The purpose of the Ukrainian Museum of Canada of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada is to acquire, preserve, research and study representative artifacts which portray the Ukrainian heritage and its contribution to Canada.
To discharge that purpose, it will:
a) Acquire, maintain and exhibit collections of interest to Canadians, and be consistent with the Museum’s purpose;
b) Serve as the major repository for elements of the heritage of Canadians of Ukrainian descent;
c) Stimulate a greater awareness of Canada’s Ukrainian heritage;
d) Promote research and study in all fields relating to the Ukrainian cultural heritage;
e) Maintain an active extension program by sending out and receiving artifacts and exhibitions;
f) Disseminate knowledge of Ukrainian culture by publishing works consistent with the institutions purpose;
g) Develop a non profit, educational institution operated for the betterment of the community served, and open to the public, regardless of race, creed or occupation.
In discharging its purpose, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (U.W.A.C.) will cooperate with other museums in Canada in order to collect and preserve materials of significance to aid in the advancement of knowledge of the Ukrainian heritage in Canada.
Board and Staff
Executive Board of Directors
Past President: Dobr. Karen Wasylenko
President: Andrew Iwanchuk
First Vice-President: Patricia Ciona
Second Vice-President: Marusia C. Foster
Secretary: Mary Humen
Treasurer: Adele Trischuk
Members at Large
Leona Faryna Bridges
Linda Balon Smith
J. William Strus
Executive Director and CEO: Jen Budney
Business Manager: Valentyna Mahina
Visitor & Gift Shop Administrator: Masha Levkovytska
Museum Designer: Jennifer Losie
General Operating Bylaw
-Revised September 26, 2020-
A by-law relating generally to the conduct
of the affairs of
Ukrainian Museum of Canada of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada
BE IT ENACTED as a by-law of the Corporation as follows:
In this by-law and all other by-laws of the Corporation, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Act” means the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act S.C. 2009, c. 23 including the Regulations made pursuant to the Act, and any statute or regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to time;
“articles” means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles of amendment, amalgamation, continuance, reorganization, arrangement or revival of the Corporation;
“Board” means the board of directors of the Corporation and “director” means a member of the Board;
“by-law” means this by-law and any other by-law of the Corporation as amended and which are, from time to time, in force and effect;
“meeting of members” includes an annual meeting of members or a special meeting of members; “special meeting of members” includes a meeting of any class or classes of members and a special meeting of all members entitled to vote at an annual meeting of members;
“national museum” means the principal museum of the Corporation located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
“ordinary resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than 50% plus 1 of the votes cast on that resolution;
“proposal” means a proposal submitted by a member of the Corporation that meets the requirements of section 163 (Shareholder Proposals) of the Act;
“Regulations” means the regulations made under the Act, as amended, restated or in effect from time to time; and
“special resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two thirds (2/3) of the votes cast on that resolution.
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“USRL” means Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada, the coordinating body of the following affiliated organizations and institutions: Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association (USRA); Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada (UWAC); Ukrainian Orthodox Youth Association (CYMK-U.O.Y.); Ukrainian Museum of Canada; Mohyla Institute (1958), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Mohyla Institute); St. John’s Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (St. John’s Institute); St. Vladimir Institute, Toronto, Ontario (St. Vladimir Institute); SUS Foundation, Toronto, Ontario; St. John’s Fraternal Society, Edmonton, Alberta.
In the interpretation of this by-law, words in the singular include the plural and vice-versa, words in one gender include all genders, and “person” includes an individual, body corporate, partnership, trust and unincorporated organization.
Other than as specified above, words and expressions defined in the Act have the same meanings when used in these by-laws.
3. Corporate Seal
The Corporation may have a corporate seal in the form approved from time to time by the Board. If a corporate seal is approved by the Board, the secretary of the Corporation shall be the custodian of the corporate seal.
4. Execution of Documents
Deeds, transfers, assignments, contracts, obligations and other instruments in writing requiring execution by the Corporation may be signed by any two (2) of its officers or directors. In addition, the Board may from time to time direct the manner in which and the person or persons by whom a particular document or type of document shall be executed. Any person authorized to sign any document may affix the corporate seal (if any) to the document. Any signing officer may certify a copy of any instrument, resolution, by-law or other document of the Corporation to be a true copy thereof.
