The Legal Stuff

Our Constitution

  • to provide education, awareness and training around responsible, sustainable and ethical adventure tourism and backcountry use;
  • to provide hands on training through guided hikes and trips, while maintaining and cleaning up the areas that have been affected by over-tourism, with specific programs dedicated towards youth;
  • to host clean up events of trails and sites through out the province, engaging Society members and volunteers from the community;
  • and to have the ability to apply for grant funding to allow the Society and its members to realize the overall mission and vision of the Society

Our Partnership

Member Portion of Bylaws

Part 2 β€” Members Application for membership

2.1 A person may apply to the Board for membership in the Society, and the person becomes a member on the Board’s acceptance of the application. Duties of members

2.2 Every member must uphold the constitution of the Society and must comply with these Bylaws. Amount of membership dues

2.3 The amount of the annual membership dues, if any, must be determined by the Board. Member not in good standing

2.4 A member is not in good standing if the member fails to pay the member’s annual membership dues, if any, and the member is not in good standing for so long as those dues remain unpaid. Member not in good standing may not vote.

2.5 A voting member who is not in good standing (a)may not vote at a general meeting, and (b)is deemed not to be a voting member for the purpose of consenting to a resolution of the voting members. Termination of membership if member not in good standing

2.6 A person’s membership in the Society is terminated if the person is not in good standing for 6 consecutive months.

Part 3 β€” General Meetings of Members Time and place of general meeting 3.1 A general meeting must be held at the time and place the Board determines. Ordinary business at general meeting

3.2 At a general meeting, the following business is ordinary business: (a)adoption of rules of order; (b)consideration of any financial statements of the Society presented to the meeting; (c)consideration of the reports, if any, of the directors or auditor; (d)election or appointment of directors; (e)appointment of an auditor, if any; (f)business arising out of a report of the directors not requiring the passing of a special resolution. Notice of special business

3.3 A notice of a general meeting must state the nature of any business, other than ordinary business, to be transacted at the meeting in sufficient detail to permit a member receiving the notice to form a reasoned judgment concerning that business. Chair of general meeting

3.4 The following individual is entitled to preside as the chair of a general meeting: (a)the individual, if any, appointed by the Board to preside as the chair; (b)if the Board has not appointed an individual to preside as the chair or the individual appointed by the Board is unable to preside as the chair, (i)the president, (ii)the vice-president, if the president is unable to preside as the chair, or (iii)one of the other directors present at the meeting, if both the president and vicepresident are unable to preside as the chair. Alternate chair of general meeting

3.5 If there is no individual entitled under these Bylaws who is able to preside as the chair of a general meeting within 15 minutes from the time set for holding the meeting, the voting members who are present must elect an individual present at the meeting to preside as the chair. Quorum required

3.6 Business, other than the election of the chair of the meeting and the adjournment or termination of the meeting, must not be transacted at a general meeting unless a quorum of voting members is present. Quorum for general meetings

3.7 The quorum for the transaction of business at a general meeting is 3 voting members or 10% of the voting members, whichever is greater. Lack of quorum at commencement of meeting

3.8 If, within 30 minutes from the time set for holding a general meeting, a quorum of voting members is not present, (a)in the case of a meeting convened on the requisition of members, the meeting is terminated, and (b)in any other case, the meeting stands adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, and if, at the continuation of the adjourned meeting, a quorum is not present within 30 minutes from the time set for holding the continuation of the adjourned meeting, the voting members who are present constitute a quorum for that meeting. If quorum ceases to be present

3.9 If, at any time during a general meeting, there ceases to be a quorum of voting members present, business then in progress must be suspended until there is a quorum present or until the meeting is adjourned or terminated. Adjournments by chair

3.10 The chair of a general meeting may, or, if so directed by the voting members at the meeting, must, adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business may be transacted at the continuation of the adjourned meeting other than business left unfinished at the adjourned meeting. Notice of continuation of adjourned general meeting

3.11 It is not necessary to give notice of a continuation of an adjourned general meeting or of the business to be transacted at a continuation of an adjourned general meeting except that, when a general meeting is adjourned for 30 days or more, notice of the continuation of the adjourned meeting must be given. Order of business at general meeting

3.12 The order of business at a general meeting is as follows: (a)elect an individual to chair the meeting, if necessary; (b)determine that there is a quorum; (c)approve the agenda; (d)approve the minutes from the last general meeting; (e)deal with unfinished business from the last general meeting; (f)if the meeting is an annual general meeting, (i)receive the directors’ report on the financial statements of the Society for the previous financial year, and the auditor’s report, if any, on those statements, (ii)receive any other reports of directors’ activities and decisions since the previous annual general meeting, (iii)elect or appoint directors, and (iv)appoint an auditor, if any; (g)deal with new business, including any matters about which notice has been given to the members in the notice of meeting; (h)terminate the meeting. Methods of voting

3.13 At a general meeting, voting must be by a show of hands, an oral vote or another method that adequately discloses the intention of the voting members, except that if, before or after such a vote, 2 or more voting members request a secret ballot or a secret ballot is directed by the chair of the meeting, voting must be by a secret ballot. Announcement of result

3.14 The chair of a general meeting must announce the outcome of each vote and that outcome must be recorded in the minutes of the meeting. Proxy voting not permitted

3.15 Voting by proxy is not permitted. Matters decided at general meeting by ordinary resolution

3.16 A matter to be decided at a general meeting must be decided by ordinary resolution unless the matter is required by the Act or these Bylaws to be decided by special resolution or by another resolution having a higher voting threshold than the threshold for an ordinary resolution.

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