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Screen shot 2014-01-26 at 2.13.29 PMToronto, September 18, 19 and 20, 2015

Once again the CFAC will be hosting a Folklore Canada -CIOFF conference. The highlight of this conference will discussing and adopting new Bylaws to Develop the interest of the youth towards intangible cultural heritage on a local, provincial, national, and international level

We will be discussing the following new National ByLaws:

National Bylaws of the CFAC – FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum

Toronto CITY HALL , 100 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON Canada. 

  1. Name

The name of the group is FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum

  1. Headquarters

Our Headquarters are located in Quebec, Canada. It is to note that the address can change accordingly to the will of the Youth Council. The group is a branch of Folklore Canada International .

  1. Objectives

FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum shares the same general goals as Folklore Canada International, which will be presented in Annex I:

The objectives of FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum go as following:

  1. Develop the interest of the youth towards intangible cultural heritage on a local, provincial, national, and international level.
  2. Prepare the youth for future roles of provincial, national, and international organizers and administrators in the organizations of SPEQ, FCI and CIOFF.
  3. Expand the expertise of the youth in the domain of intangible cultural heritage and its transmission.
  4. Support projects adopted by FCI and CIOFF Youth Council.

 

  1. Fiscal year

The fiscal year of the organization ends on March 30th in accordance to Folklore Canada International, unless the FCI council indicates otherwise.

  1. Members

5.1 To participate in the meetings of FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum, candidates must be between the ages of 15 to 28 and be recommended by an official written approval by the Canadian national section or the provincial division.

To be elected to the Youth Council, candidates must be of at least 18 years old

Each youth is part of Folklore Canada International, which is the Canadian section of CIOFF as well as the Canadian community, and must at all time keep in mind the main objectives of the group.

5.2 Individuals can attend the meetings as observers under the category of friendly members. Friendly members must be between 29 and 35 years old and be recommended by an official written approval by the Youth Council and the Canadian national section.

Friendly members cannot be elected to the Youth Council.

Friendly members are part of Folklore Canada International, which is the Canadian section of CIOFF as well as the Canadian community, and must at all time keep in mind the main objectives of the group.

  1. Youth council

The annual aims and the program of the organization are managed by a council of fifteen (15) administrators (5 members of the executive committee and 10 provincial delegates) of which eight (8) make up a quorum[1].

The administrators are elected for two (2) years by the members of the yearly general assembly. The election process goes as following[2]:

  1. One (1) representative per province is assigned by their provincial association or nominated by the Youth Council, and approved by the FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum;
  2. One (1) President is elected amongst the FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum;
  3. One (1) Vice-President is elected amongst FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum;
  4. One (1) Secretary is elected amongst the FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum;
  5. One (1) Director of communications is elected amongst the FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum;
  6. One (1) Treasurer is elected amongst FCI-CIOFF-CANADA Youth Forum.