PARIM AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba (PARIM) will be held on May 18th, 2021 at 1800h CDT. This meeting will be conducted using the Zoom videoconferencing service. All members of PARIM are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. Stipends will be awarded to programs based on attendance. There is more information about stipends below.

Elections will take place during the meeting, and members will also be asked to approve several recommended bylaw changes and approve the 2021-2022 budget. These proposals and other documents will be provided to members in advance of the meeting.

In order to ensure both a smooth voting process and proper distribution of stipends, please RSVP by May 16 to parim.office@gmail.com.

Elections

Elections will occur at the AGM for the following positions: Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director-at-Large and Representative to Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). Nominations may be submitted to PARIM prior to the AGM, or “from the floor,” during the AGM. Nominees will have the opportunity to make a short speech during the meeting, which will be followed by a vote. Per current bylaws, members must be present at the AGM to vote in this election.

Nomination Form (for all positions)

Vice President

PARIM Vice President Duties

  • Chair the Board meetings, attend all Executive and Advisory Council meetings
  • Work with the President to conduct and manage all PARIM business generally
  • Assist with the new resident orientation
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Secretary

PARIM Secretary Duties

  • Chair the Communications & Membership Outreach Committee
  • Co-ordinate the PARIM Board Orientation
  • Assist with social media and other forms of communication
  • Attend all PARIM Executive, Board, and Advisory meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Treasurer

PARIM Treasurer Duties

  • Develop a budget
  • Review finances
  • Meet with PARIM’s investment advisor and auditor
  • Sit on the PARIM Financial Audit and Risk Committee (FARC)
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

The following two positions will be elected at the AGM but serve on the Board of Directors (and not on the Executive Committee):

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) Representative

PARIM RDoC Duties

  • Attend RDoC meetings (3 per year) in Ottawa or over Zoom, and teleconferences (if any)
  • Attend the RDoC AGM (2021 – via Zoom; 2022 – Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Liaise between PARIM and RDoC
  • Attend PARIM Board meetings
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Director-at-Large

PARIM Director-at-Large Duties

  • Attend all PARIM Board meetings
  • Plan the Resident Welcome Event (July or August) and develop an outline of Social & Wellness events for the upcoming year
  • Co-Chair the Social & Wellness Committee
  • Liaise between PARIM and members
  • Represent PARIM at various committees

Stipends

PARIM is dedicated to giving back to residents by supporting their participation in the governance of the organization. These stipends were created to encourage active attendance at the Annual General Meeting and to give groups of residents a financial means to develop activities, wellness events, or social events with others in their programs.
Residency Programs within PARIM are awarded stipends based on the number of residents enrolled in the Program at the PARIM Annual General Meeting. The amount of the stipend depends on which category in which the Program falls:

  • Small Programs – 10 (ten) or fewer residents, send one rep, receive $500 per program
  • Medium Programs – 11 (eleven) to 30 (thirty) residents, send two reps, receive $700 per program
  • Large Programs – 31 (thirty-one) or more residents, send three reps, receive $1000 per program

In order to receive this stipend, each program must send the appropriate number of delegates or representatives to the AGM. If the Program also has members who are on the Board of Directors, these will not count as representatives towards the program stipend unless your program has five or fewer residents. If you are uncertain of the number of representatives needed for your program, please contact parim.office@gmail.com to inquire. Attendance will be recorded at the AGM.

Please note

  • Attendance in a given year at the AGM will result in a stipend paid for the following academic year. For example, if your program sends three representatives to the AGM in May 2021 (Academic year 2020-2021), the stipend will be issued to your program in July/August 2021.
  • Numbers of residents enrolled in a program are based on the rosters as of the date of the AGM. For example, your program has 30 residents in April 2021, but there is a transfer in May 2021 giving you 31, then you will be required to send 3 representatives to the AGM.
  • When PARIM is arranging in July/August to send the stipend funds to a given program, the current Chief Resident will be contacted. It is up to the Chief to determine how the funds will be issued (to whom the cheque will be written).
  • These funds are not intended to be handed over to the program administration; they are allocated for residents to use however they wish. In the past, programs have held welcome and/or farewell events, upgrades to their lounges, retreats, and shared study materials.

Program Groups

FM Residents training in enhanced skills are grouped with their enhanced skill program (eg. FM Residents who are in FM Emergency are counted as part of the Emergency Medicine Program). Pediatric Residents are all grouped together.