By-laws

The Old Sod Folk Music Society of Ottawa was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1986. Our operating by-laws were enacted in early 1987. We are currently governed by the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA), 1990. However, the Ontario government has passed legislation so that not-for-profits and charities will be governed by a new act, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). ONCA will be proclaimed and take effect on October 19, 2021. In preparation for this change in legislation, the Board has reviewed ONCA, and updated the by-laws accordingly. Please see below for a link to the revised by-laws (version date 12 August 2021).

We will present the by-laws at our Annual General Meeting on 18 September 2021 and will ask for the voting Members’ approval at that time.

Julie Bishop, President, and Catherine Burns, Treasurer; August 2021