On the note of moving forward I just wanted to comment on the process James
and the steering committee outlined on Nov 30.
I would strongly suggest that 2(a) and (b) below be interchanged and not
done concurrently. There's a couple of reasons for this:
1) Any WMF amendments can be easily done to the bylaws without involving the
2) The charitable application is going to take 9 months at least. This is
coming out of a number of conversations I've had last week with the
Charities Directorate for another non-profit I'm trying very hard to get
charitable status for; and
3) The CRA is much more amenable to non-profits that have existing
agreements with other organizations (preferably qualified charities from
Canada but foreign NGO-type entities will work as well). A chapter agreement
would definitely help in this regard.
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM, James Heilman <jmh649(a)gmail.com> wrote:
With respect to the submitted documents of
incorporation, they are not
written in stone. Amendments can be filled at any time and may need to
be filled a couple of times to get wording that the Canada Revenue
Agency is willing to except as charitable.
The process is:
1) Incorporate as a non profit
2a) Submit application for charity status to Canadian Revue Agency
2b) Apply to the chapters committee to be recognized as an official chapter
3) If we wish to use ca.wikimedia.org
this would be the time when we
would get the domain I assume.
MD, CCFP-EM, B.Sc.
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