About CASE

Note: below you’ll find information about CASE, it’s board of directors and CASE By-Laws

What is CASE?

Formed in 1996 as the Canadian Affiliate Organization of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), The Canadian Association for Sound Ecology/ Association canadienne pour L’écologie sonore is a coalition of Canadian individuals and institutions concerned with the state of the soundscape.

As Acoustic Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms and their sonic environment (or soundscape), it is the CASE mission to draw attention to unhealthy imbalances in this relationship, to improve the acoustic quality of a place wherever possible, and to protect and maintain acoustically balanced soundscapes where they still exist.

As a multidisciplinary organization CASE includes those who are committed to caring for the quality of the acoustic environment through their respective fields. If they are creators of sound, for example, they are sensitive to the relationship between their sound production and the acoustic environment. (CASE recognizes and supports the principle of sexual equality, and of English as its principal language of communication and of French as an official language).


Organizational History

The Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE)/Association canadienne pour l’ecologie sonore (ACÉS) exists!” – wrote Claude Schryer in the first CASE Newsletter of January 1998. Thanks to his enormous engagement and efforts – which were already apparent during the organisation of the Banff conference in 1993 where he played a major role in instigating the foundation of the WFAE – CASE/ACÉS “became a legal non-profit federally registered corporation in June 1997. It was founded by some 30 individuals on July 31, 1996 at the Haliburton Soundscape Workshop and is governed by a six member board of directors who were elected in June 1997 in Toronto: Claude Schryer, president, Andra McCartney, vice president, Tim Knight Treasurer, Richard Windeyer, secretary, Gayle Young and Murray Schafer, members at large.” In its early days CASE was very active in conjunction with a variety of events such as the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener Ontario and International Noise Awareness Day, among others. Schryer also worked in close contact with the WFAE Vancouver office that was overseeing the organisation’s general affairs such as membership, newsletters, correspondence, etc.

CASE was the second regional group – FKL the first – which had formed since the founding of the WFAE at  the 1993 Banff conference. Claude was the organisation’s first and very active president. Continuing discussions mostly between Claude, Gary Ferrington (our tireless webmaster!), Justin Winkler (FKL), Peter Grant and myself about how the WFAE could best function. It was in this context in which Gary Ferrington first mentioned the possibility of the  WFAE becoming a confederation of independent acoustic ecology organisations, which then was picked up and developed by Nigel Frayne when he became the WFAE’s chair at the Stockholm conference in 1998. After this conference Claude Schreyer resigned as chair of CASE and Darren Copeland was voted in as the new chair.

Darren Copeland started working with CASE in the late nineties following an AGM in Kitchener that Claude Schryer organized at the Open Ears festival.  Among the many other things, Claude was instrumental in helping to bring the various affiliates in other countries together (along with Nigel Frayne, Hildegard Westerkamp, Justin Winkler, Gary Ferrington and others) at the early stages of the WFAE.  The overriding vision and hope for CASE in the early days was to make it as widely known to the general public through localized activity and to find ways to expand the membership outside of composers and sound artists.

After Claude Schryer stepped down in 1999 Darren Copeland became the President of CASE.  In 2000 he helped organize the Toronto Sound Mosaic, an historical study of the Toronto soundscape over 200 years that resulted in a soundscape documentary.  This engaged people of all walks of life into discussion of the soundscape as interview material was collected for the project.  During that time, CASE sponsored the Sound Escape conference hosted by Trent University in Peterborough organized by Ellen Waterman.  This conference had many memorable encounters for Darren and was an inspiration to many that attended.  He helped organize the 2004 Haliburton retreat in 2004 but as New Adventures in Sound Art developed through the first part of this decade Darren’s focus shifted away from CASE and so due to time constraints and he resigned from the board in 2004.

Nadene Thériault-Copeland joined the CASE board of directors in 2004 at the same time as Victoria Fenner became interim chair in 2004.  Nadene served as the CASE President from 2006 until 2011.   Nadene organized the 2004 and 2007 retreats in Haliburton, Ontario which included as speakers sound ecologists Nigel Frayne, Robert Mulder, Kristie Allik, R. Murray Schafer, Andrea Dancer, Bernie Krause and many more.  Nadene also organized the 2009 retreat on Gabriola Island, BC with the help of Leah Hokanson which include as speakers sound ecologists Hildegard Westerkamp, Eric Leonardson, Charlie Fox, Eric Powell, Barry Truax and Noora Vikman as well as some smaller one-day workshops and SOUNDwalks in Toronto and Mississauga over the last two year period of her term.

