Proposed changes to our Rules/Constitution
Child Cancer Foundation is proposing changes to its Rules/Constitution to ensure they are compliant with legislative changes to the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022.
As you may be aware, new legislation has been put in place for incorporated societies, with the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and Incorporated Societies Regulations 2023 coming into force on 5 October 2023. This significantly changes the way incorporated societies are regulated in New Zealand.
To uphold our status as an incorporated society, Child Cancer Foundation needs to reregister under the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022. This requires us to update our Rules – which will be referred to as our ‘Constitution’ under the new Act – to ensure we are compliant with legislative changes under the new Act and meet the requirements of the re-registration process.
We have also taken the opportunity to make other changes to our Rules/Constitution in regards to improving our governance practices.
We are proposing amending our Rules/Constitution with:
- New legislative requirements under the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022
- Converting formal language into plain and understandable language
- Improvements to the flexibility of the Rules, including transferring a number of topics/sections that are better placed in the organisation’s Governance Policy Manual
- Incorporating bi-lingual terms
- Removing repetition to streamline and simplify the rules
These amendments will ensure our Rules/Constitution are an accurate reflection of how Child Cancer Foundation works towards our vision of walking alongside and supporting all children and their families on their cancer journey and advancing improvements to child cancer care.
Any Rules/Constitution changes passed at the 2023 Child Cancer Foundation AGM on Saturday 18 November will be filed with Charities Services, as is required under the Charities Act 2005, and MBIE as required for incorporated societies.
For more information on the proposed changes, please read our FAQs.
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