Become a Member

The LGAC invites former residents and supporters of London House and William Goodenough House at Goodenough College, as well as academic visitors who have lived in the Goodenough Club on research and sabbatical programs to become members of the LGAC.

Membership brings an invitation to attend our social events, a semi-annual Newsletter, and the opportunity to participate in, and help organize, other LGAC activities ranging from fundraising to scholarships to database management.

LGAC memberships cost $45, and the LGAC issues a tax receipt which will reduce your after tax cost. You may also wish to designate a specific donation for the Scholarship Fund.

To join, download the LGAC Membership & Donations Form and send a cheque for $45 or more to:

London Goodenough Association of Canada
P.O. Box 5896, Station A
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5W 1P3

Other Member Information

Membership FAQ 1
Contacting LGAC Members 2
Proposed Articles of Continuance and Bylaws of the LGAC 3

Q: How do I join the LGAC? What does it cost? What do I get?
A: The LGAC welcomes new members or former members whose membership has not been renewed because of address changes. LGAC memberships cost $45 per year for an individual or family. A tax receipt is provided. Please download the LGAC Membership & Donations Form. In addition to attending our social events, members receive our spring and fall Newsletters.

Q: I am interested in making a donation to for the Scholarship Program. Is there a Scholarship Fund?
A: Yes, there is a Scholarship Fund that receives all designated Scholarship donations from individuals and corporate donors. Many LGAC members make a Scholarship Fund donation in addition to their regular membership dues.

Q: I understand that there is an attractive plan under the Income Tax Act for donating stocks. How does this work?
A: Yes there is such a plan. Please download HERE.

Q: Can I pay my membership fees online? Can I make a donation to the LGAC online?
A: Yes. You can safely make a payment online through Canada Helps, an online fundraising service for Canadian charity organizations.

Q: Can I submit or update my address, email, and personal information online?
A: Yes. You can do so by simply filling out this form: “Address Change Form”.

Q: How can I include the LGAC in my will?
A: Estate planning is one way of ensuring that your legacy will benefit others in the future. The LGAC has been the fortunate recipient of past bequests that have made a real difference in our ability to fund the Scholarship Program, as well as a variety of special projects. If it were your wish, the LGAC would be pleased to accept such donations. If you would like to talk to someone concerning how your wishes could be carried out, please contact the Chair of the LGAC.

Q: What are the guidelines or other requirements for donations of securities to the LGAC?
A: Please email the LGAC (admin@lgac.ca) for details.

If you are trying to contact a person whom you believe is a LGAC member, please email us (admin@lgac.ca) with the name of the person you wish to contact and your own address. The LGAC will provide this information to the designated person (assuming that the LGAC has a contact address itself). The designated person will then be able to contact you. If the LGAC does not have a contact address, we will advise you.

See Proposed Articles

At the June 19, 2013 Annual General and Special Meeting, members will be asked to approve two documents to satisfy the requirements of the new Not-For-Profit Corporations (NFPC) Act. Both documents may be reviewed in full by downloading here.

1. Form 4031: Articles of Continuance (transition)

This document provides for a continuance of the basic corporate structure of the LGAC. We would draw you attention to two main points:

(a) Clause 6 (see schedule A) describes the LGAC’s corporate purposes (previously called ‘objects’) which delineates the activities the corporation is permitted to undertake and, in particular, how the LGAC may disburse its funds. The original purpose of the LGAC’s predecessor, the LHAC established in 1951, was to provide grants to Goodenough College for capital . In 1993, the purposes were expanded to permit the LGAC to provide grants to the College for the Scholarship Program and also to undertake alumni activities. In 2011, the AGM passed a by-law to add as purposes the ability of the LGAC to find bursaries at the College and to support the College’s activities and programs. These changes were delayed and have not yet come into effect, but will be effective once the new documents are approved.

(b) In clause 9, the LGAC provides that, in the event of dissolution of the corporation, any assets remaining after payment of the LGAC’s debts will be distributed to Her Majesty in Right of Canada (i.e., the Government of Canada). While no one expects this to happen, we presume that the Board would gift any net assets to another party, e.g., Goodenough College, so that any remaining assets would be negligible.

2. Revised By-laws

The second document is a new and revised set of by-laws for the LGAC which incorporate the new provisions of the NFPC Act and update the by-laws to reflect our current practices. Three changes are described below:

(a) The previous by-laws provided for the possibility of Provincial Committees. This section has been deleted, since the LGAC decided in the early 1990s to have one national Board, rather that a more decentralized structure.

(b) The second change is to delete the ‘London Committee’ which fell into disuse in the 1980s. The London Committee’s original purpose from 1951 was to provide a mechanism to monitor the disbursement of funds to the College to ensure that the funds were utilized as directed by the LHAC and conformed to the LHAC’s permitted objects. With the relative ease of air travel and communications the monitoring function is much more easily performed by the Board itself. The by-laws will replace the London Committee by adding the monitoring function to the role of the Board (see the section Role of Directors in the new by-laws).

(c) The by-laws also provide a more precise definition of who is a member of the corporation and, therefore, entitled to receive notices of meetings of members and to vote. The updated definition reflects what is, in effect, the LGAC’s current practice and reflects our objective to have a definition that is both broad and practical. The proposed by-laws define member as follows:
“Members of the Corporation shall include alumni of Goodenough College or a supporter of the Corporation who is either a Canadian citizen or Canadian resident. Members shall exclude such persons for whom the Corporation does not have current contact information.”

The LGAC has written the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency to ensure that the proposed additions to the LGAC’s purposes and the replacement of the London Committee the addition of the monitoring function to the role of directors satisfy their requirements for the LGAC to maintain its status as a charity.