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Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors 2020

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors 2020

 VIATEC Board Nominations are now Open! - Closed 


August 21, 2020 (VICTORIA, BC) - VIATEC is excited to announce the call for nominations for its 2020/21 Board of Directors. The 2019/20 year has been a positive and exciting one, in part to the incredible contributions made by the current Board.

VIATEC has 14 seats on its Board, and each year there are 7 seats up for election. Being on VIATEC's Board of Directors is a great way to get more involved in Greater Victoria's technology community, get an inside look at strategic goals (including supporting the local tech community in growing to $10 billion in revenues by 2030), and to connect with fellow technology members. Ten seats are reserved for technology members only and the remainder of seats are made up of service and individual members.

If you would like to put your name forward as a candidate, please follow the link below to complete the nomination form no later than September 4, 2020 by 3 p.m. Please ensure you meet the qualifications required before filling out the nomination form. Nominees should have a strong commitment to their community, want to make a positive impact and have a reliable work ethic with their fellow directors.

The elected board of Directors will be announced at the September 24, 2020 AGM. Please review the qualifications and expected commitment of a VIATEC board member:



1. Must be a VIATEC member in good standing and at least 18 years of age.

2. In order for a person to be elected to the board of directors of VIATEC (the “Board”) in accordance with Part 4 of the bylaws of VIATEC (the “Bylaws”), he or she must:

  1. at the time of his or her election, have been, or be representing an entity that has been, an active member of VIATEC for at least the past 12 months; and
  2. maintain an active membership throughout his or her term of office.

3. Review all materials sent out in advance of monthly Board meetings and attend meetings as often as possible (75% attendance required)

4. May or may not participate in at least one board committee (75% attendance required):

  1. Finance & Audit

  2. Governance

5. Some board members will be “point” on specific strategic goals

6. Participate in the annual strategic planning process

7. Whenever possible, attend VIATEC events (seminars, conferences).

8. Only one candidate per/company can nominate themselves for a board of director.


VIATEC is committed to enhancing equity and diversity in the tech sector in Greater Victoria. Our mandate is to cultivate the most cohesive tech community in the world, boosting a sense of belonging and shaping our region. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members and employees. We invite and encourage members that reflect this priority to express interest in becoming a board member.


 Nomination are now closed

Please note:  When your nomination form is submitted and you have been vetted your name will appear on the voting ballot when the electronic voting opens which is Sept. 10th - Sept. 22nd. At this stage NO alterations can me made. 


VIATEC is using SmartBallot to facilitate online voting for the 2020 Annual General Meeting.  SmartBallot servers are located in Canada, and utilize end-to-end encryption.  By participating in the 2020 Annual General Meeting, you authorize VIATEC to collect and use your personal information for the purposes of identifying you and recording your votes in this Annual General Meeting, and to share that personal information with SmartBallot to the extent necessary to identify you and record your votes.


  1. Call to Order for AGM - September 24, 2020
  2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of September 26, 2019
  3. Minutes of the 2020 Extraordinary General Meeting held August 11, 2020
  4. Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report
  5. Appointment of Auditors
  6. Set Number of Directors and announce newly elected Board of Directors
  7. Board’s Report
  8. Other Business

 You will be contacted directly to have a Zoom meeting prior to our AGM. If you have any inquiries please contact

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