As part of its self governance responsibilities, the AHLA Board of Directors regularly reviews its own succession. At its annual retreat in August, the AHLA’s Board of Directors discussed its own succession, and noted that under the current bylaws, the board could find itself in a position where there were no individuals eligible for the role of Chair.

Although this is not an issue at this time, the board wanted to be proactive and adjust the bylaws to prevent such a situation from happening. For this reason, a Special Meeting of AHLA members will be held at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021 to consider the recommended changes, which are:

  • Deleting a reference specific to the implementation of the AHLA’s 2018 bylaw changes in section 16, and
  • Increasing the number of Vice Chairs appointed annually to two in sections 16 (3) (b) and 19 (2). These would continue to be selected by the AHLA Board of Directors each year at its meeting prior to the AGM.

A blackline copy of the existing bylaws and a copy of the proposed bylaws are available for all AHLA members in good standing to review. Please confirm your attendance at the Special Meeting by email to

Have questions, or unable to attend the meeting?

A proxy form is available here. Please fill out the form and submit your proxy to Chris Barr at prior to the December 2 meeting.