Excerpt from the statutes of the Organization
The nature of the corporation
Dianova Canada Inc. is a non-profit corporation for its members (charity number: 123654188RR0001) constituted September 7th 1989, under the part II regime of the law on Canadian Corporations, with its charitable goals, training, and assistance. The corporation's head office is in Montreal, in the province of Quebec, at the address established by the administrators and designated to the annual declarations of the Corporation.
The Corporation acts through its representative bodies: the administrative counsel, the delegates, the member assembly and the representatives. These bodies represent the Corporation within the boundaries of the law, its rules of application, the patent letters or the rules of the Corporation.
An annual members general meeting must take place at least once every civil year, no more than fifteen months after the last annual assembly, and in the six months following the end of the fiscal year. During these assemblies, the members meet to receive and assess the financial situation of the Corporation and auditors report, elect the administrators, nominate one or more auditors as well as take notice of and make decisions on all other affairs included in the mandate of the general assembly as prescribed by law.
Liquidation or dissolution
It is expressly foreseen, in case of dissolution or liquidation of the Corporation, that all assets that are left after payment of debts and obligations will be distributed to one or many charitable organisations registered in Canada, which pursues objectives similar to those of the Corporation. No part of the relinquished assets can be distributed to any member unless this member is a registered charitable organisation registered in Canada.
Since it has been implemented in 1989, Dianova has been helping thousands of people in Canada, through programs primarily offered to people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse.
Our resource provides residential treatment services to people originating mostly from Quebec, half of whom coming from Montreal city and 90% from the Montreal Metropolitan Community, also named Greater Montreal. Half of Dianova programs residents are considered homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
In order to meet the needs and expectancies of those people, Dianova provides additional services to homeless people or at-risk of homelessness through housing with community support and it is now developing a Quebec Bill of Rights to ensure specific development in this prospect.
Dianova Quebec is incorporated since January 11 2008, under the Law on Quebec Companies, Part III (L.R.Q., chap. C-38, art. 218).