Qualifications for Membership
Qualifications for Membership - It shall be a condition of membership in the Corporation that members fulfill the following criteria and such other criteria as may from time to time be established by the board of directors:
a) it must actively conduct fund-raising campaigns in at least eight (8) of the ten (10) provinces, in addition to any or all of Canada's territories;
b) it must provide health education programs and services in at least eight (8) of the ten (10) provinces, in addition to any or all of Canada's territories and has been providing them over the three (3) year period preceding its application for membership. (Programs and services must include the distribution of materials for health education purposes, not related to fundraising; programs must include a direct service component for those (or their care providers) dealing with the disease/illness).
c) it must fund peer reviewed and health-related medical, scientific or clinical research;
d) it must be governed by the Act and registered as a charitable organization or charitable foundation with Canada Revenue Agency;
e) it must not be a member or partner of a local federation workplace campaign such as United Way or if it wishes to remain a member or partner of a local federation workplace campaign, it undertakes not to participate in the fund-raising campaigns of the Corporation in that city;
f) it must obtain at least sixty-seven percent (67%) of its operating budget from non-governmental sources;
g) it must not directly duplicate or fragmentize the aims and mission of a member of the Corporation;
h) it must appoint one Member Delegate to serve as a liaison between its organization and the Corporation; it must also provide a delegate to serve on the Corporation's board of directors; these roles can be filled by the same or different individuals, at the Members discretion;
i) it shall provide the Corporation with human resources in areas where it has representation;
j) it shall maintain and respect the integrity and the good name and reputation of the corporation, and not act in any way that could jeopardize the good reputation of the corporation;
k) it shall provide the Corporation with appropriate information and material as requested; and
l) it shall, in a timely manner, pay its full share of entry rights and support payment to the Corporation.
Revisited and approved 2007