In 2011, Andrea Dancer stepped into the role of Chair after serving as a board member and WFAE representative since 2007. That same year, Andrea curated the Last Hand-Rung Bells of Canada project for World Listening Day and in 2012 coordinated the editorial committee of the international Murray Schafer 80th Year Festschrift publication (Darmstadt University Press, Germany). CASE also underwent a process of organisational restructuring such as developing internal documentation and systems, updating banking procedures, and cultivating a fully active and engaged board of directors. The board of directors re-envisioned and implemented goals such as CASE as having Canada-wide representation on its board and broadening its network of diverse sound-based researchers, sound artists and acoustic ecologist practitioners locally, nationally and internationally. A new website was designed by board members based on these goals, including an online publication (the CASE blog) that contains podcasts, articles, research and event synopses. In 2014-15, CASE guest edited the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Soundscape Journal’s special edition, Canacoustica: Canadian Perspectives on Sound and the Environment that highlighted current research in Canadian Acoustic Ecology. The journal was distributed via mail to more than 200 acoustic ecologists worldwide and is currently advocating for an open access online PDF version. Board members continue to work locally, as well as nationally and internationally on behalf of CASE and in 2015, CASE launched its Audio Postcards Canada project, receiving 81 submissions from across Canada including First Nations and Northern communities. This project’s online juried exhibition will launch in June, 2016 with events planned into 2017. Since then CASE has continued wiht various projects including the Pandemic Listening Series in 2022. In January 2022, Hildegard Westerkamp returned to CASE as chair followed  by Claude Schryer again in December 2022. 


Current board of directors members

Claude Schryer, Chair, (1959, Ottawa, he/him) believes the arts, in the context of decolonization, can play a much more impactful role in shaping our collective future and has dedicated the rest of his life to this vocation. He is a franco-ontarian sound and media artist and arts administrator of european ancestry. He holds a MM in composition from McGill University and was actively in involved in the acoustic ecology and electroacoustic music communities in the 80’s & 90’s in Montréal, Banff and across Europe. From 00 to 20 he held management positions at Canada Council for the Arts in Inter-Arts, partnerships and as a senior strategic advisor. He currents produces the conscient podcast on art and the ecological crisis (season 4, ‘Sounding Modernity : weekly 5 minute sound mediations’ runs from 1 January to December 31, 2023). He describes his artistic aesthetic as ‘an exploration of the liminal space between reality, fantasy and spirit’. He is also an environmental activist who volunteers with the Sectoral Climate Art Leadership for the Emergency (SCALE)(currently chair of the board and member of the Mission Circle) and regularly gives workshops, facilitates meetings, and participates in panels and presentations on art and sound and the ecological crisis. He is grateful to the Gesturing Towards Decolonized Futures collective and the Facing Human Wrongs course for guidance in his learnings and unlearnings. He is a daily qi gong practionner, swimmer, e-biker, son of artist Jeannine and (late) pathologist Maurice Schryer, husband of artist Sabrina Mathews, father of earth science student Clara Schryer and history student Riel Schryer.




Carol Ann Weaver, Vice-Chair, is a celebrated, highly prolific American/Canadian composer whose music is heard live and on the air throughout North America, Europe, Africa, South Korea and Paraguay, often featuring her as pianist. Her genre-bending music ranges from classical to jazz, folk, world, creating new fusions of art and roots music, often colored by her passion for African music. She composes vocal, choral, chamber, solo, orchestral, multimedia music, works with electric instruments, dancers, turntablist, gamelan, incorporating visuals, electroacoustic and soundscape textures. Her music is described as “adventurous, imaginative, passionately connected with the earth.”  Commissioned by American and Canadian performance groups – Arraymusic, Blue Rider Ensemble, Hemispheres Orchestra, Ardeleana Trio, Gallery Players, Cincinnati Arts Festival and many more more – she has produced eight CDs where she also appears as pianist:  Songs for My Mother, Paraguay Primeval, Every 3 Children, Thistle & Jewel, Awakenings, Dancing Rivers – From South Africa To Canada, Journey Begun, and  Daughter Of Olapa. She is Chair of Association of Canadian Women Composers, Secretary of Canadian Association of Sound Ecology, and has directed Sound in the Land Festival/Conferences, most recently environmentally themed, with R. Murray Schafer as keynote speaker, attracting international attention.  She has done hundreds of natural field recordings from Canada, Africa, and the USA, and has presented her work at various sonic ecology, ethnomusicology, and women’s music conferences.  As Professor Emerita of Conrad Grebel University College/University of Waterloo, she holds a DM in Composition from Indiana University, studying with composers John Eaton, Bernard Heiden and Juan Orego-Salas, and with pianist Gyorgy Sebok.


