2020 AGM

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FECHIMM annual meeting is postponed to a date to be determined

The Board of Directors of FECHIMM has decided to postpone the Federation's annual meeting scheduled for April 24 and 25. The decision taken at the March 21 meeting held by teleconference is part of the measures put in place by the Federation to try to slow down the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, as directed by public health authorities.

I'm a full member

The success of a housing co-operative depends in large part on its ability to mobilize its membership around a common and unifying goal. Achieving this level of commitment is a sign that the co-op has a strong contingent of full members.

These are women and men who, without knowing everything about real estate management, have a real interest in the future of their co-op. They are people convinced of the power of collective action who participate fully in their coop's bodies while respecting the democratic functioning of the cooperative movement.

Members who do not hesitate to get involved to preserve the real estate heritage and the mission of their co-operative. Members who embrace the values of the movement and seek opportunities to learn and intercooperate. A group that ensures the self-management of its co-operative with the goal of sustainability for the benefit of its members and future generations.

It is this model of commitment that FECHIMM wants to promote at the level of the co-operatives it brings together for the 2020 annual meeting. That of a supportive and innovative community, bringing together housing co-operatives that are solidly committed to a mutual aid approach within their federation.

Please note that all activities are in French.

For more details, visit our special section AGA 2020

AGM site

Hotel Place Dupuis
Berri-UQAM station

Once again this year, the La Capitale room at the Hôtel Place Dupuis will welcome delegations from housing co-operatives. We encourage you to use public transit or active transportation for your AGM-related travel. For motorists, Place Dupuis has a paid parking. The number of spaces is limited.

Place Dupuis Hotel
1415, rue St-Hubert (See on the map)

Universally accessible place



Reception of late proposals (welcome table)
Receipt of nomination forms for the various positions to be filled (reception table)

Questions and Answers on Basic Assembly Procedures

Those who are not familiar with the rules of procedure applied at FECHIMM are invited to participate in the question-and-answer sessions on procedures that precede the two days of work.

Friday 24 April - 6.15 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 - 8:15 a.m.

Activity report

The FECHIMM team (Board, committees, management and staff) will take stock of the activities of the past year. A question period from the floor will follow the presentation. The printed version of the report, given to each participant at the AGM, will also be available in fechimm.coop as of April 17, 2020.

Friday, April 24 - 7:35 p.m.

Audit report

The firm Gosselin et Associés will present the audit report and answer members' questions on its assessment of the financial statements of FECHIMM. The delegates of the member cooperatives will be called upon to decide by resolution on the allocation of overpayments or the operating deficit, as the case may be.

Friday, April 24 - 8:40 p.m.

Presentation of the provisional budget

FECHIMM's treasurer, Pierre-Alain Cotnoir, and general manager, Gilles Nadon, will present the 2020 budget adopted by the Federation's board of directors. They will then answer questions from members.

Friday, April 24 - 9:10 p.m.

Friday Night Cocktail

The first evening of the annual meeting will conclude with the traditional cocktail reception. This will be an opportunity for delegates and observers from the various cooperatives to discuss their respective realities and aspirations in a convivial setting.

Friday, April 24 - 9:35 p.m.

Saturday April 25

Conjuncture and courses of action for 2020

The President of the Board of Directors, Luc Brisebois, will present the environmental scan for FECHIMM and the co-operative housing movement. The presentation will also include an overview of the main actions that FECHIMM is taking to support its members in the pursuit of its mission.

Saturday, April 25 - 9:10 a.m.

Thematic workshops

The second day of the AGM will feature six thematic workshops on priority issues for members. Participants will be asked to select the workshop of their choice when registering. The workshops will be held concurrently. Click here for more info (FR)

Saturday, April 25 - 9:45 a.m.

Exhibitor's lounge

The lunch break on Saturday will give participants the opportunity to meet FECHIMM's partner companies and organisations, which will open their stands from noon to 1.30 pm. The heads of the Federation's committees and members of the team assigned to support co-operatives will also be on hand to answer questions from cooperants.

Saturday, April 25 - 12 p.m.

Presentation of the Lucia-Kowaluk Award

As of the 2021 general assembly, FECHIMM will award the Lucia Kowaluk Prize each year to a cooperative that has distinguished itself for its commitment to the community, in accordance with the seventh international cooperative principle. The selection criteria and application form will be presented.

Saturday, April 25 - 1:30 p.m.

Proposal processing

The co-operative delegates will debate draft resolutions submitted by the co-operatives or the FECHIMM board of directors. According to the Federation's by-laws, proposals submitted 40 days before the meeting are included in the proposals book. Proposals submitted after that date and those presented at the meeting are late proposals that can be debated if a majority of delegates agree.

For more information, see the model of proposal and the Policy on receipt and processing of proposals at the annual meeting (FR)

Saturday, April 25 - 1:45 p.m.*

Elections to the Board of Directors

There are four vacancies on the board of FECHIMM at the annual meeting. Under the Co-operatives Act, a majority of the positions on the board must be filled by members of the board of directors of member co-operatives of the Federation. The other positions may be filled by candidates regardless of their position within their co-operative.

The nomination period for a Board position will open on April 3. Only co-op delegates will be able to vote in the election.

For more information, please consult the Board of directors application form and attached documentation (FR)

Saturday, April 25 - 4:00 p.m.

Elections to the Development Fund Credit Board

Cooperatives investing in the Development Fund may submit applications to the Credit Committee. In the absence of nominations, the Board of FECHIMM may appoint a member to sit on the Commission.

For more information, please consult the Credit Commission application form (FR)

Saturday 25 April - 4.45 pm*

A voice for co-ops

This speaking period is available to co-op representatives who can deliver all kinds of messages to the assembly (invitation, achievements, presentation of a project, etc.).

Saturday, April 25 - During the counting of the votes for the board election

Prize draws

The winners of the 2020 Membership contest will be announced at the close of the AGM. Details of the contest are published at fechimm.coop/concours-adhesion-2020. Co-ops have until April 23 to enter. Prizes worth $1,200 will be distributed to winning co-ops.

Saturday, April 25 - 5:15 p.m.

For more info

  • Download the information kit (coming soon)
  • Contact us by e-mail or by phone 514-843-6929, ext. 246.