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About this unincorporated club rules and constitution template
This is a constitution or set of rules to regulate your management of any straight forward club, society, association or other organisation that is not a registered company.
You can use it to manage a charity - remember to register it with the Canada Revenue Agency.
If your organisation will make a profit, that money will of course be subject to tax.
Use it for any group interest. Examples are:
- sports club
- collectors' club
- enthusiast club (like a bird-watching society)
- amateur dramatic or music society
- an intellectual pursuit
- a political organisation
The law relating to club rules and constitutions
Whether your club is new or has existed for years, most simply, it will be an unincorporated association regulated by a document like this one.
Remember that if you make a profit, it will be taxable!
Template features and contents
Of course you want to be sure that the document covers everything you need - but no more.
This is a simple but comprehensive version in plain English.
The document includes the following sections:
- Main objective
- Subscriptions, resignation, suspension and expulsion
- Management of the association
- Powers of the committee - what are they and who decides
- Quorum at meetings
- Voting at meetings
- How and when the rules can and will be amended
- Provisions for dissolution
- Explanatory notes and guidance