Wendalyn Bartley, Treasurer, is a composer, voice performer and writer living in Toronto whose artistic practice is dedicated to the awakening of the feminine voice. Her compositions are rooted in the contemporary chamber and electroacoustic music traditions, extended vocal practice and soundscape studies with influences from eco-feminist thought, mythic story and wholistic healing modalities. She has collaborated with artists from the fields of visual arts, video and film, radio, music-driven theatre, opera and community arts, and her works have been performed and broadcast internationally. She received her MMus in composition from McGill University. The music on her most recent CD entitled Sound Dreaming: Oracle Songs from Ancient Ritual Spaces was created from vocal improvisations made in Malta and Crete at sites that have held the ancestral wisdom of the feminine. Her current project is entitled Rivers Revealed, a laptop performance piece focused on areas where original creeks of the Toronto watershed now buried in pipes underground emerge into the daylight.  The piece combines soundscape and vocal recordings with live voice performance.  She currently writes a column on contemporary and experimental music for The Whole Note and is working on a memoir that weaves together personal story, myth and her creative engagement with the voice.  

Julie Andreyev, Secretary is an artist-activist, researcher and educator in Vancouver, located on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish people, including the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, as well as the unceded traditional territories of nonhuman animals and plantlife including bears, deer, raccoons, eagles, ravens, crows, hummingbirds, cedar, fir, salal and others. Her multispecies studio called Animal Lover explores more-than-human creativity to develop kinships with local lifeforms and ecologies. She has a PhD from Simon Fraser University, and is Associate Professor in the Audain Faculty of Art, Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she teaches New Media + Sound Arts, and Critical Studies courses. One of her favourite things to do is hiking with her canine companions Zorra and Heroe, paying attention to the liveliness of the animals, trees and plants, and Earth forces. She is currently working on creative co-productions with birds (Bird Park Survival Station), and sound art experiences within old-growth forest ecologies (Branching Songs). Her book is Lessons from a Multispecies Art Studio: Uncovering Ecological Understanding & Biophilia Through Creative Reciprocity. Intellect Books, 2021.

Animal Lover

Leonardo Cabrera, Member at large is a Biologist from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) with a Master degree from the same institution in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. For more than 20 years Leonardo has explored the causes of landscape conservation and degradation by using transdisciplinary approaches to integrate ecological and social dynamics of cultural landscapes of Mexico, Central America, Australia and Canada. In his PhD research (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), he worked with ancient pastoral communities of Central Mexico’s high mountains to understand local traditional grassland management practices, land guardianship, and power relationships shaping a vibrant cultural landscape of high conservation value. Since 2007, Leonardo has been with Parks Canada as Ecosystem Scientist to lead ecosystem monitoring and habitat restoration projects, manage human wildlife coexitence situation, and coordinate scientific research. He has been implementing acoustic bird monitoring projects, has obtained diverse certifications on nature sound recording, and has led academic thesis on Indigenous Soundscapes (https://revistas.ecosur.mx/sociedadyambiente/index.php/sya/article/view/2461). He currently leads the project as member of the Canadian Association for Acoustic Ecology “Documenting the soundscapes of Canada’s National Parks: a baseline to recognize current acoustic condition, change, and motivate action”.

Milena Droumeva, Project Director and Academic Liaison, is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Glenfraser Endowed professor in Sound Studies at Simon Fraser University specializing in mobile technologies, sound studies and multimodal ethnography, with a long-standing interest in game cultures and gender. She has worked extensively in educational research on game-based learning, as well as in interaction design for responsive environments and sonification. Milena is a sound studies scholar, a multimodal ethnographer, and a soundwalking enthusiast, published widely in the areas of acoustic ecology, media and game studies, design and technology. Her current SSHRC-funded project is called “Livable Soundscapes” and it explores best practices for soundscape design in cities and civic participation approaches to storytelling with sound. She is co-editor of a newly published edited collection “Sound, Media, Ecology” with Palgrave Macmillan which updates practices and theories of acoustic ecology through the work of contemporary researchers. Milena has been working on sonification for public engagement since 2015, crossing over cultural studies of sound and data representation.

