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College and University Retiree Associations of Canada
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- Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada
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College and University Retiree Associations of Canada / Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada (CURAC/ARUCC) is a not-for-profit federation of retiree organizations at colleges and universities across Canada.
The feasibility of organizing a national association of academic retirees’ associations in Canada was first explored at a meeting held during what were then called the “Learneds” at the University of Calgary in 1994. A task force was established which contacted the presidents of universities and colleges across Canada, asking them to distribute a questionnaire to any known retirees’ groups. The response was apparently encouraging. Although no formal organization was subsequently established, a small secretariat located at the University of Regina was set up to channel information of interest to Canadian retirees’ associations to the CAUT, which offered to publish such information in its Bulletin and which also established a web site for the new “virtual organization” CAERA (Canadian Association of Emeriti and Retired Academics).
A reorganization and revitalization of the national body was initiated at a conference held at the University of Toronto on 31 May 2002. The initial meeting of the steering committee was held 1 Jun. 2002, where preparations to establish an official body began. The Constitution and a motion to incorporate were passed at the Halifax Conference in 2003. CURAC was officially incorporated on 9 Feb. 2006
Functions, occupations and activities
The objectives of CURAC/ARUCC are: to coordinate activities that promote communication among member associations; to share information,
to provide mutual assistance, and; to speak publicly on issues of concern to the over fifteen thousand individual college and university retirees across Canada.
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CURAC/ARUCC became an incorporated entity under Part II of the Canada Corporation Act on February 9, 2006. Amendments to the By-laws passed at the 2010 Annual General Meeting were approved by the Minister of Industry of Canada as of November 10, 2010. After the Federal Government passed the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) in 2009 to replace Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, the Board of Directors decided to recommend to our members that we apply to have our registration continue under the NFP Act, and to create a new “By-law No. 1” to replace the old Constitution with one that complies with the NFP Act. The recommendation and the new By-law were unanimously approved by the voting Delegates on June 13, 2013, at the Annual General Meeting at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL. The resulting documents were sent sent to Industry Canada in July, 2013, and in August the association received its “Certificate of Continuation” from Ottawa (http://www.curac.ca/?page_id=46)
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Administrative history based on the "Our History" page as found on the CURAC website at http://www.curac.ca/?page_id=50 (Accessed 16 Aug. 2016).