Legal and Financial Information
Trout Unlimited Canada is a federally registered Canadian not for profit corporation, created by Letters Patent issued by the Canadian government on December 18, 1972 under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act. The original application for Letters Patent stated that the objects of the corporation were "to preserve, protect and enhance the cold water fisheries of Canada". Since 1972, everything that Trout Unlimited has done has been directly or indirectly aimed at achieving those objects
The French version of the name of the corporation was changed in 2008 from the original "Truite Atout Du Canada" to "Truite Illimitée Canada".
As a Canadian registered charity, the national office of Trout Unlimited Canada is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to issue official tax receipts to its financial supporters in accordance with the rules policies set by the Canada Revenue Agency.
As a legal corporation, Trout Unlimited Canada operates in the manner set out in its bylaws. Bylaw number 4 sets out how the organization is governed. Bylaw number 3 changed the French version of the name of the corporation. Bylaws 1 and 2 are no longer in effect.
Under Bylaw number 4, Trout Unlimited Canada is governed by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by majority vote at the annual general meeting of the members of the organization. Day to day administration of the organization is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer and staff.