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BTC By-law Changes and Policies on Nominations and Elections

Extract from Bruce Trail Magazine, Summer 2017: Governance Update

We know reading about governance on the BTC Board of Directors isn't everyone's idea of a real "page turner" but we wanted to share some proposals with you. Before we do, perhaps some context would be helpful.

As you know, government legislation concerning endangered species, the Greenbelt and the protection of biospheres impacts the BTC like never before. We know people are an essential part of biodiversity. Together our work has strengthened access to, and the protection of, the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere. We have been doing this for a half-century. Meanwhile, population growth and urbanization in Southern Ontario are accelerating. Our mission, values and strategies are as important now as they have ever been.
At the same time, government regulation for not-for-profit organizations continues to evolve. 

It's in the backdrop of these challenges that the BTC's Board of Directors approved changes to its by-laws on February 4, 2017 as part of a two-year review of our governance, in an effort to strengthen our Board, to ensure our own regulatory compliance and to grow our fundraising to preserve more of the Bruce Trail.

...In a nutshell these proposed changes codify a nominations and an elections process for all BTC Members wishing to serve on the Board of Directors while reserving nine of the nineteen seats on the Board, one for each Club. These proposed by-law changes are subject to the Membership's approval at the BTC's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 23, 2017.


Read the Full Article here >
(.pdf, 126.1 KB)

Review By-laws and Policies on Nominations & Elections here >


Should you have any questions please contact Rob Graham by email at


Anjlee Patel, BTC Board Director
Rob Graham, BTC Board Director