Mickey Valley, WFAE Representative
currently serving as the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Sound Studies at Athabasca University, finds his academic journey driven by a curiosity about the interplay between sound, technics, and the environment. With a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Alberta, his multidisciplinary path has led him to explore the complex relationships that sound recording technologies and listening technologies forge with the natural world. This exploration has culminated in his contributions to respected journals, chapter contributions, and two monographs focusing on the changing dynamics of sound and listening over time. His research is broad in scope, spanning the history of sound recording, the philosophy of sound recording, acoustic ecology, and bioacoustics—a space where sound and music resonate with diverse multispecies inhabitants. He co-founded the Posthumanism Research Institute at Brock University and is on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology and is the Canadian representative for the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Currently, he is engaged in a multispecies ethnography within a wildlife corridor in southern Alberta, exploring improved human-wildlife relations and the emergence of novel natural contracts through their shared sonicity—a pursuit he refers to as sonotechnics. For very occasional updates,.


Aaron Liu-Rosenbaum, Web Manager is Professor of Music Technology and Director of the Certificate Program in Digital Audio Production at Laval University’s Faculty of Music in Quebec City. He is a composer and researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT, McGill University) and at the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA, Laval University). His general interests involve the application of sound technologies in artistic creation, pedagogy and research, with a particular interest in acoustic ecology and technologies that facilitate later-life musicking.



Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE) BY-LAWS

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Note: Revised in September 2023 by the CASE board of directors. To be reviewed by members at the December 2023 AGM.

  1. Corporate Seal

The name of the organisation shall be the Canadian Association for Sound Ecology, hereby referred to as CASE. 


CASE is a coalition of Canadian individuals and institutions concerned with the soundscape as an entity that reflects both the social and the environmental state of our world. As Acoustic Ecology is the study of the relationship between living organisms and their sonic environment, it is CASE’s mission to draw attention to sonic tensions, and sonic consequences of environmental decline; to document, through research or artistic endeavours, important soundscapes, sonic landmarks, and environments and to strive to improve the acoustic quality of a place wherever possible; and

As a field inspired by listening to the environments of Canada and beyond, CASE recognizes that our relationship to sounds and listening necessitates a commitment to work against the detrimental effects of climate change, and to advocate, socially and politically, for the preservation and rewilding of natural ecologies in wild and urban spaces.

Mission Statement:

As a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary organisation, CASE encourages and supports research into the aesthetic, ecological, philosophical, sociological and cultural aspects of the sonic environment. A special emphasis of research is placed upon sound ecology in Canada.

Primary areas of research include:

  1. documenting the historical changes (morphology) in the regional and national soundscapes of Canada.
  2. studying different attitudes towards noise and silence in regions throughout Canada.
  3. monitoring and evaluating the impact of human and technological intervention on specific acoustic environments. 
  4. developing innovative approaches to re-designing the sonic environment, based on models devised by sound designers in Canada and other parts of the world 
  5. Liaising with communities interested in sound, and actively working to decolonize acoustic ecology and soundscape studies

CASE encourages the publication and distribution of research in many forms of media including books, brochures, audio recordings, educational  media, documentaries, websites, public exhibits, and presentations at international conferences and festivals on the subject of sound and environment.

Aims and Objectives:
  1. Create a large and imaginative variety of situations that encourage the practice of listening to the soundscapes, sharpening aural skills and deepening listeners’ understanding of sounds and their meanings
  2. Encourage and support research into the aesthetic, ecological, philosophical, sociological and cultural aspects of sonic environments.
  3. Monitor and evaluate actions that affect the quality of sonic environments in order to take advocacy actions to protect them
  4. Dedicate CASE activities towards engaging the public in listening and education about listening 
  5. Promote the adoption of sonic considerations into urban planning, education, and architecture
  6. Commit to decolonizing acoustic ecology as a discipline, a movement, and a practice
  7. Provide a forum, physical and virtual, where those who study acoustic ecology, media sound, and other related topics can meet and exchange ideas about their work
  8. Encourage all practitioners of acoustic ecology to be critical and self-reflexive listeners tuned into the most important issues of our time: climate change, habitat decline, mass extinction, social and ecological justice, and global peace.
  9. To the extent possible attempt to secure ongoing funding in order to be more active and efficient at working towards the goals of the organisation.


