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13105326 Canada Association/Riverview Rescues

1. Name
The association's name is 13105326 Canada Association (Herein after called Riverview Rescues)


2. Aims
To alleviate the suffering caused to dogs and cats from irresponsible ownership, owner surrenders, abuse, and neglect
in Canada and aim to reduce the social impact of abandoned and unsterilized animals in Canada.


3. Objectives
a. To represent and support the work of members of Riverview Rescues who act on a voluntary
basis to care and re-home unwanted, abandoned, stray, and ill- treated animals in Canada.
b. To promote a responsible attitude by members of the public towards the ownership and
welfare of animals.
c. To promote a sterilization campaign available at reduced rates for the local pet-owning
community in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area and to those of a lower income household.
Additionally, to actively encourage local councils to be more proactive in promoting the benefits
of sterilization in their communities.
d. To provide the pet-owning community of Ottawa and Ottawa Valley with help and support in
accessing affordable veterinary services where possible.
e. To raise awareness amongst the pet-owning community of the benefits of microchipping their
pets for identification purposes and the importance of updating these details
f. To advocate changes in the law in pursuance of the association’s purpose
g. To rehome abused, neglected or abandoned animals from Canada into safe, loving homes, in
Ontario.
h. To rehabilitate traumatized pets and provide safe loving foster environments in which they
can continue to develop and progress with a future view to permanent adoption.
i. To maintain campaigns via the media, internet, information leaflets, advertisements etc to
promote Riverview Rescues’ purpose.
j. To promote the work of and assist voluntary sector animal rescue groups and individuals in
their campaigns and rehoming intentions.

k. To circulate regular updates to members on Riverview Rescues activities and to organize
member conferences and gatherings to encourage a better understanding of current issues and
ongoing situations.


4. Powers
In order to carry out Riverview Rescues' intentions, the Group has the power to:
a. Raise funds, receive grants and donations;
b. Apply for funds to carry out the work of the ‘not-for-profit’ organization
c. Co-operate with and support other groups/charities with similar purposes
d. Network and build relationships with the private/public sector
e. Promote the association with a positive and professional image
f. Organize courses and events
g. Acquire and manage buildings and properties
h. Do anything that is lawful which will help it to fulfill its aims.
5. Management
a. The Group shall be administered by a Committee of directors and volunteers.
b. The Directors of the Committee shall be: the President, Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising
Coordinator/s, Foster coordinator/s, Social media Coordinator, & Transportation Coordinator.
c. The Committee shall meet at least 3 times a year.
d. The President Or Vice shall Chair all meetings of the Group.
e. Voting at Committee meetings shall be by show of hands. If there is a tied vote then the
President shall have a second vote.
f. The Committee may by a two-thirds majority vote, and for a good and proper reason, remove
any Committee member provided that person has the right to be heard before a final decision
is made.
g. The Committee may appoint another full member of the Group as Committee member to fill
a vacancy provided the maximum number is not exceeded.

6. Duties of the Officers
a. The duties of the President are to:
• chair meetings of the Committee and the Group
• represent the Group at functions/meetings that the Group has been invited to
• act as spokesperson for the Group when necessary.
• deal with correspondence
• Plan rescue intakes with owner surrenders or northern communities
• Find suitable homes for dogs and cats
• Overseas all actions made on behalf of the committee and rescue

b. The duties of the Vice President are to:
• chair meetings of the Committee and the Group in the absence of the Chair person
• assist the Chairperson
• act as spokesperson for the Group when necessary.
• Serve as Chairperson when a motion involving the Chairperson is being discussed
• Plan rescue intakes with owner surrenders or northern communities
• Find suitable homes for adoptive dogs

c. The duties of the Secretary are to:
• take and keep minutes of meetings
• prepare the agenda for meetings of the Committee and the Group in consultation with the
Chairperson
d. The duties of the Treasurer are to:

• supervise the financial affairs of the Group
• keep proper accounts that show all monies collected and paid out by the Group
•Provide an annual audit of accounts

e. The duties of the Fundraising Coordinator/s are to:
• Plan fundraising events to raise money for the rescue
• Involve public members in volunteering at fundraising events
• Network with local businesses to promote and raise money for the rescue
• Donate monies earned to the rescues bank account
f. The duties of the Foster Coordinator/s are to:
• Match incoming dogs with suitable foster families
• Ensure foster families have all supplies needed for successful caregiving
• Support foster families through training and the animal's needs and care plan
• Update and post information on available animals
• Engage with foster families
g. The duties of the Social Media Coordinator are to:
• Keep the rescue's social media up to date
• Post new and exciting posts to keep the public engaged
• Brainstorm new ideas and events to help raise money and awareness
h. The duties of the Transportation Coordinator are to:
• Plan and organize animal transports with volunteer drivers


7. Finance
a. Any money obtained by the rescue shall be used only for the rescue.
b. Any bank accounts opened for the rescue shall be in the name of the rescue.
c. Any cheques issued shall be signed by the president, vice-president or treasurer.

8. Annual General Meeting
a. The rescue shall hold an Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) in the month of September

b. The business of the A.G.M. shall include:

(i) Receiving a report from the President on the rescue’s activities over the year

(ii) Receiving a report from the Treasurer on the finances of the Group

(iii) Considering any other matter as may be decided.

9. Special General Meeting
A Special General Meeting may be called by the Committee or by any full members to discuss an urgent
matter. The Committee shall give all members fourteen days’ notice of any Special General Meeting
together with notice of the business to be discussed. All members shall be entitled to attend and vote.
Decisions will be made by a majority vote.

10. Alterations to the Constitution
Any changes to this Constitution must be agreed by at least two-thirds of those members present and
voting at any General Meeting.

11. Dissolution
In the event of dissolution, any assets remaining shall pay of the debt of the rescue and anything remaining be donated to a similar rescue. 

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