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Bulletin #12 June 4

Bulletin #12

June 4, 2021

Dear Members,

Message from IPA Canada Board of Directors;

The Board applied to and was granted by Corporations Canada, pursuant to subsection 160(2) of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, permission to delay the 2021 AGM to a date no later than October 31, 2021 (See documents here:

If any member in good standing wishes to view the organization’s Annual Financial Statements before the Annual General Meeting, they may make a written request through electronic means and/or print means to the National Treasurer at .

From the National President


This is a repeat notice to all members regarding the election for one (1) member of the Board of Directors and the six (6) Officers of the National Executive Bureau. The quality and success of an Organization depends on the people that do the administrative work. IPA Canada needs you to keep the organization viable and one that will attract more members.

1/ Director, please apply now. The Duties and Responsibilities of a Director are laid out in Directive #3 and can be found here Applications need to be made on the 2021 application form that can be found at , choose the Director form.

The Director Cognito application form with accompanying documents is required to be submitted by Friday, June 11, 2021 at 18:00 hours Atlantic.

2/ As you are aware 2021 is an election year for the National Executive Bureau (NEB) the current NEB is nearing the limit of their 3-year term. The NEB positions this election includes are the National President, Secretary General, Treasurer, as well as the Chairs of the Social and Cultural, Membership and Communications committees. Normally the election would be held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting, however the Board has decided to move the date of the AGM from May to an unspecified date in the fall.

The Duties and responsibilities of NEB positions are laid out in Directive #3 and can be found at At this time we are calling for applications from the membership to fulfil these roles. Applications need to be made on the form that can be found at , choose the NEB application form.

You may apply for more than one position, at the close of the application period the Returning Officer will contact you and you must choose the (1) one position for which you wish to stand for election.

The NEB Cognito application form with accompanying documents is required to be submitted by Friday, June 11, 2021 at 18:00 hours EDT.

The election for a Director and the NEB will be run concurrently. These positions will be elected by the membership in good standing via electronic vote. Ballots will be sent out via email by Simply Voting on Monday, June 14 and the election will close on Saturday, June 26 at 18:00 Atlantic.

The Board has appointed Director Wells as the Returning Officer and President Barratt as his assistant pursuant to our Bylaws.

This is an opportunity for members to get involved in the running of IPA Canada, widen your horizon and learn more about our organization, put your experience to work for the good of our members!

International Newsletter;

June’s issue of the International IPA Newsletter can be found here:

Educational Opportunities;

IPA Section UK , please find below an invitation to Police Science’s upcoming free workshop series, ‘Police Stress & Resilience’, being offered by IPA UK member Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol.

This workshop gives the opportunity to develop resilience & coping strategies for stress among police, with Ginny McKenna, ex-cop & accredited life coach, specialising in helping emergency workers cope with stress, pressure, and life.

Part 1 - Tuesday 8th June, coping with Anxiety and Depression in Policing

Part 2 - Thursday 10th June, coping with Stress & Trauma in Policing

Part 3 - Wednesday 16th June, working through Stress in Policing

All 3 workshops will take place live at 4pm BST / 11am EST / 8am PDT

If you can't attend live, register anyway to be emailed the replay links, and you'll be able to catch up in your own time.

Book your place on the workshop at:

You can also find this event on our international website at:

IPA Section UK London North Branch are pleased to announce the second of a series of online webinars shining a spotlight on policing from around the world.

The series will give IPA members a chance to learn about policing in other countries from those who work there.

The second webinar will be at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday 15th June 2021.

The second session will focus on policing in Germany, with several short inputs from German officers (in English) followed by a Q&A session.

If you are interested in attending this event, please email Martin Turner of IPA UK at

Request for Assistance;

IPA Spain, Granada Section is asking for assistance for a son of one of their members. One of the benefits of the IPA is not only peace of mind when you are travelling that there are friends available to help you when you are abroad, but that in some cases that sense of security can be extended to family members. The son of a member of the IPA Granada, Spain has been accepted to attend the University of Toronto, St. George Campus for the fall semester and requires housing within easy access to the campus. The student, Gonzalo Lomas, needs accommodation from September 1 - December 31, 2021. I will be acting as the emergency contact for him. If you have a room to rent or can recommend a friend that has a room to rent to Gonzalo with easy access to the University please contact me at

In friendship Chris

Chris Barratt

IPA Canada, National President

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