5. Financial Year
The financial year end of the Corporation shall be determined by the Board. Currently the financial year end of the Corporation is March 31St.
6. Banking Arrangements
The banking business of the Corporation shall be transacted at such bank, trust company, credit union or other firm or corporation carrying on a banking business in Canada or elsewhere as the Board may designate, appoint or authorize from time to time by resolution. The banking business or any part of it shall be transacted by an officer or officers of the Corporation and/or other persons as the Board may by resolution from time to time designate, direct or authorize.
7. Borrowing Powers
a. Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, the directors of the Corporation may, without
authorization of the members:
borrow money on the credit of the Corporation;
ii. issue, reissue, sell, pledge or hypothecate debt obligations of the Corporation; iii. give a guarantee on behalf; and
iv. mortgage, hypothecate, pledge or otherwise create a security interest in all or
any property of the Corporation, owned or subsequently acquired, to secure
any debt obligation of the Corporation.
b, Except with the approval by ordinary resolution of the members, the directors shall
not, in any fiscal period of the Corporation, exercise any of the powers set out in
Section 7(a) hereof for an amount greater than $500,000.
8. Annual Financial Statements
The Corporation may, instead of sending copies of the annual financial statements and other documents referred to in subsection 172(1) (Annual Financial Statements) of the Act to the members, publish a notice to its members stating that the annual financial statements and documents provided in subsection 172 (1) are available at the registered office of the Corporation and any member may, on request, obtain a copy free of charge at the registered office or by prepaid mail.
9. Membership Conditions
Subject to the articles, there shall be two classes of members in the Corporation, namely, Class A members and Class B members. The Board of the Corporation may, by resolution, approve the admission of members of the Corporation. The following conditions of membership shall apply:
Class A Members
a. Class A voting membership shall be available to persons who have applied and have
been accepted for Class A voting membership in the Corporation. To qualify as a Class
A member of the Corporation, a person shall be a fee-paying member in good standing
of UWAC, USRA or CYMK-U.O.Y., unless otherwise determined by the Board. Each
of Mohyla Institute, St. John’s Institute and St. Vladimir Institute shall be entitled to
one delegate per institute.
b. Class A members shall pay such annual fee as may be prescribed from time to time by
the Board of the Corporation. The Board may, from time to time, exempt certain Class
A members, which may include the following, from paying such annual fee:
i. honorary life members approved by the Board; and
ii. Mohyla Institute, St. John’s Institute and St. Vladimir Institute.
c. The term of membership of a Class A voting member shall be annual, subject to
renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation.
d. Save as otherwise described in Schedule B to the Articles, each Class A voting member
is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and each
such Class A voting member shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings.
Class B Members
e. Class B non-voting membership shall be available to persons who have applied and
have been accepted for Class B non-voting membership in the Corporation.
f. Class B members shall pay such annual fee as may be prescribed from time to time by
the Board of the Corporation.
g. The term of membership of a Class B non-voting member shall be annual, subject to
renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation.
h. Subject to the Act and the articles, a Class B non-voting member shall not be entitled
to receive notice of or vote at meetings of the members of the Corporation.
Pursuant to subsection 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendments to this section of the by-laws if those amendments affect membership rights and/or conditions described in paragraphs 197(1)(e),
(h), (1) or (m).
10. Membership Transferability
Membership in the Corporation in not transferable. Pursuant to Section 197(1) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to add, change or delete this section.
11. Notice of Members Meeting
Notice of the time and place of a meeting of members shall be given to each member entitled to vote at the meeting by the following means:
a. by mail, courier or personal delivery to each member entitled to vote at the meeting,
during a period of 21 to 60 days before the day on which the meeting is to be held; or
b. by telephonic, electronic or other communication facility to each member entitled to
vote at the meeting, during a period of 21 to 35 days before the day on which the
meeting is to be held.
