5.1 Calling Meetings

Meetings of the Board may be called by the Chair of the Board, the Vice-Chair of the Board or any two (2) Directors at any time.

5.2 Notice of Meetings

Subject to the By-law, the Act and any resolution of the Board, notice of the time and place of each meeting of the Board will be given in the manner provided in section 15 to each Director not less than two (2) days before the time when the meeting is to be held, but if the Chair of the Board considers it a matter of urgency that a meeting of the Board be convened, they may give notice of a meeting by telephone or electronic means no less than twenty-four (24) hours before the meeting. No notice of a meeting will be necessary if all the Directors in office are present or if those absent waive notice of that meeting, except where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the grounds that the meeting is not lawfully called. A notice of a meeting of the Board need not specify the purpose of or the business to be transacted at the meeting except where required by the Act.

5.3 Place of Meetings

Meetings of the Board may be held at the registered office of the Society or at any other place within Canada, as determined by the Board.

5.4 Meeting by Electronic Means, Etc.

(a) A Director may participate in a meeting of the Board by means of an electronic or other communication device that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.  Any person participating by electronic conference is deemed to be present at that meeting. Any security, confidentiality or other considerations with respect to the conduct of such a meeting shall be as determined by the Board from time to time.

(b) The Chair of the Board may call a meeting of the Board and provide that the meeting be held entirely by telephone or electronic means that permits all participants to communicate adequately with each other during the meeting.

5.5 Quorum

A majority of the number of Directors of the Society in office at the time the meeting is held constitutes a quorum at any meeting of Directors.

5.6 Votes to Govern

Each Director is authorized to exercise one (1) vote at each meeting of the Board. Unless otherwise required by the Act, at all meetings of the Board, every question will be decided by a majority of the votes cast on the question. In case of an equality of votes, the vote shall be deemed to have been lost.


The Directors will serve without remuneration for their services and no Director shall directly or indirectly receive any profit from such Director’s position as such. Unless otherwise determined by the Board, the Directors will be entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable travelling and other reasonable expenses properly incurred by them in attending meetings of the Board or any committee of the Board.

5.8 Meeting Following Annual Meeting

The Board shall hold a meeting as soon as reasonably possible following the Annual Meeting of the Society for the purpose of the election and appointment of Officers and the transaction of any other business, and no notice shall be required for this meeting.

5.9 Regular Meetings

The Board may fix a day or days in any month or months for regular meetings of the Board at a place and hour to be named and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Board shall meet at least once per year. A copy of any resolution of the Board fixing the place and time of those regular meetings will be sent to each Director promptly after being passed, but no other notice will be required for any regular meeting except where the Act requires the purpose of, or the business to be transacted at, that meeting to be specified.

5.10 Resolutions in Writing

A resolution in writing, signed by all the Directors entitled to vote on that resolution at a meeting of Directors or committee of Directors, is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of Directors or committee of Directors. Any such resolution may be signed in counterparts, each of which will be an original and all of which together will constitute one and the same resolution. A Director may submit his or her written signature by facsimile, e-mail or other functionally equivalent electronic means of transmission.

5.11 Minutes

The Board shall see that all minutes of the Society required by the By-law or by any applicable statute or law are regularly and properly kept.

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