The Canadian Geotechnical Society was formed in 1947 and was incorporated as a federal non-for-profit corporation in 1985 with corporation number 1976541.
As a federal corporation, the CGS currently operates based on the rules and regulations set out in the Canada Corporations Act - Part II and under the bylaws of the Society that have been approved by the members. The CGS Bylaws have been made available to members as part of the Society’s Administration Manual available through the members section of the CGS website. A pdf excerpt of the bylaw portion of the Administration Manual can be viewed by clicking here.
Transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation Act
On October 17, 2011, the federal government introduced the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporation Act in order to provide a set of modern and flexible regulations for non-profit organizations.
All not-for-profit organizations in Canada must transition to meet the requirements of the new Act by October 17, 2014. This includes approving Articles of Continuance and revised bylaws, and submitting these to the federal government by the 2014 deadline.
The CGS 2012 President and Executive Committee have initiated this process on behalf of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, including drafting revised bylaws to meet the requirements of the new Act. Please click on the following links to view the draft documents:
The new Act requires that CGS members ratify these documents for submission. To do so, the CGS will hold a vote during the 2012 Annual General Meeting that will take place on October 2, 2012 at 12:00pm, at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The documents will be ratified if two thirds of the CGS members in attendance vote in favour of the proposals.
To be able to vote, you need to be an active 2012 member of the CGS. If you're not a member of the CGS and would like to vote, or if you need to renew your membership, you can apply online at http://www.cgs.ca/member_renewal.php?lang=en.
Any comments on proposed changes to the existing CGS bylaws may be submitted by email to the attention of the CGS Secretary General, Victor Sowa, at email@example.com.
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