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CAIDP Governance

CAIDP was incorporated as the Canadian Association of International Development Consultants (CAIDC) through Letters Patent dated February 10, 1993 issued by the Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. The Association had 13 Director-Founders  and was created with four objectives: 

  • To foster excellence in international development consulting;
  • To promote the collective professional interests of international development consultants;
  • To provide a forum in which members can exchange professional information and engage in professional development; and
  • To carry on such other activities as are incidental and conducive to the foregoing objects and not inconsistent therewith.
In 2012, the Canadian legislation covering not-for-profit corporations was revised, and the Association was required to update its bylaws and to authorize the Directors through a special resolution passed by two thirds of the members to apply for a Certificate of Continuance under the provisions of the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. In addition to this requirement, the Board presented a proposal to the Members for a name change, replacing Consultants (CAIDC) by Professionals (CAIDP). 
Both resolutions passed handily at the Annual and Special Meeting of the Members on November 6, 2012.  As of November 28, 2012, the Association operates under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act with its new name, the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and has new bylaws:

Board Members role and responsibilities

The CAIDP Corporate Binder is designed to help new Board Members understand their role and responsibilities and the legal world in which they will operate as directors of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP). It brings together corporate information in an easily accessible form and contains:

  • A guide to all the important documents that the Board needs to have at its fingertips
  • A Calendar of key dates
  • A list of key contacts
  • Key CAIDP Policies 
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Board, the President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Committees

For information on the use of the CAIDP name and logos, please click here (need to log in).