Chapters Committee/Resolutions/Approval of Wikimedia Canada - April 2011

Chapters Committee Advice



Wiki Canada has requested to be recognized as a chapter under the name Wikimedia Canada, the Bylaws have been reviewed by the Chapters Committee, and the group of participants in the candidate chapter seems viable:

The Chapters Committee hereby advises that the Board of Trustees recognize the existing organisation Wiki Canada, founded on 10 November 2010, as a Wikimedia Chapter under the name Wikimedia Canada and grant it interim permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks pending the signing of a Chapters Agreement.

Proposed Board Resolution


In accordance with the recommendation of the Chapters Committee, confirming that the structure and bylaws of Wiki Canada comply with the current requirements and guidelines for future chapters, it is hereby resolved that:

The Board of Trustees recognizes Wiki Canada as a Wikimedia Chapter, under the name Wikimedia Canada, and grants it permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks, pending signature of a Chapters Agreement. This provisional recognition and permission will expire in one year unless a Chapters Agreement is signed, at which point recognition and trademark use will be governed by the terms of the Agreement for as long as it is in force. The provisional period may be extended at the discretion of the Foundation's Executive Director.


  Resolution passed with 5 votes in favor, 0 votes against, 2 abstentions, 3 votes not cast on 20 April 2011.