2019 SGM Updates

Member Update

2019 Special General Meeting

Notice of Special General Meeting to our Members

October 18, 2019

A Special General Meeting of PBC Health Benefits Society, carrying on business as Pacific Blue Cross, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC.


  1. Call to Order
  2. First Nations Land Acknowledgement
  3. Report of the Credentials Committee
  4. Appointment of Recording Secretary and Parliamentarian
  5. Adoption of Rules of Order
  6. Adoption of the Agenda
  7. President and Chief Executive Officer’s Remarks
  8. Chair’s Remarks
  9. Special Business:
    a) Resolution amending the Society’s Bylaws (see below)
  10. New Business
  11. Date and Place of the Next Annual General Meeting
  12. Adjournment


The special business being put forward at the Special General Meeting involves a special resolution to amend Pacific Blue Cross’s current Bylaws as set out in the revised Bylaws attached to this notice.

The revised Bylaws consist of amendments to five key components of the Bylaws, namely: 1. Method of Voting by Members; 2. Eligibility Requirements for Directors; 3. Term Limits for Directors; 4. Role of the Nominating Committee; and 5. Competency Requirements for Directors. The revised Bylaws also contain certain other consequential amendments arising from the amendments and a small number of changes for consistency, completeness and grammatical accuracy.

The full text of the special resolution to be presented at the meeting is attached to this Notice. A copy of the proposed revised Bylaws is also available for inspection by members at Pacific Blue Cross’s head office, 4250 Canada Way, Burnaby BC, V5G 4W6. Members may also obtain a copy of the proposed revised Bylaws by mail by providing a written request to Pacific Blue Cross’s head office.

In addition, additional explanatory materials on the revised Bylaws, entitled “Good Governance Information Package”, are also attached to this notice and can be obtained through Pacific Blue Cross’s website. This material will also be available at the Special General Meeting.

Registration for members attending the Special General Meeting will commence at 3:00 p.m. on December 12, 2019 at Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC. Members must bring proof of membership and photo ID to present at the registration desk.

Allison S. MacLean
Corporate Secretary