Pursuant to subsection 197(1) (Fundamental Change) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to the by-laws of the Corporation to change the manner of giving notice to members entitled to vote at a meeting of members.
12. Members Calling a Members’ Meeting
The Board shall call a special meeting of members in accordance with Section 167 of the Act, on written requisition of members carrying not less than 5% of the voting rights. If the directors do not call a meeting within 21 days of receiving the requisition, any member who signed the requisition may call the meeting.
13. Absentee Voting at Members’ Meetings
Pursuant to Section 171(1) of the Act, a member entitled to vote at a meeting of members may vote by proxy by appointing in writing a proxyholder, and one or more alternate proxyholders, who are not required to be members, to attend and act at the meeting in the manner and to the extent authorized by the proxy and with the authority conferred by it subject to the following requirements:
a. a proxy is valid only at the meeting in respect of which it is given or at a continuation
of that meeting after an adjournment;
b. a member may revoke a proxy by depositing an instrument or act in writing executed
or, in Quebec, signed by the member or by their agent or mandatary:
i. at the registered office of the Corporation no later than the last business day
preceding the day of the meeting, or the day of the continuation of that meeting after an adjournment of that meeting, at which the proxy is to be used,
ii. with the chairperson of the meeting on the day of the meeting or the day of the
continuation of that meeting after an adjournment of that meeting;
c. a proxyholder or an alternate proxyholder has the same rights as the member by whom
they were appointed, including the right to speak at a meeting of members in respect of any matter, to vote by way of ballot at the meeting, to demand a ballot at the meeting and, except where a proxyholder or an alternate proxyholder has conflicting instructions from more than one member, to vote at the meeting by way of a show of hands;
d. if a form of proxy is created by a person other than the member, the form of proxy
i. indicate, in bold-face type:
A. the meeting at which it is to be used;
B. that the member may appoint a proxyholder, other than a person
designated in the form of proxy, to attend and act on their behalf at the
C. instructions on the manner in which the member may appoint the
ii. contain a designated blank space for the date of the signature;
iii. provide a means for the member to designate some other person as
proxyholder, if the form of proxy designates a person as proxyholder;
iv. provide a means for the member to specify that the membership registered in
their name is to be voted for or against each matter, or group of related
matters, identified in the notice of meeting, other than the appointment of a
public accountant and the election of directors;
v. provide a means for the member to specify that the membership registered in
their name is to be voted or withheld from voting in respect of the appointment
of a public accountant or the election of directors; and
vi. state that the membership represented by the proxy is to be voted or withheld
from voting, in accordance with the instructions of the member, on any ballot
that may be called for and that, if the member specifies a choice under
subparagraph (iv) or (v) with respect to any matter to be acted on, the
membership is to be voted accordingly;
e. a form of proxy may include a statement that, when the proxy is signed, the member
confers authority with respect to matters for which a choice is not provided in accordance with subparagraph (d)(iv) only if the form of proxy states, in bold-face type, how the proxyholder is to vote the membership in respect of each matter or group of related matters;
f. if a form of proxy is sent in electronic form, the requirements that certain information
be set out in bold-face type are satisfied if the information in question is set out in some other manner so as to draw the addressee’s attention to the information; and
g. a form of proxy that, if signed, has the effect of conferring a discretionary authority in
respect of amendments to matters identified in the notice of meeting or other matters that may properly come before the meeting must contain a specific statement to that effect.
Pursuant to Section 197(1) of the Act, a special resolution of the members (and if Section 199 applies, a special resolution of each class of members) is required to make any amendment to the articles or by-laws of the Corporation to change this method of voting by members not in attendance at a meeting of members.
14. Membership Dues
Membership dues shall be set by ordinary resolution at a membership meeting of the Corporation. Members shall be notified in writing of the membership dues at any time payable by them and, if any are not paid within two (2) calendar months of the membership renewal date the members in default shall automatically cease to be members of the Corporation.
