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 **Be it further resolved** that the Evaluation and Training Committee will be allotted a budget of $2000 for the fiscal year of 2016, with a new budget line created to this effect. **Be it further resolved** that the Evaluation and Training Committee will be allotted a budget of $2000 for the fiscal year of 2016, with a new budget line created to this effect.
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 +==== MOTIONS ADOPTED AT THE 2016 AGM ====
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 +===Motion 1 - Honoraria===
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 +__Whereas__,​ Right to Move is a volunteer-run organization which employs no paid staff;
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 +__Whereas__,​ the operations of Right to Move, as an active community bike shop that operates 6 days a week, involve numerous behind-the-scenes administrative and physical maintenance tasks that fall outside those involved in running an evening shift;
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 +__Whereas__,​ such administration and maintenance tasks cover a range of things, including but not limited to, the following:
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 +  * Placing, picking up and unpacking orders
 +  * Collecting burritos every week
 +  * Depositing money at the bank
 +  * Inputting bank and credit card statements into the appropriate financial spreadsheets
 +  * Organizing physical and digital documents
 +  * Maintaining the library
 +  * Maintaining web presence and communication infrastructure;​
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 +__Whereas__,​ this work can often go unrecognized,​ despite the fact that the completion of these tasks allows Right to Move to function as it does;
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 +__Whereas__,​ the skills and knowledge obtained through completing said tasks may be useful for people who wish to gain a better understanding of the functioning of not-for-profit organizations in general and Right to Move in particular;
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 +__Whereas__,​ the Right to Move Constitution states that “RTM/LVL shall actively promote the inclusion of underrepresented groups within its membership”;​
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 +__Whereas__,​ the Right to Move Constitution also states that “RTM/LVL may have staff or contracted workers to provide continuity, skills and facilitation of the day-to-day business of the organization”;​
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 +__Whereas__,​ a regular practice of paying people who complete these additional tasks could serve to recognize and compensate the individuals who currently carry out these tasks, as well as make the work that goes into these tasks more accessible to people who are limited in their capacity to do unpaid labour due to their financial circumstances;​
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 +**Be it resolved that**, Right to Move increase its annual Honoraria budget to $2000 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year;
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 +**Be it further resolved** that, Right to Move develop a policy regarding the distribution of Honoraria over the next year, to be discussed at the 2017 Annual General Meeting;
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 +**Be it further resolved** that, until an Honoraria policy is written and approved, Right to Move make decisions regarding the distribution of honoraria at its monthly Volunteers’ Meetings;
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 +**Be it further resolved** that individuals wishing to be compensated by the Honoraria budget for the work that they do for Right to Move bring proposals to Volunteers’ Meetings describing the tasks they carry out for the organization,​ the time that goes into those tasks, and a proposed amount that they would like to be paid;
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 +**Be it further resolved** that a member of the Right to Move Board of Directors or designated volunteer keep track of of the distribution of the Honoraria fund, in order to ensure clarity in terms of amounts disbursed and amounts remaining to pay others.
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 +=== Motion 2- Indigenous Solidarity Statement ===
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 +__Whereas__ the Right to Move bike shop is located on the traditional territory of the Kanien'​keha:​ka;​
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 +__Whereas__ Right to Move's policy book places importance on principles of social responsibility,​ equality and autonomy;
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 +__Whereas__ Right to Move's Code of Conduct takes a stance against the oppression of marginalized groups;
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 +__Whereas__ the Kanien'​keha:​ka people and their struggles have been traditionally marginalized and invisibilized,​ including a history of ethnic cleansing and discrimination,​ challenged sovereignty and autonomy, land appropriation and the ongoing plight of missing and murdered indigenous women to name a few;
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 +__Whereas__ awareness and acknowledgement of the appropriated and occupied land of the Kanien'​keha:​ka is an essential component to the meaningful solidarity of Right to Move;
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 +**Be it resolved** that Right to Move's constitution (Bylaw 6) be amended to include the following provision:
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 +**A. Indigenous Solidarity Statement**
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 +All board, volunteer and general meetings shall, once called to order, begin with the reading of the following statement of indigenous solidarity:
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 +//We would like to acknowledge the Right to Move bike shop is on the traditional territory of the
 +Kanien'​keha:​ka (Ga-niyen-gé-haa-ga),​ a place which has long served as a site of meeting and
 +exchange amongst nations. Right to Move recognizes, and respects the Kanien'​keha:​ka
 +(Ga-niyen-gé-haa-ga) as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet
 +today.//
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