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CFOB AGM on Dec. 15 in Toronto

Final Call: CFOB AGM and Nomination for CFOB Board of Directors

Dec. 13, 2012

We are now opening for a nomination process for CFOB board members. Please nominate someone who could best represent CFOB and are competent and capable of overseeing the organization, or express yourself to run as a candidate for the board. Please note that candidates running for the board must be members of Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB).
We are still receiving memberships both by mail and electronically from all walks of life including doctors, professors, layers and even prominent Canadian politicians.
In order to be eligible to vote in this AGM, please download the form here and send it back by tomorrow at 5pm (EST).

Update for CFOB AGM Dec. 15 (Sat.), 2012 Toronto
Time: 10am – 3: 30 pm
Location:  3rd Floor, 20 Wade Ave., Toronto, Canada
(One block north of Bloor St., near Lansdowne Subway Station)

Agenda for the AGM:

10:00 – 11:00 Opening Session: Success and Challeges
11:00 – 12:00 Review on the constitution, goals and mission
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Board of Directors Election
14:00 – 15:00 Forming Transitional Team
15:00 – 15:30 Conclusion
1.     Both members and observers are required to confirm their attendance

2.    Membership Application can be downloaded here 

3.    Proxy voting will start at Dec. 13 at 9am

Annual General Meeting of CFOB

Dec. 4, 2012

OTTAWA – Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) will be held in Toronto on Dec. 15 (Saturday), 2012. Members who renew their membership or submit new membership application can attend and take part in decision-making process of the organization.
Please note that non-members will be only allowed to attend as observers.  However, both members and observers are required to confirm their attendance before 5pm (EST) on Dec. 13 for the preparations of seats and lunch (to be provided).   
For those who have not yet renewed or submitted the new membership, please fill out the form download here and send it back before Dec. 14, 2012 at 5pm (EST). For those who cannot attend but are members can use proxy voting.
Canadian Friends of Burma
The Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is federally incorporated, national non-governmental organization working for democracy and human rights in Burma. Contact: Suite 206, 145 Spruce St., Ottawa, K1R 6P1; Tel: 613.237.8056; Email:; Website:

Press Releases/Statements and News

Burma Parliamentary delegation expected in Canada

CFOB statement on latest communal violence in Burma

What more can Canada do in Burma? - Tin Maung Htoo

Burma’s Kachin seek Canadian support

Staying true for human rights for all - Rebecca Wolsak

Why Inter Pares is wrong on Burma - Tin Maunng Htoo

CFOB concerned with Kachin conflicts in northern Burma

CFOB 2012 Annual Report released!

Statement on CFOB AGM on Dec. 15, 2012

Burmese Civil Society Organizations Dismayed by Inter Pares

CFOB AGM on Dec. 15 in Toronto

Minister Jason Kenney to Meet with Prominent Buddhist Monk

CFOB in Crisis with Rohingya in Burma

Baird Concerned about Renewed Violence in Rekhine State

Burmese Foreign Minister Queitly Visited to Canada

CFOB Policy Statement: “Navigating the thaw: Burma-Canada Relations in 2012 and beyond”

Over 70 Canadians and Burmese activists cleared from 'Blacklist'

Revised: Canada Calls for Peaceful Solution in Arakan state of Burma

Advocating humanitarian assistance to Kachin IDPs in Burma

Parliamentary Testimony with Aung Din (USCB)

Parliamentary Testimony with Tin Maung Htoo (CFOB)

Minister Kenney Surprises Burmese Community with Announcement

Minister Jason Kenney to meet with Burmese community leaders in Toronto

Policy Consultation on Burma

Burma Day - Celebrating 20th of CFOB

Long-time Burma supporter Brian John passed away

CFOB pleased by prisoners release but more reform needed

CFOB Welcomes Fine For Firm That Illegally Exported Plane to Burma

CFOB Welcomes U.S Secretary of States Visit to Burma

CFOB Saddend by the Loss of Jack Layton

Cross Canada bike ride for Burma reaching to final destination

Ivanhoe received US$103 million from Burma's copper mines

Burmese President accepts credentials of Canadian Ambassador to Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi supports UN commission of inquiry on Burma

Transfer of Ivanhoe's Burmese assets to weapons firm must be probed

Canada Sends Best Wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi on Her Birthday

66th Birthday Events of Aung San Suu Kyi in Canada

Suu Kyi to be honored on Canada Day in Côte Saint-Luc

Cross-Canada Bike Ride for Burma

Suu Kyi addresses to Conference on ‘Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict’

New Burmese Ambassador to Canada: a messenger for new regime in Burma?

Media coverage on detained Canadian in Burma

Suu Kyi to deliver video message at Carleton University

Carleton University to Honour Aung San Suu Kyi

Canada to Support 'Commission of Inquiry' on Burma's rights violations

Canada to Renew humanitarian support

Canada to welcome additional 1,300 Karen Refugees from Thai-Burma Border

CFOB Welcomes Opposition Party Calling for Economic Sanctions

Two events today in Toronto and Vancouver to mark DSSAK Day

CFOB applauds government and Parliament for granting Honorary Citizenship for Suu Kyi, and urges more action on Burma

CFOB welcomes throne speech to honor Suu Kyi with Honorary Citizenship

Canada Welcomes Statement by the United Nations Security Council on Burma

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