The head office of CASE is located in Toronto, ON

Fiscal Year:

Fiscal year end for CASE shall be December 31st.

2. Membership

2.1. Membership in the corporation, CASE, shall consist of persons, organisations, institutions interested in furthering the aims and objectives of CASE. Members agree to abide by the bylaws and policies.

2.2. Any individual or institution, within Canada or outside Canada, can become a member of CASE by joining the CASE email list. Voting and participation on the board of directors is reserved for Canadian citizens only. Members who have the resources are requested to donate annually to support basic operating costs.

Membership categories are as follows: 
  • Member (individual)
  • Student member (individual)
  • Honorary Member

Honorary membership recognizes sustained, long-standing contribution to acoustic ecology regionally, nationally, or internationally. Honorary members of CASE shall not exceed 10% of its members.

Decisions based on nominations for honorary members are to be decided by the Board at confidential Board-only meetings.

Honorary members may be asked to participate in a consultative process in the business of CASE, including speaking, writing, or acting on behalf of CASE.

Membership comes with the following rights:
  • Will receive copies of all CASE publications
  • May vote in meeting and in elections, and may serve on the Board of Directors
  • Will be invited to participate in CASE projects
  • May be able to participate in CASE-affiliated events at reduced rates

Members will remain active until they request to be removed from the CASE email list. 

Any member may be required to resign by a vote of ¾ of the members present at an Annual General Meeting or an extraordinary general meeting called for that purpose.

3. Board of Directors

The property and business of CASE shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 6 or more directors elected by the membership at an Annual General Meeting of the organisation.

Elections may be held at a scheduled Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CASE. Voting may occur by mail-in ballot, electronically, or in another way as determined by the Board.

Directors (members of the Board) will be elected for a term of two years. There is no limit as to how many times a director may be voted into the Board.

Nominations and self-nominations for the Board of Directors shall be sent in, by mail or electronically, to the Secretary of CASE.

Any Board position shall become immediately vacated in the case of written resignation submitted to the Secretary of CASE, or in other special circumstances (e.g. death).

In the event a Board position becomes vacated the Board may appoint, by majority vote, a new director for the remainder of the term.

Meetings of the Board shall be held as often as the business and activities of CASE require, as determined by the Board, and with reasonable notice. At minimum, CASE will have one meeting per year.

Three directors shall constitute quorum for a Board meeting.

Remuneration and expenses

From time to time the Board may employ a person to perform specific duties deemed necessary for the effective functioning of CASE. Such duties, as well as the remuneration, and duration of work shall be determined by the Board of Directors by resolution.

4. Positions of the Board

The positions of the Board of Directors at CASE shall be as follows: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member(s) at Large, and any other positions the Board might deem necessary to secure the operations of CASE. Any two positions may be held by the same person.

Positions on the CASE Board shall be appointed by resolution of the Board at any time as required. Each member is to be elected by majority vote at the next Annual General Meeting following their appointment. 

The President is responsible for the general and active management of CASE, and shall preside over all meetings of the Board.

The Vice-president, in the absence of the President shall perform their duties, and other duties as directed on an ongoing basis.

The Secretary is responsible for administrative duties around CASE, including minute-taking and sending notices of meetings.

The Treasurer shall have custody of the funds and securities of CASE and maintain all financial records as needed. Monies and assets belonging to CASE shall be held in a trust bank account, and the treasurer shall disburse or authorise the disbursement of any funds towards projects, contracts, etc. as authorised by the Board. The treasurer shall maintain transparent accounts and present financial reports at each Annual General Meeting of CASE and any other Board meetings as needed.

The duties of other positions shall be determined by the Board as required.

5. Functions and Powers of directors

Signing authority: 

Contracts, documents and any other written materials requiring the approval of CASE need to be signed by any two director positions one of which is the President or a designate of the President.

Use of the CASE seal: 

The CASE seal or logo may be affixed to any document, correspondence, contract, or other as needed, provided they are authorised by the Board or President.


The directors shall be able to authorise expenditures on behalf of CASE from time to time, or delegate such authority to other board members/directors. Expenditures are to be incurred for purposes of furthering the mission of CASE and its assets such as website, etc.


