Organizing Your Corporation: First meeting of shareholders

Officers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporation. The directors are responsible for appointing officers. With the directors, the officers will form the management of the corporation. Officers can take any position that the directors want them to fill (for ex., president, secretary or any other position).

The first meeting of shareholders
The directors of your corporation must call the first shareholders’ meeting within 18 months of the corporation’s date of incorporation. This meeting is usually held after the first organizational meeting of the directors.

At this meeting, the shareholders:

  • elect directors
  • if the directors change from those you indicated on Form 2 – Initial Registered Office Address and First Board of Directors, you will need to file the change regarding directors (see Filing changes regarding directors)
  • confirm, modify or reject the by-laws established by directors
  • appoint an auditor. Note that this auditor can either be the same one appointed by the directors or a different one.

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