15. Termination of Membership
A membership in the Corporation is terminated when:
a. the member dies, or, in the case of a member that is a corporation, the corporation is
b. the member fails to maintain any qualifications for membership described in the
section on membership conditions of these by-laws;
c. the member fails to pay the membership dues for the renewal of membership before
the due date set out in section 14;
d. the member resigns by delivering a written resignation to the president of the
Corporation in which case such resignation shall be effective on the date specified in
e. the member is expelled in accordance with any discipline of members section or is
otherwise terminated in accordance with the articles or by-laws;
f. the member’s term of membership expires; or
g. the Corporation is liquidated or dissolved under the Act.
16. Effect of Termination of Membership
Subject to the articles, upon any termination of membership, the rights of the member, including any rights to attend meetings of the membership, automatically cease to exist.
17. Discipline of Members
The Board shall have authority to suspend or expel any member from the Corporation for any one or more of the following grounds:
a. violating any provision of the articles, by-laws, or written policies of the Corporation;
b. carrying out any conduct which may be detrimental to the Corporation as determined
by the Board in its sole discretion;
c. for any other reason that the Board in its sole and absolute discretion considers to be
reasonable, having regard to the purpose of the Corporation.
In the event that the Board determines that a member should be expelled or suspended from membership in the Corporation, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the Board, shall provide 20 days’ notice of suspension or expulsion to the member and shall provide reasons for the proposed suspension or expulsion. The member may make written submissions to the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the Board, in response to the notice received within such 20 day period. In the event that no written submissions are received by the president, the president, or such other officer as may be designated by the Board, may proceed to notify the member that the member is suspended or expelled from membership in the Corporation. If written submissions are received in accordance with this section, the Board will consider such submissions in arriving at a final decision and shall notify the member concerning such final decision within a further 20 days from the date of receipt of the submissions. The Board’s decision shall be final and binding on the member, without any further right of appeal.
18. Proposals Nominating Directors at Annual Members’ Meetings
Subject to the Regulations under the Act, any proposal may include nominations for the election of directors if the proposal is signed by not less than 5% of members entitled to vote at the meeting at which the proposal is to be presented.
18A. Nominating Committee for Directors
At each Annual Meeting of the members, a Nominating Committee shall be elected from the floor to prepare a slate of one or more candidates for each upcoming vacancy on the Board for which an election will be held at the following Annual Meeting of the members. The Nominating Committee will consist of three to five members. Those members will be elected from Class “A” members of the Corporation only and must further qualify as follows:
a. there will be up to three members from the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan area, consisting
of one to two members of the Board, and one from each of the two local branches of the
Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada;
b. up to one member of the Corporation who also is a member of the executive of the
c. up to one member from the membership at large of the Corporation.
In the event that there is not a candidate who qualifies for any particular qualification required, or in the event that any other reason the members fail to elect three members to the Nominating Committee, then in such event the Board shall have the right to appoint members from the Class “A” membership of the Corporation at large to fill any such vacancy.
The Nominating Committee shall meet at least 60 days before the next Annual Meeting of the Corporation, and shall at such meeting prepare for circulation a slate of candidates which shall then be delivered to the Board no later than 15 days before the next Annual Meeting of members. The Nominating Committee shall ensure that they have the consent of each person nominated in the slate to serve as a director, if elected.
19. Cost of Publishing Proposals for Annual Members’ Meetings
The member who submitted the proposal shall pay the cost of including the proposal and any statement in the notice of meeting at which the proposal is to be presented unless otherwise provided by ordinary resolution of the members present at the meeting.
20. Place of Members’ Meeting
Subject to compliance with section 159 (Place of Members’ Meetings) of the Act, meetings of the members may be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, unless otherwise determined by the Board.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members shall be held at the location of the biennial convention of the USRL, or, if the Board shall so determine, at some other place in Canada. In the years in between USRL biennial conventions, the Board shall hold the AGM at the location of the Saskatchewan USRL Annual Meeting or at such other location as the Board may determine appropriate. The AGM shall be convened to receive the annual reports of the Board and the report of the Treasurer; to sanction, if appropriate, decisions and actions of the Board and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The timing of the AGM shall also comply with the requirements of the Act.
