Residents Associations aspire to build community in all neighborhoods. They are generally volunteer organizations working in partnership with all resident neighbors, business owners, institutions and the District of Saanich to facilitate engagement, dialogue, information-sharing and community consultation on subject of mutual interest such as land use, planning proposals, community-building and issues affecting the well-being of all members of the community. These may include organizing community events, sponsoring election meetings, such community meetings and activities as appropriate.
Residents Association membership shall be open to all residents and owners/operators of businesses and other organizations within the association’s boundaries, without exception. Some associations may charge an annual membership fee to be a voting member in accordance with the requirements of their bylaws.
Residents Associations shall conduct an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year that shall be open to all members of he public, residents, owners/operators of businesses and other organizations. Voting membership is defined in each associations’ bylaws.
Community Associations shall be led by an executive team that shall include at least three elected members that may include the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer with such other positions as the association deems appropriate.