Your own Uplift Time Bank Account: earn time credits for participating!
Invitations and access to events, workshops, classes, tours, retreats, meetings, and celebrations
The right to vote on major decisions and projects of the co-op
Become a part of committee or working group member
Access to the member’s website
Opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial supports
Canadian experience and employment referrals (for reliable members)
Volunteer appreciation for helping to make St James Town stronger, healthier and safer for all residents
To be reliable, responsible and respectful of everyone’s human rights
Agree to the mission, values, policies and constitution of the co-op, and abide by the code of conduct
Participate in the democratic process with respect and to further the goals and objectives of the co-op.
The membership council is the body that governs the co-op’s mandate, direction, actions, policies and procedures. General meetings will be held with advance notice several times a year and notice of motions and new projects etc. will be sent in advance according to bylaws.
The board is empowered by the council to hold fiduciary duty and liabilities and carry out the legal requirements of the co-operative and direct the conduct of fulfilling strategic plans, projects and programs
Committees and working groups are delegated responsibility to carry out activities and tasks as agreed.
Members are required invest and contribute time and/or resources/talents to build and sustain the co-op for on-going mutual benefit, within their capacity.
Be responsible to your commitments and ensure that if needed, due to circumstance, your duties in running the co-op are passed on or carried out by others.
Attend working group and committee meetings, by Skype if necessary. If it not possible to attend, read and respond to motions/decisions within the timelines given, online. Failure to respond/vote will be taken as agreement.
Ensure that objections to proposals or motions are well-founded and amendments or alternative ideas are presented. Otherwise, you may abstain.
3 incidents of violating the co-ops code of conduct or the law of the land will result in suspension or withdrawal of membership. If available fees/dividends owing will be reimbursed or paid, if no financial or physical harm has been caused.
The membership committee reserves the right the right to keep confidential specific or personal details of violations leading to suspension, withdrawal and/or termination of employment, in accordance with provincial law.
Summary financial statements/ board minutes will be posted within the month they pertain to and full detailed records available upon request