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59th Annual General Meeting

Join us on Saturday April 18th in London, Ontario for our Annual General Meeting.  Our guest speaker is Dr. Michelle Scholzberg from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.  For more information, please click on our invitation below:

Dear Hemophilia Ontario Member,

Re: Hemophilia Ontario's 59th Annual General Meeting

This letter is to notify all Hemophilia Ontario Members that the 59th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, 511 Windermere Road, London, Ontario on Saturday April 18th, beginning at 9:45am.

The affairs of Hemophilia Ontario are conducted by a Volunteer Board.  At present, Julia Sek, David Neal, Amy Griffith, Phyllis Gray, Maury Drutz, Maia Meyer, Samuel Leon, Monica Mamut, Rob Dinsdale, Mary Pedersen, Shelley Hewett, Ash Kurichh, Darlene Villeneuve and Paul Wilton compose the Board.  Each member has been elected for a one-year term, ending April 18th, 2015.

The Board is recommending members approve changes to our by-laws to help make the Board more effective.  Changes are detailed in the attached document.  The draft revisions to the by-laws would reduce the Board to nine or ten members.  Five Board Members would be nominated by each region, three Directors at Large will be elected by members.  The immediate past-president will be an ex-officio member and the Board will have an opportunity to elect one extra Board Member to serve until the next Annual General Meeting.  Board terms would be two-years and elected on a rotating cycle.

The Nominations Committee has asked the regions to complete the nominations process under two scenarios.  First, by nominating one regional delegate for election if the draft by-laws are approved by membership.  Secondly, to nominate a number of regional delegates consistent with the Board's current composition in case the by-laws are not approved.

If you are interested in being a Board Member or if you wish to nominate someone to stand for election please complete a nomination form.  Please ensure that the person you are nominating is aware of the nomination, and is willing to stand for election.  The deadline for receiving nominations prior to the Annual General Meeting is Friday April 10th, 2015.  Additional information on Board Member responsibilities, our current priorities and the election process can be found here.

A special resolution has been recommended by the Board for approval by the membership to authorize the Board to apply to the Ontario Public Guardian and Trust and Canada Revenue Agency to update our objects to more clearly reflect organizational goals.

If you are unable to attend, please complete a proxy form.  The form once completed, may be mailed, faxed (416-972-0307) or emailed to Hemophilia Ontario's Nominations Chair c/o sturner@hemophilia.on.ca by Monday April 13th, 2015.

Should you have any questions, leave a message for me at 416-972-0641.  Please RSVP your attendance to Susan Turner, sturner@hemophilia.on.ca or call:

Toll free: 1-888-838-8846
Local: 416-972-0641


Amy Griffith,

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A world free from the pain and suffering of inherited bleeding disorders.


Our mission is to strive to improve the health and quality of life for all people with inherited bleeding disorders, and to find a cure.


At Hemophilia Ontario, an integral part of our current organizational identity and experience is based in the loss suffered by the hemophilia community, those with inherited bleeding disorders and other who were infected with HIV and/or Hepatitis C and their families, friends and communities; through blood or blood products they depended on for lifesaving treatment and therapy over the past two decades.  With this principle at our core, Hemophilia Ontario is guided by the following values in the work we undertake:


By providing information, programs and services to all people with inherited bleeding disorders of all ages and their families.


By being well connected to our grassroots community.


By actively representing people with inherited bleeding disorders to improve their quality of life while working towards a cure.


By achieving quality, efficiency and innovation while remaining open to change.


By acting honestly, responsibly, openly and accountably.


By treating the people with whom we interact with dignity, fairness and compassion.


By fostering meaningful and collegial relations, and strong partnerships among our diverse stakeholders.