21. Persons Entitled to be Present at Members’ Meetings
The only persons entitled to be present at a meeting of members shall be those entitled to vote at the meeting, the directors and the public accountant of the Corporation and such other persons who are entitled or required under any provision of the Act, articles or by-laws of the Corporation to be present at the meeting. Any other person may be admitted only on the invitation of the chair of the meeting or by resolution of the members.
22. Chair of Members’ Meetings
In the event that the president, the first vice-president of the Board and the second vice-president of the Board are absent, the members who are present and entitled to vote at the meeting shall choose one of their number to chair the meeting.
23. Quorum at Members’ Meetings
A quorum at any meeting of the members (unless a greater number of members are required to be present by the Act) shall be five per cent (5%) of the members entitled to vote at the meeting. If a quorum is present at the opening of a meeting of members, the members present may proceed with the business of the meeting even if a quorum is not present throughout the meeting.
24. Votes to Govern at Members’ Meetings
At any meeting of members every question shall, unless otherwise provided by the Act, be determined by a majority of the votes cast on the questions. In case of an equality of votes either on a show of hands or on a ballot or on the results of electronic voting, the chair of the meeting in addition to an original vote shall have a second or casting vote.
25. Participation by Electronic Means at Members’ Meetings
If the Corporation chooses to make available a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during a meeting of members, any person entitled to attend such meeting may participate in the meeting by means of such telephonic, electronic or other communication facility in the manner provided by the Act. A person participating in a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting. Notwithstanding any other provision of this by-law, any person participating in a meeting of members pursuant to this section who is entitled to vote at that meeting may vote, in accordance with the Act, by means of any telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that the Corporation has made available for that purpose.
26. Members’ Meeting Held Entirely by Electronic Means
If the directors or members of the Corporation call a meeting of members pursuant to the Act, those directors or members, as the case may be, may determine that the meeting shall be held, in accordance with the Act and the Regulations, entirely by means of a telephonic, electronic or other communication facility that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.
27. Number of Directors
The Board shall consist of the number of directors specified in the articles. If the articles provide for a minimum and maximum number of directors, the Board shall be comprised of the fixed number of directors as determined from time to time by the members by ordinary resolution or, if the ordinary resolution empowers the directors to determine the number, by resolution of the Board.
28. Term of Office of Directors
a. Save as a provided in subparagraph (c) below, directors shall be elected to hold office
for a two year term, the term expiring not later than the close of the second annual
meeting of members following their respective election. A director may be elected for
a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms.
b. Should a vacancy occur on the Board, the directors on the Board may fill the vacancy,
appointing a director, for a term to expire at the end of the next annual meeting.
c. Recognizing that the by-laws are to take effect concurrently with the filing of Articles
of Continuance of the Corporation pursuant to provisions of the Act, the following
special transition rules shall prevail:
i. for purposes of determining three consecutive terms, the calculation of the first
term shall commence as of the annual meeting of the membership in 2015; and
ii. to achieve staggered terms for directors so that no more than one-third of the
Board will retire in any given year, the term of directors elected at the 2015
annual meeting be fixed at one year for one-third of the directors, two years
for one-third of the directors and three years for the remainder of the directors.
Subsequent terms shall be for two years each as in subparagraph (a) above.
The Board shall amongst them determine those candidates who will be
proposed for a one year term, a two year term or a three year term at the
2015 annual meeting of the members and will so advise the membership prior
to the election.
29. Calling of Meetings of the Board
Meetings of the Board may be called by the president, the first vice-president of the Board, the second vice-president of the Board or any two (2) directors at any time.
30. Notice of Meeting of the Board
Notice of the time and place for the holding of a meeting of the Board shall be given in the manner provided in the section on giving notice of meeting of directors of this by-law to every director of the Corporation not less than 7 days before the time when the meeting is to be held. Notice of a meeting shall not be necessary if all of the directors are present, and none objects to the holding of the meeting, or if those absent have waived notice of or have otherwise signified their consent to the holding of such meeting. Notice of an adjourned meeting is not required if the time and place of the adjourned meeting is announced at the original meeting. Unless the by-law otherwise provides, no notice of meeting need specify the purpose or the business to be transacted at the meeting except that a notice of meeting of directors shall specify any matter referred to in subsection 138 (2) (Limits on Authority) of the Act that is to be dealt with at the meeting.
