November AGM Meeting Notes

As we diligently prepare for our next AGM on May 5, 2022 at 7pm, the finalized notes from our November 2021 AGM are ready for viewing.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations

The WTJHS 2022 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for May 5, 2022 on Zoom at 7 PM.  The AGM will report on our 2021 activities and propose the budget for 2022.

In preparation for the AGM, this is a Call for Nominations for any of the six elected Officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Recording Secretary).  At present, the Nominating Committee is looking for people to fill the following positions: Treasurer and web/media coordinator (including MailChimp distribution).  There may be other positions needed as well so please consider putting your name forward. Specific details about the job descriptions for these roles are listed on the wtjhs.ca website.  If you have any questions, please email junctionhistorical@gmail.com.  Here’s to keeping our fascinating, diverse, colourful history of the Junction neighbourhood alive!

Everyone is welcome to attend our AGM on May 5.  Only 2022 members and life members are entitled to vote at the AGM.  

The following will be posted to wtjhs.ca by late April: 

  • the 2021 WTJHS Annual Report, including minutes of the 2021 AGM, the 2021 financial statements and reports on activities during 2021
  • the Nominating Committee’s slate of candidates for election to the six officer positions 
  • the proposed budget for 2022

The Zoom invitation also will be posted on wtjhs.ca at the end of April and included in a reminder email shortly before the May 5 AGM.

Looking forward to seeing you on May 5th at 7 PM,
-The WTJHS Executive Committee

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March 3rd General Meeting Minutes:

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Past Event: April 7, 2022, 7 pm by Zoom – The Indigenous and Treaty History of Toronto  

Zoom presentation by Alison Norman, PhD.

This talk will explore who the Indigenous peoples are who have lived in the Toronto area for the past several centuries, their village sites and use of the land. 

It will discuss the treaties between the British and the Mississaugas of the Credit for the lands in the area and will suggest opportunities for further learning.

Alison Norman is a historian, researcher and historical consultant. She is currently faculty in the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies at Trent University (2017-21). She worked in the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs as a historian for six years. She earned her Ph.D. and B.Ed. from OISE/University of Toronto, and her dissertation focused on Six Nations women’s work in the early 20th Century. She held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Trent University in which she began research into the history of Indigenous teachers in 19th century southern Ontario, and she worked as a researcher for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Alison has published articles in Indigenous, culinary and commemoration history, and is currently the book review editor for Ontario History. She is a member of the Mohawk Institute Research Group, and is co-editing a book on the history of the Mohawk Institute.

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Time: Apr 7, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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