The Board shall take such steps as they see fit to enable CASE to acquire, receive, accept, solicit, legacies, gifts, donations, settlements, or endowments, for the purposes of furthering the objectives of CASE.

Books and Records:

The Board shall see to it that any books and records required by the bylaws or CASE for any applicable statute or law are regularly and properly kept.

Rules and Regulations:

The Board may prescribe such rules and regulations as needed on a situational basis as long as they are not inconsistent with the bylaws hereby stated. Such rules or regulations shall have force and effect within the year before the next Annual General Meeting where they shall be confirmed into effect. Failing their confirmation, they will cease to have any force or effect.


The minutes of the Board shall not be available to the general membership, but shall be made available to each director of the Board. 

6. CASE Board Advisory Groups

The CASE Board may form, where needed, special advisory groups composed of directors, members and/or external consultants for such purposes as special projects, activities, conferences, partnerships, etc.

7. Liability

Any director of CASE or person working on contract with CASE who assumes liability on behalf of CASE shall be indemnified and covered out of the funds from CASE for all costs incurred in any action brought against the individual or with respect to the individual, except when such expenses are incurred by the director or individual’s own wilful neglect or default.

8. Meetings

The location of the meetings – both Board meetings and AGMs – can take place anywhere, in a physical or virtual location and on any date of convenience to be determined by the Board.

Board meetings: 

Board meetings are held whenever the board of directors has business to attend to, make decisions, update each other on activities, and the like. Board meetings are generally not publicised to the general membership, however special guests, regardless of membership status, might be invited from time to time for purposes of presentation or collaboration.

General meetings: 

At every AGM, in addition to regular business that may be transacted, voted on, and decided, the report of the directors and the financial statement shall be presented to the membership. 

Special meetings: 

The Board or the president or vice-president shall have the power to call, at any time, a special meeting of the members of CASE. An extraordinary meeting of members may be called upon by a minimum of 15 members of CASE.

Notice of meetings: 

A written (electronic) notice specifying the place, date and time of the meeting, and in the case of special meetings, the nature of special business, shall be given to each member of CASE 14 days ahead of time, or 7 days in the case of any extraordinary meeting of members.

Presenting motions: any member in good standing can present motions at CASE meetings.

Every member in good standing shall have one vote on motions and no more.

Quorum: At least six members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum. At least three directors of the Board must be present. 

Majority decisions: every question or proposal / motion shall be determined by simple majority vote, unless otherwise determined by the Board.

Meeting rules: unless directed otherwise by the president/chair of CASE, all meetings shall be conducted using Robert’s rules of order.

Minutes: taking minutes is recommended as best practice for Board meetings, and mandatory for Annual General or special general meetings of the CASE membership. General meeting minutes shall be made available to the membership via email or website.

Tabling of business: any issues, proposals, actions or motions not discussed or decided on within a meeting must be tabled and brought up in the next available meeting to be dealt with.

2/3rds Majority Decisions: any alterations or amendment of by-laws must be sanctioned by an affirmative 2/3rds vote of the members present at an AGM meeting duly identified as a meeting dedicated to alterations or amendments giving members enough notice to review the changes.

Chair’s vote: The Chair or President of the CASE board would not normally vote. If there is a tie in the vote the chair may cast a vote.

Language of minutes: CASE commits to using inclusive language everywhere possible including non-gender specific address and other anti-racist, anti-oppresive language.


The Undersigned hereby affirm their Letters Patent with the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs under the name Canadian Association for Sound Ecology (CASE) and are satisfied that the name is not used by another organisation, befits the activities of the organisation and is not objectionable on public grounds.

The bylaws of the Corporation shall be those approved with the last 2/3rds majority vote of the general membership of CASE until such time that they are repealed, altered, or amended. Previous bylaws dated April 30, 1997, in the city of Toronto and further revised on June 2, 2022 and July 19, 2023. 

The Corporation will continue its activities in no way accruing profit, but if any funding is assembled it is to be used solely for the purposes of furthering the organisation’s aims.

Signed by email correspondence, by the current elected members of the Board in August 2023:

Claude Schryer, Chair


Carol Ann Weaver, Vice Chair


Wendalyn Bartley, Treasurer


Julie Andreyev, Secretary


Aaron Liu-Rosenbaum, Webmaster


Milena Droumeva, Project Liaison


Mickey Valley, WFAE Representative


Leonardo Cabrera, Member at Large