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COMMITTEE REPORT TO THE 2020 RTAM AGM can be found in each committee's page. Click on a committee on the lefthand side, the report will show on the right. However, if you want to view and download all/any of the reports, CLICK HERE.

The Bylaws and Policy Committee continues to monitor and review the RTAM Bylaws and Policy documents according to the committee mandate, the direction of the Board of Directors and resolution of the AGM. Bylaws and Policy documents should be viewed as living documents that reflect the ever-changing requirements of an organization. The committee reviews all parts of the documents to ensure their relevancy to our organization.

The committee will endeavour to keep the Board of Directors mindful of the timelines that must be adhered to regarding communication of any proposed bylaw change to all RTAM members prior to their May Annual General Meeting.


Committee Chair & Member/s


Jack Fraser
  • Charles Clifford
  • Dorothy Young
  • Peggy Prendergast
Committee Report to the 2020 RTAM AGM

Members: Rosalie Bornn (Dauphin), Charles Clifford (Portage la Prairie), Joan Dawson (Thompson), Dorothy Young (Winnipeg) and Beth Smith, Chair (Dauphin).

Committee communication and collaboration throughout the year consisted of five committee meetings, with e-mail and phone communication between meetings and amongst members.

The Bylaws and Policy Committee continues to monitor and review the RTAM Bylaws and Policy documents according to the Committee mandate. The Committee has put in place a Respectful Workplace Policy to protect our staff, Board and members. The Committee also worked on updating and expanding the Human Resources Manual. In addition, the Committee dealt with recommendations, additions and updates of Bylaws and Policy that were referred for consideration by the Board of Directors, through the RTAM committee channels and by Staff. To that end, no Bylaw changes were deemed necessary. Motions of interim Policy already approved by the Board are being brought forward for affirmation by the membership at AGM 2020.

Thank you to the Board of Directors for their valuable input and their support of the Committee. Sincere appreciation is extended to the Bylaws and Policy Committee members for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.

Respectfully submitted by 

Beth Smith (Chair)

Bylaws and Policy Committee

General Bylaws and Policy Manual