The Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals

Membership

Membership in CADTCP is open to all persons interested in the development of Drug Treatment Court programs and problem solving courts throughout Canada, who subscribe to the recognized principles of Drug Treatment Courts and Problem Solving Courts, the objectives of CADTCP and pay the applicable membership dues.

If you are interested in membership or would like more information please contact:

Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Courts
info@cadtc.org

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BY-LAW NO. 3

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF DRUG TREATMENT COURT PROFESSIONALS
(the “Corporation”)

Section 2.1 of By-law No. 2 of the Corporation is deleted and the following substituted therefor:

“SECTION 2 – MEMBERSHIP

2.1       Membership Conditions

Subject to the articles, there shall be four classes of members in the Corporation, namely, voting members, associate members, judicial members and life members.  Such members shall be interested in the development of Drug Treatment Court programs throughout Canada and subscribe to the recognized principles of Drug Treatment Courts and the objectives of the Corporation.  A copy of the paper “What is a Drug Treatment Court?” is set out in the annexed Schedule B.

The board of the Corporation may, by resolution, approve the admission of the members of the Corporation.  Members may also be admitted in such other manner as may be prescribed by the board by resolution.  The following conditions of membership shall apply:

Voting Members

  • voting membership shall be available only to persons who have applied and have been accepted for voting membership in the Corporation;
  • voting members shall be persons providing direct service to a Canadian Drug Treatment Court;
  • the term of membership of voting members shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation; and
  • as set out in the articles, the voting members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of members and each individual member shall have one (1) vote at each such meeting, except for meetings at which only members of another class are entitled to vote separately as a class.

Associate Members

  • associate membership shall be available only to persons who have applied and have been accepted for associate (non-voting) membership in the Corporation;
  • associate members shall be persons with interests specific to the work of Canadian Drug Treatment Courts but not providing direct service;
  • the term of membership of the associate members shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation; and
  • except as otherwise provided in the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the associate members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of members, but shall not be entitled to vote at all meetings of members.

Judicial Members

  • judicial membership shall be available only to persons who are members in good standing of a federal, provincial or territorial judiciary in Canada who have applied and have been accepted for judicial membership in the Corporation;
  • the term of membership of the judicial members shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation;
  • as set out in the articles, the judicial members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of members and each judicial member shall have one (1) vote at each such meeting, except for meetings at which only members of another class are entitled to vote separately as a class; and
  • judicial members shall not participate in any vote where a conflict of interest could arise and shall adhere to any policy the Corporation may adopt regarding judicial conflicts of interest.

Life Members

  • life membership shall be available only to persons who have applied and have been accepted for life membership in the Corporation;
  • the term of membership of life members shall be annual, subject to renewal in accordance with the policies of the Corporation; and
  • except as otherwise provided in the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, the life members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of members, but shall not be entitled to vote at all meetings of members.

Notwithstanding any other provisions contained in this section of the by-law, the members of each of the classes shall be entitled to vote separately as a class in respect of any proposed amendments to this section of the by-law if those amendments affect the membership rights and/or conditions set out above, or any fundamental change set out in Section 197(1) of the Act with the exception that no class shall have the right to vote as a class on matters set forth in Section 199(1)(a) or 199(1)(e) of the Act.

Pursuant to Section 197(1) of the Act, a special resolution of the members is required to make any amendment to this section of the by-law if those amendments affect membership rights and/or conditions described in Section 197(1)(e), (h), (l) or (m) of the Act.”

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