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Community Energy Co-operative Canada Membership Agreement


This agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of an individual who has requested a Co-operative membership and the Co-operative obligations to those members. Membership to the CECC is free of charge.

To apply for membership, please complete this form and submit

Rights as a member of the co-operative  

As a member of the co-operative I am entitled to:  

  • Have one vote at general and other co-op meetings and receive proper notice of meetings  

  • Serve on a committee or run for a position on the board of directors  

  • Participate in the operations and governance of the co-operative   

  • Raise concerns or issues I identify with the co-operative  

  • Receive information about the co-operative’s financial status and other important processes or decisions (e.g. resolutions).  

Responsibilities as a member of the co-operative  

As a member of the co-operative I have a responsibility to:  

  • Learn more about the co-operative’s operations and organizational capacity    

  • Support the mission, vision, and goals of the co-operative  

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the co-operative set out in the articles, by-laws and other organizational documents created by the board  

  • Participate in the governance of the co-operative through attendance of general meetings, voting on decisions, asking questions, and participating on boards and committees  

  • Support the co-operative’s operations by using its services or contributing to the delivery of services  

Obligations of the co-operative to members  

As a member of the co-operative, I understand that the co-operative is obligated to:  

  • Provide notice of meetings and information on ways that I can participate in the co-operatives governance  

  • Maintain a transparent and efficient system of decision-making that is inclusive of the membership and supportive of the mission and vision of the co-operative  

  • Conduct business, through the board or staff, that is in the best interest of the co-operative and its members  

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