2024 ARNM Call for Resolutions

Resolution Guidelines 2024

The call for resolutions is now open. Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024. 


Topics for resolutions

ARNM – The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba invites members to submit resolutions that advance its mission, vision, values and strategic goals for consideration at the annual general meeting. Resolutions are written motions at an annual meeting of members that request voting members to consider future action on an issue or topic.

Criteria for resolutions

Resolutions must be submitted through the online submission form using the Association template and include the following:


Motion, starting with “BE IT RESOLVED THAT…” (i.e., no “Whereas”)

Name of submitter and registration number, must be an Association member

Rationale (explaining the reasons behind the resolution)

Relevance to the Association’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals

Estimated resources required (if applicable)

Expected outcomes (if applicable)

Supporting evidence including references (if applicable)


Sequence of activities

1.    The ARNM Governance Committee will review the submission.

2.    The ARNM Governance Committee may work with the originator by:

a.    editing the resolutions for clarity, legality, correct form, etc., without changing the intent

b.   suggesting a collaboration with other originators should their resolutions address the same topic; and 

c.    suggesting alternatives for action where the apparent intent can be accomplished in a quicker, more effective, or less costly way. 

3.    Once the resolution is reviewed by the Governance Committee it will be provided to the board of directors for approval.

4.    Once the resolution is finalized, it will be posted on the ARNM website and distributed on site at the annual meeting of members. 

If the deadline is not met, the resolution will be deferred for board consideration at a future meeting. 

All resolutions for the 2024 Annual General Meeting (to be held on Monday, April 15, 2024) must be submitted through the online submission form by 4:30 pm on Monday, April 1, 2024.


Presentation at annual meeting of members

1.    Only ARNM voting members have the right to move, second and vote on resolutions at the annual meeting. 

2.    The chair of the annual meeting will report on all resolutions received and the disposition of each resolution according to the following criteria:

a.    The order of the presentation of resolutions will attempt to provide debate on a range of policy issues

b.   The time allowed for debate will be at the discretion of the chair if the time given for debate can be reasonably expected to limit the number of resolutions that can be discussed on the floor

c.    Any resolution not debated at the annual meeting will be dealt with by the board at a future meeting


Disposition of resolutions passed at annual meeting

1.    The resolutions passed at the annual meeting are not binding; they are advice to the ARNM Board of Directors. 

2.    The Board of Directors has a fiduciary responsibility to review the passed resolutions, review the Executive Director’s interpretation of them, and give direction to the Executive Director considering the ARNM’s mission, vision, values, and goals.


Resolution template 

Click the link below to fill out the resolution template. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach ARNM at info@arnm.ca.