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31st May 2016

Revised Membership Agreement

Following the continuance of the incorporation of Product Care Association of Canada in 2015 under the new federal Not for Profit Corporations Act, a new membership agreement was presented to members for acceptance in September 2015.

We are pleased to advise that all members have accepted the new agreement, however during that process some modifications were suggested.  Accordingly the PCA board has approved the following amendments to the PCA Membership Agreement.  The revised Membership Agreement is available for your review here. The revisions are indicated by “track changes” so that you are able to see where amendments have been made to the previous Agreement. A final version of the Membership Agreement without “tracked changes” is available here. The following is a summary of the amendments:

  • Sections 2.2 and 3.2-  wording has been added to reinforce the commitment of PCA to consult with members and to give as much notice as possible for any proposed amendments to the By-laws, Rules, Guidelines or Policies.
  • Section 6.2- PCA commits to use reasonable commercial efforts to consult with Members on any new plans or revisions to existing plans.
  • Section 8.2- the wording has been modified to clarify that Members may terminate their PCA Membership Agreement for all PCA programs in which they participate, or for select programs (one or more, but not necessarily all) provided the termination is made in accordance with PCA bylaws.

Starting May 31, 2016 PCA members will be requested to formally accept the amended Membership Agreement when logging onto the Member Registration and Reporting portal. Members requiring additional time to review the changes will have the option of deferring acceptance until Monday, August 1, 2016, at which time acceptance will be required of all members.

If you have any questions or comments about the revised Membership Agreement or acceptance process please contact Kevin Kim, kevin@productcare.org or 778.331.6976.

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