Notice to the SOAR Membership of Proposed Amendments to SOAR By Law No 1

NOTICE is hereby given to the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators' (S.O.A.R.) membership of proposed amendments to the SOAR By Law No 1.

This ten day notice is given pursuant to s. 63 of SOAR By Law No 1 ahead of SOAR's  Annual General Meeting on December 12, 2023, at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto commencing at 5:10pm.

Amendments to SOAR's By Law are being proposed to bring SOAR into compliance with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “ONCA”).  

Highlights of new provisions and changes:
• Membership conditions and criteria are largely the same, with a few adjustments:
Amendment of language with respect to individuals performing adjudicative or
regulatory functions under federal law – applies where the federal tribunal is
domiciled in Ontario
• Process prescribed by ONCA for transfer between classes, discipline and
termination of members
• Member proxies for voting
• Board of Directors standing committees remain the same; some changes
regarding Executive Committee; “bucket clause” added for each committee
• Distribution of assets upon dissolution as required by ONCA; SOAR has
appointed the Law Foundation of Ontario as our beneficiary;
• Amendments to By-Laws may be passed by special resolution approved by
members in good standing

You may review the proposed changes to the By Law and all the SOAR AGM materials below.