SOCIETY ACT

CONSTITUTION

1. The name of the Association is Pacific DAWN: Pacific DisAbled Women's Network hereinafter referred to as the Association

2. PURPOSES

The purposes of the Society are:

a)to provide support, information, and resources to women with disabilities in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory;

b)to establish and maintain a network of communications between and among disabled and non disabled women in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory;

c)to educate and raise the .awareness of women with disabilities, all organizations dealing with issues affecting persons with disabilities and all organizations dealing with issues affecting women to ensure that equal access to all goods and services is provided;

d)to reach out and remain sensitive to the unique needs of all women with disabilities including aboriginal women, black women, south Asian women, Asian women and other members of linguistic and ethnic minorities, including French-Canadian women and immigrant women, women in institutions, lesbians, transgendered women, young women,, seniors, single parents, and others in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory;

e)to provide role models for disabled girls and to encourage and support them as they develop into mature and independent women;

f)to be a feminist, pro-choice voice of women with disabilities in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.

g)to promote research on all issues affecting women with disabilities in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory;

h)to educate and raise awareness of the general public regarding the needs and concerns of women with disabilities in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory; and,

i)to work in cooperation, whenever possible, with others who share our concerns for equality and social justice in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory..

3.WINDING UP

In the event of winding up or dissolution of the Society, funds and assets of the Society remaining after the satisfaction of its debts and liabilities, shall be given or transferred to such organization or organizations concerned with social problems or organizations promoting the same purposes of this Society as may be determined by the members of the Society at the time of winding up or dissolution. If effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provisions, then such funds shall be given or transferred to some other organizations, providing however that any such organization referred to in this paragraph shall be a registered charity recognized by the Department of National Revenue, Taxation, as qualified as such under the provisions of the Income Tax Act of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory from time to time in effect.

4. NON-PROFIT

The purpose of the Society shall be carried out without purposes of gain for its members and any profits or other accretions to the Society shall be used for promoting its purposes.

5. ALTERABILITY

Paragraphs 3,4 and 5 of the constitution are unalterable.



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