AFREA AGM 2022 Thank You

AFREA AGM 2022 Thank You


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” ~Henry Ford

President’s Address:  

It has been another tough year for everyone. The AFREA weathered the COVID-19 storm and continues to adjust with the turbulent times. REAs are resilient and have proved year after year they can adapt by staying committed to the cooperative model. As an essential service there was no downtime for our power distribution co-ops as REAs continued to engage with their members, even though socially distanced.

Cooperatives are social enterprises. Cooperatives are all about people. The situation we’ve experienced over the last two years impacts everyone on many personal and professional levels. Although we don’t have to re-build as some unfortunate businesses must, we need to continue building. Building forward. Working together as is the cooperative way.

The Reward? A strong rural Alberta economy with power distribution co-ops continuing to be at the forefront as an industry benchmark.

As we move forward into 2022, we must remember to reflect on our accomplishments and use our past successes to build future sustainability.

On behalf of the Board & Staff, thank you for attending the 2022 AFREA Virtual AGM.

Dan Astner, AFREA President

Another AGM complete through Zoom online technology and reviews confirm that it was hosted and administered effectively and efficiently by the AFREA staff. We want to thank those members who registered and took the time to participate. The AFREA provided updated reports, informative guest speakers, and completed necessary business to comply with regulatory standards. 

Thank you to our guest speakers: 

9:00 am

Presentation: Climate Change, Insurance & Cooperatives

Presenter: Chad Park, VP Sustainability & Citizenship with the TheCo-operators

10:00 am

Presentation: Regulatory Update / Review

Presenter: Kathleen Elhatton-Lake with Shores Jardine

The 2021 AFREA AUDIT was presented by Phil Dirks from Metrix Group LLP. 

We would also like to thank our sponsors for contributing to our 2022 online AGM. Your support is much appreciated. 



The Co-operators

Co-operators logo

The Co-operators Group Limited is a leading Canadian multi-line insurance and financial services cooperative with over 75 years of history. The Co-operators has over a million clients across the country and have always stayed true to their cooperative roots by making people a priority and taking a long-term view of business decisions. We are proud to be a member-owner with the Co-operators and appreciate their support over the years working together in the spirit of cooperation.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor - The Co-operators


Federation of Gas Co-ops logo


Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops




RMA Insurance Logo

RMA Insurance


Servus Credit Union logo


Servus Credit Union

ATCO logo



Russ Bell & Associates logo

Russ Bell & Associates Inc.


Utilismart logo

Utilismart Corporation


Jesstec logo

Jesstec Industries Inc.


CNUC logo

CNUC - CN Utility Consulting Inc.


Briscoe Wood logo

Briscoe Wood Preservers


Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 AGM online. We appreciate your ongoing support. 

See you next year: 2023 AGM >>> February 8th and 9th, venue TBA