Thought I would send out a up date for those who have not seen the meta
page. We have submitted the documents of incorporation ( as was the purpose
of the steering committee ). Have not heard back from the Federal government
yet and this could take another month or two. Was down in San Fransisco 1-2
weeks ago and met with people from Wikimedia. They look forwards to having
us on board.
To be clear the steering committee was only to deal with the legal process
of incorporation and charity application. With respect to project ( ie. what
do we plan to do ) discussion has been taking place here
been ongoing for some time. More comments and involvement is welcome.
While we have ideas regarding what we wish to accomplish we still need to
figure out how to best accomplish them. Different people of course having
different interests. One of my top interests is increases Wikimedia
project's visibility in the academic environment. A number of us have a
paper in publication encouraging physicians to contribute to Wikimedia.
Once incorporated there may be potential to submit proposals for funding for
projects from Wikimedia Inc. Currently Wiki Canada has no resources other
than the volunteer efforts of those among us. Once we get a chapters
agreement signed we will than be able to us Wikipedia Canada in our
Anyway as with anything bureaucratic things go slow. We plan to have a
conference call in January.
MD, CCFP-EM, B.Sc.