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Calling all ECVO members to the 2018 Annual General Meeting

We invite Edmonton’s non-profit and charitable community to join us for ECVO’s Annual General Meeting and discussions on the past and future of our non-profit landscape.


2:30 pm – AGM Business Meeting

3:00 pm – Guest speakers Graham Thomson & Brookes Merritt share their perspectives on Alberta’s political landscape

4:00 pm – Networking Reception


Graham Thomson  writes on Alberta politics for the Edmonton Journal. He began his journalism career as a reporter with CBC Radio in 1984 before switching to CBC Television in 1989. In the past 20 years he has covered stories across Canada and written investigative pieces from the United States, Mexico and Russia — and spent two ‘tours’ with Canadian troops in Afghanistan. In 2013, he travelled to the Middle East to report on the Syrian refugee crisis. Among his awards are a National Newspaper Award for his reporting and a nomination for his columns.

Brookes Merritt has more than 15 years’ experience in Alberta’s political, public service, and industry spheres, including work with private and non-profit organizations. Brookes is a former print journalist, director of communications for Alberta’s NDP, and social media and communications consultant for the Government of Alberta. At IMPACT, Brookes draws on experience in media, issues and reputation management, crisis communication, public relations, policy development and political advocacy to help clients achieve goals. He is also editor of the IMPACT Report, a weekly newsletter reporting and analyzing Alberta politics. Brookes lives in Edmonton with his wife and fellow journalist Eliza Barlow, and their three children.

The Business Meeting

At the business meeting, ECVO members will hear reports from ECVO’s 2017 year and vote to elect new directors.

Can’t make it to the meeting? No worries! You can still cast a vote with a proxy form. Forms can be downloaded here.