Victoria Free-Net Association
Constitution & Bylaws


Name - Purpose - Termination- Not-for-Profit - Unalterable


Interpretation - Membership - Fees - Meeting of Members - Proceedings at Annual General Meetings -
Directors and Officers - Proceedings of Directors - Duties of Officers - Committees of Director(s) -
Notice to Members - Seal - Borrowing Auditor - Miscellaneous


1. Name

1.0 The name of the society is the Victoria Free-Net Association.

2. Purpose

2.1 The purpose of the society are to:
  • (a) Address digital inclusion by establishing and operating a computerized and publicly accessible community networking system that supports all citizens in gaining the capacity to integrate the use of the Internet comfortably into their lives.
  • (b) Provide for the registration of accounts on the system to be provided at no cost at the discretion of management.
  • (c) Promote and allow the exchange of information with the local community, and to permit similar exchanges with other computer systems around the world.
  • (d) Establish and operate a community electronic information resource on Vancouver Island.
  • (e) Educate the public to use computer telecommunications to discover, view and retrieve information electronically.
  • (f) Provide electronic access to government and other not-for-profit agencies like universities and libraries.
  • (g) Promote and provide public access terminals to encourage the use of information resources.
  • (h) Encourage a wide range of users on the computerized information system.
  • (i) Promote an international network of similar services.

    3. Termination

    3.1 In the event of termination 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 promoting the same purposes as this society as may be determined by the members of the society at the time of winding up or dissolution and if effect cannot be given to the aforesaid provisions, then such funds shall be given or transferred to some other organization or organizations, provided however that such organization referred to in this paragraph shall be a registered charity recognized by Revenue Canada Taxation as being qualified as such under the provisions of the Income Tax Act of Canada from time to time in effect.

    4. Not-for-Profit

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

    5. Unalterable

    5.1 Paragraphs 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, of the constitution are unalterable in accordance with the Society Act.


    1. Interpretation

    2. Membership

    3. Fees

    4. Meeting of Members

    5. Proceedings at Annual General Meetings

    6. Directors and Officers

    7. Proceedings of Directors

    8. Duties of Officers

    9. Committees of Director(s)

    10. Notice to Members

    11. Seal

    12. Borrowing

    13. Auditor

    14. Miscellaneous

    Established September 14, 1995
    Revised at the AGM, May 28, 2013