CIRA Election Forum
Forum électoral de CIRA

We appreciate everyone's participation and lively discussion surrounding CIRA's board election.
Voting will end today (October 4) at 12:30 at which time the election forum will become inactive.

Nous apprécions la participation de tous·tes et les discussions animées entourant l'élection du conseil de CIRA.
Le vote se terminera aujourd'hui (le 4 octobre) à 12h30, au même moment le forum électoral deviendra inactif.

Forum Forum Questions for candidates / Questions pour les candidat·e·s What do you believe are roles members can play in/at CIRA? Reply To: What do you believe are roles members can play in/at CIRA?

  • Daniel

    October 1, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Thank you, David for that answer (and I learn something new all the time). Prior the discussions on this year on this forum, I did not know that, in Canada, being a member of a national not-for-profit organization exposed my contact information to any member who wants it. I can see the logic, but I suspect this law predates modern concerns around privacy and safety of individuals. Nonetheless, it is what is. I am unfortunately unable to join the Facebook group, as I left Facebook some years ago and have no intention of returning that, or other, anti-social media rage machines.

    I also do not believe that handing out membership lists is an effective way to create engagement. I suppose, it could be useful for informing members of an opt-in third-party forum, or similar venture/venue, but one-way email blasts are not effective at creating engagement, in and of themselves.

    I’m therefore grateful you have not utilized the list in some kind of email blast, to date. I suspect a great many members feel the same way.