We are a registered Non-profit, Charitable Aboriginal organization that practices a culturally appropriate approach to service delivery for Aboriginal Families and Communities.
Vision: The Healthy Development of Native Children and Families.
Mission: To provide a balanced wholistic spectrum of services to Aboriginal Children and Families.
< To identify the priority health and developmental needs of Aboriginal children and others who are at risk and then develop comprehensive, integrated, culturally sensitive programs that promote the health and social development of these children and their families.
< To develop an effective and coordinated range of prevention and early intervention programs for Aboriginal children and others who are at risk.
< To conduct educational workshops and develop training resources on child development, solvent abuse, and fetal alcohol syndrome, injury prevention, healthy babies and parenting skills.
< To conduct research into social issues and program effectiveness affecting Aboriginal children, families, and communities.
< To acquire lands, by purchase or otherwise, and erect a building or buildings for the Societies purposes.
< To sell, manage, lease, mortgage, dispose of or otherwise deal with the property of the Society.
< To enter into any arrangements and agreements with any government or authority that may seem conducive to the attainment of the Societies objectives.
To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and exercise of the powers of the Society
To do all such other things as are incidental and conducive to teh attainment of the objects and teh exercise of teh powers of the Society.
There shall be no fees or assessments for membership in the society
The membeship of the society shall consist of persons over the age of 18 years, residents of Alberta, who maintain and uphold the objects of the society. Member may be admitted by election of a majority of the membership at a regular meeting, or appointed by the Board of Directors of the society.
Expulsion / withdrawal
Any member may be expelled from the membership, for just cause as determined by the membership or Board of Directors, upon two thirds vote of all members in the Society in good standing by a special resolution. Any member wishing to withdraw from membership may do so in writing to the Executive body of the Board of Directors.
The society will maintain the right to borrow money, as determined by special resolution, from time to time where necessary. No member of the Society, Executive officers or appointed committee shall be liable on behalf of the Society.
General meetings will take place quarterly or annually as determined by the Executive Committee. Board or Executive committee meetings will be by mail, or telephone (1) one month in advance.
Notice of Board or Executive meetings shall be by telephone or writing 24 hours prior to meeting time.
Special meetings may be called upon notice in writing by any two members submitted t teh Chairman to call such meeting, stating the business to be brought before the meeting. Membership notice of such meetings will be in writing 21 days prior.
The Affairs of the society will be managed by a Board of Directors also known as the Executive Committee and shall consist of not less than (3) persons. The directors may from time to time fix the quorum necessary to transact business, and unless so fixed, the quorum shall be a simple majority o fthe directors in office.
Membership quorum shall consist of 1/3 one third of the eligible members in good standing.
The Board of Directors shall be constituted from members of the society, who meet the criteria established, and are elected or appointed by the membership at a specially called meeting for the sole purpose of electing and Executive body. (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Advisors). The majority of the Board shall, from time to time, appoint from membership to fill any vacancy when necessary.
Any director or officer upon a majority of vote of membership and/or Executive body may be removed from office for any cause deemed appropriate.
Each Director shall submit to a security check as determined by the Society
Unless authorized at any meeting and after notice for same shall have been given, no officer or member of the association shall receive remuneration for his/her fullfillment of regular duties. Expenses and reimbursements shall be granted for costs procured on behalf of the societies objects as determined by the Executive committee from time to time.
The Treasurer will provide regular financial reports to the membership and executive. The accounts of the society shall be audited annually by an appointed committee struck for the specific purposes or by an authorized accountant.
The society may procur a seal that will be maintained by the Executive for the purpose of conducting official business on behalf of the society. The Treasurer or designate shall have the custody of the seal as determined by the President
Any memeber in good standing shall have the right to vote at any meeting of the society. Such votes shall be in person and not by proxy or other means.
The bylaws may be rescinded, altered or added to by a "special resolution" at a duly called meeting specifically for that purpose.
Roberts Rules of Order shall be the method of procedure for all meetings associated with the society. Unless otherwise adopted by the majority.
The Secretary of teh society will maintain minutes of all Board and membership meetings and the minutes will be made available for all members prior to each meeting. The books and financial recordes will be maintained by the Treasurer and will make know the place and availability of such for inspection by members.
Incorporated 1994 in the Province of Alberta