Members of CCRI elect directors to govern the management of the business of Campus Co-op. This is one of many ways that we honour the co-operative principle of democracy. Directors called house representatives are elected at house level. Each house in CCRI has a responsibility to elect at least one person from their house to the board of representatives. They can decline to elect a standing member and can instead send a delegate to each board
meeting. Only elected board members can vote in meetings but all members can speak and request information.
The board also has an executive committee of members who take on more responsibility within the governance of CCRI. Members of the executive committee can be appointed within the board or elected at a semi-annual AGM by the general membership. Executive committee members who are appointed from within the board are confirmed at an AGM.
Any member of CCRI can write a policy. Only the board of representatives can pass policies into effect. If you have an idea for how an existing policy would work better, you can propose an amendment to that policy. You can also create a new policy. To do this, review our Bylaws and write your policy. Submit your policy to the board of directors and attend the board meeting where your policy is being read to receive feedback and potentially see it passed into effect.
A committee is a group of people who cooperate to achieve an objective. Committees have a chairperson who drafts agendas for their meetings and schedules meetings regularly. They also have a minute-taker who takes minutes. They serve the membership and report to the board. As a member, you can join any and all of our committees. Have a project that doesn’t yet have a committee devoted to it? Advertise and find some people willing to join you, then contact the board about establishing your committee.