The Equine Foundation of Canada



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the members of THE EQUINE FOUNDATION OF CANADA (hereinafter called the “Corporation”), will be held at the Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham, Ontario on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at the hour of 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon or immediately upon the close of the Annual Meeting of members of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association at the same place and date, whichever is later, for the following purposes:

1. To receive and consider the Balance Sheets of the Corporation and the Statements of Profit and Loss and surpluses for the fiscal year ended December 31st, 2013 together with the Report of the Auditors thereon, copies of such financial statements are available from the Treasurer, Susan J. Nelson, 326 Dyke Road, Falmouth, Nova Scotia B0P 1L0 and shall also be available at the

2. To consider and, if deemed advisable, to pass, with or without variation, a special resolution or resolutions regarding the continuance of the Corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act [see reverse side of this Notice] pursuant to section 297 of that Act, a copy of:
a. that proposed special resolution including
b. Appendix A thereto, being Form 4031 - Articles of Continuance (transition), and
c. Appendix B thereto, being By-Law No. 1
accompanying and forming part of this Notice;

3. To elect the President and Directors;

4. To appoint the Public Accountant; and

5. To transact such further and other business as may be properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.

DATED the 12th day of March, 2014.

Eldon Bienert, President

Continuance of THE Equine Foundation of Canada
under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

To provide some background and explanation as to the need to “continue” the EFC
under the above mentioned Act:

♦ The Equine Foundation of Canada (“EFC”) was incorporated under Part II of the
Canada Corporations Act (the “old Act”).

♦ The old Act has been replaced by the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
(the “new Act”).

♦ Any corporation incorporated under the old Act (as the EFC was) must be
continued under the new Act or else it will be dissolved - cease to exist - and in
the case of the EFC, all its assets passed on to another registered charity.

♦ The deadline for this continuance is October 17th, 2014. Therefore, all required
actions by the members has to be done at the annual meeting of EFC in April so
an additional meeting of the members will not need to be called later.

♦ The special resolution of the members authorizing the continuance of the EFC
has two documents attached that are required to be approved as part of the
resolution - the first being the Articles of Continuance (transition) and the other
is the new By-Law.

♦ The Articles of Continuance is the document that legally "continues" the
existence of the EFC as a corporation under the new Act. It replaces the Letters
Patent which is the legal document that created the EFC as legal entity when it
was incorporated under the old Act.

♦ The new By-Law is required as under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations
Act a number of the provisions of the present By-Laws are mandated by or
stipulated in that new Act.

♦ In order to vote on the necessary documents, notice of the special resolution is
required to be included in the Notice of Annual Meeting on the reverse side of
this explanation.

♦Check for additional information on the EFC website:

Additional links:

Reference Table - correlating By-Law with Act & Regulations
Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
Regulations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act