CANADIAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE MEMBERS' SPECIAL MEETING: COMPIANCE WITH THE NEW NFP (NOT FOR PROFIT) ACT
August 14, 2014

Attn:  CATAAlliance members only

Re:  Special Members' Meeting re authorizing request to Corporations Canada for a Certificate of Continuance for CATAAlliance 

Dear members,

The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) establishes a new set of rules for federally incorporated not-for-profit corporations (e.g., CATAAlliance) in Canada. All not for profit organizations and charities in Canada are required to comply with the new legislation.

To make the transition to the NFP Act, a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation (e.g., CATAAlliance) needs to replace its letters patent, supplementary letters patent (if any) and by-laws with a Certificate of Continuance and new by-laws that comply with the NFP Act.

The Articles of Continuance are essentially the constitution of the corporation.

Your first step is to review the Notice of the Special Members' Meeting (on September, 30th, Ottawa) posted at:
http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Events_Calendar/cata_ec09301401.html

Our implementation team has worked with the law firm of Labarge Weinstein to complete required documents:

NFP Act Form 4031 – Articles of Continuance (transition);
NFP Act Form 4002 – Initial Registered Office Address and First Board of Directors;
Revised By-law No 2014-1;
NUANS Name Search Report
Proxy Vote Form


++ Action Required

Your second step is to please confirm your attendance at the Special Members' Meeting on September 30th in Ottawa by registering online at http://www.cata.ca/Cata_Members/continuance.aspx
or print out and sign the Proxy Vote Form re the required documents and mail to CATAAlliance, 207 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, K2P 2N2
or scan and email the signed Proxy Vote Form to cmalette@cata.ca.

For any questions contact John Reid at jreid@cata.ca.

Thank you for your assistance.

John Reid, CATA CEO
Paul Labarge, Partner, LW Labarge Weinstein