31. Regular Meetings Section
The Board shall meet a minimum of six times annually. The Board may appoint a day or days in any month or months for regular meetings of the Board at a place and hour to be named. A copy of any resolution of the Board fixing the place and time of such regular meetings of the Board shall be sent to each director forthwith after being passed, but no other notice shall be required for any such regular meeting except if subsection 136(3) (Notice of Meeting) of the Act requires the purpose thereof or the business to be transacted to be specified in the notice.
32. Votes to Govern at Meetings of the Board
At all meetings of the Board, every question shall be decided by a majority of the votes cast on the question. In case of an equality of votes, the proposition put shall be deemed to have failed.
33. Committees of the Board
The Board may from time to time appoint any committee or other advisory body, as it deems necessary or appropriate for such purposes and, subject to the Act, with such powers as the Board shall see fit. Any such committee may formulate its own rules of procedure, subject to such regulations or directions as the Board may from time to time make. Any committee member may be removed by resolution of the Board.
34. Appointment of Officers
The Board may designate the offices of the Corporation, appoint officers on an annual or more frequent basis, specify their duties and, subject to the Act, delegate to such officers the power to manage the affairs of the Corporation. A director may be appointed to any office of the Corporation. An officer may, but need not be, a director unless these by-laws otherwise provide. Two or more offices may be held by the same person.
35. Description of Offices
Unless otherwise specified by the Board (which may, subject to the Act modify, restrict or supplement such duties and powers), the offices of the Corporation, if designated and if officers are appointed, shall have the following duties and powers associated with their positions:
President — If appointed, shall be a director. The President of the Board, if any, shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board and of the members. The president shall be responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies of the Corporation. The president shall, subject to the authority of the Board, have general supervision of the affairs of the Corporation. The president shall have other duties and powers as the Board may specify.
First Vice-President of the Board — The first vice-president of the Board, if one is to be appointed, shall be a director. If the president of the Board is absent or is unable or refuses to act, the first vice-president of the Board, if any, shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board and of the members. The first vice-president shall have such other duties and powers as the Board may specify.
Second Vice-President of the Board — The second vice-president of the Board, if one is to be appointed, shall be a director. If the president of the Board and the first vice-president are absent or are unable or refuse to act, the second vice-president of the Board, if any, shall, when present, preside at all meetings of the Board and of the members. The second vice-president shall have such other duties and powers as the Board may specify.
Secretary – If appointed, the secretary shall attend and be the secretary of all meetings of the Board, members and committees of the Board. The secretary shall enter or cause to be entered in the Corporation’s minute book, minutes of all proceedings at such meetings; the secretary shall give, or cause to be given, as and when instructed, notices to members, directors, the public accountant and members of committees; the secretary shall be the custodian of all books, papers, records, documents and other instruments belonging to the Corporation.
Treasurer – If appointed, the treasurer shall have such powers and duties as the Board may specify.
The powers and duties of all other officers of the Corporation shall be such as the terms of their engagement call for or the Board or the president requires of them. The Board may from time to time and subject to the Act, vary, add to or limit the powers and duties of any officer.
36. Vacancy in Office
In the absence of a written agreement to the contrary, the Board may remove, whether for cause or without cause, any officer of the Corporation. Unless so removed, an officer shall hold office until the earlier of:
a. the officer’s successor being appointed;
b. the officer’s resignation;
c. such officer ceasing to be a director (if a necessary qualification of appointment); or
d. such officer’s death.
If the office of any officer of the Corporation shall be or become vacant, the directors may, by resolution, appoint a person to fill such vacancy.
