Governing documents

These are the documents that formally establish an organization and govern its operations. Some examples of governing documents are :

  • letters patent
  • certificate of incorporation
  • memorandum or articles of association
  • constitution
  • trust documents
  • bylaws
  • written copies of minutes of directors’ meetings
  • written copies of minutes of annual general meetings of members
  • annual reports to government and any other regulatory agencies (for example, a T3010 filing or audited financial statements)


Managing an Organization



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