The vote is in!
The numbers are in and Alberta’s CGAs and CMAs have resoundingly voted to support the plan for unifying the profession in Alberta. Of our combined Alberta membership of 13,000, 70% of you participated in the unification vote; and 75% of those who voted supported the plan we presented to you.
We asked you for a mandate to proceed and you have provided it.
From here, we will follow the unification plan on which you voted and carry on discussions with our provincial affiliates as well as our Alberta CA colleagues. Our members have resolved to unite and we are appealing to everyone in the profession to join us. We are on the verge of a historic event!
The first step in making unification a reality (or entering the ‘Transition Stage’ in the language of our plan) is for our Boards to both undertake a final vote to go forward. We expect that to happen sometime in October. In the interim, we will have the referenced discussions, talk with our members to ensure we have accounted for all of the advice you provided, begin preparations for the “Unification Agency” referenced in the plan, talk to the Alberta government and assist anyone who can benefit from our experience moving forward.
There is an extraordinary amount of work to do but the outcome will be worth the effort. As always, we want to hear from you. We will keep you informed as we move forward and we thank you for your support.
Please see below chart for a detailed breakdown of the results:
|Unification and plan||73.3%||76.4%||75.1%|
|Unification but not plan||5.5%||2.8%||3.9%|
|Total Unification Supporters||78.7%||79.2%||79.0%|
|Voting Members Opposed||21.3%||20.8%||21.0%|
Chair, CGA Alberta Board of Governors
Chair, CMA Alberta Board of Directors