37. Method of Giving Any Notice
Any notice (which term includes any communication or document), other than notice of a meeting of members or a meeting of the Board, to be given (which term includes sent, delivered or served) pursuant to the Act, the articles, the by-laws or otherwise to a member, director, officer or member of a committee of the Board or to the public accountant shall be sufficiently given:
a. if delivered personally to the person to whom it is to be given or if delivered to such
person’s address as shown in the records of the Corporation or in the case of notice to
a director to the latest address as shown in the last notice that was sent by the
Corporation in accordance with section 128 (Notice of directors) or 134 (Notice of
change of directors);
b. if mailed to such person at such person’s recorded address by prepaid ordinary or air
c. if sent to such person by telephonic, electronic or other communication facility at such
person’s recorded address for that purpose; or
d. if provided in the form of an electronic document in accordance with Part 17 of the
A notice so delivered shall be deemed to have been given when it is delivered personally or to the recorded address as aforesaid; a notice so mailed shall be deemed to have been given when deposited in a post office or public letter box; and a notice so sent by any means of transmitted or recorded communication shall be deemed to have been given when dispatched or delivered to the appropriate communication company or agency or its representative for dispatch. The secretary may change or cause to be changed the recorded address of any member, director, officer, public accountant or member of a committee of the Board in accordance with any information believed by the secretary to be reliable. The declaration by the secretary that notice has been given pursuant to this by-law shall be sufficient and conclusive evidence of the giving of such notice. The signature of any director or officer of the Corporation to any notice or other document to be given by the Corporation may be written, stamped, type-written or printed or partly written, stamped, type-written or printed.
38. Invalidity of any Provisions of this By-law
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this by-law shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of this by-law.
39. Omissions and Errors
The accidental omission to give any notice to any member, director, officer, member of a committee of the Board or public accountant, or the non-receipt of any notice by any such person where the Corporation has provided notice in accordance with the by-laws or any error in any notice not affecting its substance shall not invalidate any action taken at any meeting to which the notice pertained or otherwise founded on such notice.
40. Mediation and Arbitration
Disputes or controversies among members, directors, officers, committee members, or volunteers of the Corporation are as much as possible to be resolved in accordance with mediation and/or arbitration as provided in the section on dispute resolution mechanism of this by-law.
41. Dispute Resolution Mechanism
In the event that a dispute or controversy among members, directors, officers, committee members or volunteers of the Corporation arising out of or related to the articles or by-laws, or out of any aspect of the operations of the Corporation is not resolved in private meetings between the parties then without prejudice to or in any other way derogating from the rights of the members, directors, officers, committee members, employees or volunteers of the Corporation as set out in the articles, by-laws or the Act, and as an alternative to such person instituting a law suit or legal action, such dispute or controversy shall be settled by a process of dispute resolution as follows:
a. The dispute or controversy shall first be submitted to a panel of mediators whereby
the one party appoints one mediator, the other party (or if applicable the Board of the
Corporation) appoints one mediator, and the two mediators so appointed jointly
appoint a third mediator. The three mediators will then meet with the parties in
question in an attempt to mediate a resolution between the parties.
b. The number of mediators may be reduced from three to one or two upon agreement of
c. If the parties are not successful in resolving the dispute through mediation, then the
parties agree that the dispute shall be settled by arbitration before a single arbitrator,
who shall not be any one of the mediators referred to above, in accordance with the
provincial or territorial legislation governing domestic arbitrations in force in the
province or territory where the registered office of the Corporation is situated or as
otherwise agreed upon by the parties to the dispute. The parties agree that all
proceedings relating to arbitration shall be kept confidential and there shall be no
disclosure of any kind. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and
shall not be subject to appeal on a question of fact, law or mixed fact and law.
All costs of the mediators appointed in accordance with this section shall be borne equally by the parties to the dispute or the controversy. All costs of the arbitrators appointed in accordance with this section shall be borne by such parties as may be determined by the arbitrators.
42. By-laws and Effective Date
The Board may not make, amend or repeal any by-laws that regulate the activities or affairs of the Corporation without having the by-law, amendment or repeal confirmed by the members by ordinary resolution. The by-law, amendment or repeal is only effective on the confirmation of the members and in the form in which it was confirmed.
This section does not apply to a by-law that requires a special resolution of the members according to subsection 197(1) (fundamental change) of the Act.
APPROVED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS of the members in accordance with the Act the 26th day of September, 2014.
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