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2021 CFMS Special General Meeting

Virtual / July 11, 2021

Event details

  • DATE
    July 11, 2021

What is the Special General Meeting?

The CFMS Spring General Meeting took place in April 2021 and some board positions remain vacant. We are hosting a Special General Meeting (SGM) to elect the positions of President, VP Communications, and Quebec Regional Director. We invite you to join the conversation, get involved, and contribute to the election process! 

Registration information

How can I register?

  • To register for the Special General Meeting, contact your Medical Society for more information on the selection of their delegation.
  • There are no registration fees. If you are not able to register, please let us know by emailing [email protected]


Nomination Process:

Deadline Extension for all Board Member Nominations & Addition of (1) Ontario Regional Director Position. Applications are now being accepted until July 5, 2021 at 1159 PM EST.

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students will be hosting our Special General Meeting (SGM) virtually on July 11, 2021. During this meeting, we look forward to electing medical students for the following CFMS 2021-2022 Executive Board positions:

Nominations for the CFMS 2021-2022 Executive Board must be received no later than Monday July 5th, 2021 11:59 PM EST. Nominations will close strictly at this time.

The form requires an interested individual submit their name, email address, a photo, a brief bio/letter of intent (no more than 250 words) and a condensed CV (no more than 2 pages).

As per the CFMS By-laws, “Only individual medical student members and individual members-at-large who have attained the age of eighteen years, are in good standing with the Federation and the federal government as per the Act, and have the capacity to contract shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors”. While previous experience with the workings of the CFMS is strongly encouraged, it is not required.

All applicants should review the CFMS Code of Conduct prior to submitting a nomination, to ensure you are comfortable with the expectations of a CFMS Executive Board.

To encourage transparency and program buy-in for board duties, medical students who are interested in running for the CFMS Executive Board should consider discussing the opportunity with their medical program before they run.

The CFMS is committed to furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of the organization. It is critical that we have leadership that reflects the diversity of the medical profession and the communities we serve. We encourage nominations from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, particularly those who have been historically underrepresented in medicine such as women, LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, visible minorities/racialized groups, and other underrepresented groups.

For more information on Call for Nominations including the elections process and positions to be elected, click here.

Call for Resolutions

Unfortunately, we will not be having a resolutions session at this meeting. Other resolutions submitted will automatically be carried forward to AGM 2021.


Please see the latest version of the Special General Meeting agenda.

  • SGM Agenda to be released to Medical Societies at a later date.

Latest update May 17th, 2021.

Please note the agenda is shorter than the usual time for CFMS meetings. Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate many of the small group and other interactive parts of the meeting. As per our policies, roundtables meetings are to be scheduled within 2 weeks of the meeting. More information will be provided to their members by email.

Board Reports

Board Reports

  • No Board Reports will be issued for this meeting due to its Special nature.