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Draft bylaw changes for AGM 2018

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The following draft bylaw changes were approved by the Board of Parkdale Community Legal Services to be voted on at our Annual General Meeting on September 26, 2018. To request a hard copy of the draft bylaws, you can call us 416-531-2411, or come by our office and speak to reception.

 

 

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAW

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As an Ontario not-for-profit, Parkdale Community Legal Services Inc.’s Policy Committee has proposed changes to our bylaw. The changes will bring our organization into compliance with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act [1]. The proposed changes are summarized below.

Section D: "Membership"

  • The creation of three membership classes.
  • Paragraph 6, Class A members represent the current general members of the organization.
  • Paragraph 7, Class B members represent students currently registered in the Poverty Law Intensive Program.
  • Paragraph 8, the sole Class C member is the Dean of Osgoode Law School.
  • Paragraph 11, explains voting rights for each membership class.

Section E "Board of Directors"

  • Paragraphs 16, 17 and 18, on the process for the election of Directors for each of the membership classes.

Section G: “Board meetings”

  • Paragraph 35, modified to include phone and electronic method of communication for participating in Board meetings.
  • Paragraph 46, modified to reflect the removal process for Board members by Class.

Section H: “Meetings of Members”

  • Paragraph 58, clarifying duties of Directors in chairing meetings of members.
  • Paragraph 66, regarding the process for the election of Directors.

Section K “Technicalities”

Paragraph 88, to include electronic communication as a method of official communication to members and directors.

 

[1] To learn more about the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, please see the backgrounder from Community Legal Education Ontario: http://nonprofitlaw.cleo.on.ca/onca-essentials/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 22:20  

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