election of Directors

    The Election of Directors will run from May 21 to June 4, 2021. 

    Peninsula Co-op is 100% locally owned by our member-owners. Our members’ input is important to the long-term success of the Co-op. As a member-owner, you have the opportunity to nominate qualified candidates for the available positions on the Board of Directors and also vote in the annual Election of Directors.

    Member-owners will be able to exercise their right to vote when the Co-op mails out election packages in May for the 2021 Election of Directors.

    So that our member-owners do not incur high postage costs, we want to be fiscally responsible when mailing out the election packages. Therefore, in order to receive an election package, member-owners must have either:

    • Participated in any of the past three annual Election of Directors.
    • Joined Peninsula Co-op between March 31, 2019 and April 3, 2021.
    • Received a T4A for their December 2020 rebate allocation.
    • Purchased $750 or more at our Food Centre, or $1,500 or more at Peninsula Co-op Gas Centres from March 31, 2019 to March 28, 2020.
    • Been a member of North-Island Co-op.

    When member-owners receive their election package with voting instructions, they will have the option of voting by mail-in ballot or online.

    We are working with Survey & Ballot Systems, a trusted and proven service provider of online and mail-in voting services, to give members a choice in how they cast their vote. Baker Tilly Victoria Ltd. will continue to act as a facilitator in the election process, managing member requests and safekeeping mailed-in ballots prior to tabulation by Survey & Ballot Systems.

    Members who vote online will have the option to provide their email address to Peninsula Co-op and move to a completely electronic platform, conveniently receiving voting packages for future elections via email only. It’s a quick and easy option that’s great for the environment too!

    PLUS, when you vote online and sign-up for paperless electronic voting for future elections, you’ll automatically be entered to win one of five $100 gift cards!

    We encourage all eligible voting member-owners to cast a ballot in the 2021 Election of Directors. Any member-owner who does not automatically receive an election package in the mail can request one by contacting Baker Tilly Victoria Ltd at 250.386.0500 during business hours.

    Mailed-in ballots must be postmarked June 4, 2021 or earlier, and must be received by the office of Baker Tilly Victoria Ltd. by 4:00pm on June 8th 2021, to be included in the ballot count. Ballots can also be dropped off at the office of Baker Tilly Victoria Ltd. #540-645 Fort St, Victoria BC V8W 1G2, by 4:00pm June 4, 2021.

    Your vote is your voice. You’ll be helping to select four Directors who will work on your behalf and represent the interests of our 108,000 member-owners.

    The newsletter containing candidate profiles and information can be viewed by clicking here.

    Election results will be announced at the virtual Annual General Meeting on June 23, 2021, and on Peninsula Co-op’s website before July 2021.

  • Call for Nominations

    Peninsula Co-op is 100% locally owned by our member-owners. Our members’ input is important to the long-term success of the Co-op. As a member-owner, you have the opportunity to nominate qualified candidates for the available positions on the Board of Directors and also vote in the annual Election of Directors.

    The nomination period is now closed. Election packages will be mailed out mid-May.

    The next nomination period will be 2022.