9.01 Method of Giving Notices

Subject to sections 4.05 and 6.03, any notice to be given (which term includes sent, delivered or served) pursuant to the Act, the Articles, the By-laws or otherwise to a Member, Director, Officer, member of a committee of the Board, or the public accountant shall be sufficiently given:

(a) if delivered personally to the person to whom it is to be given or if delivered to such person’s address as shown in the records of the Federation or in the case of notice to a Director to the latest address as shown in the last notice that was filed by the Federation in accordance with the Act and received by Corporations Canada; or

(a) if mailed to such person at such person’s recorded address by prepaid ordinary or air mail; or

(b) if sent to such person by telephonic, electronic or other communication facility at such person’s recorded address for that purpose; or

(c) if provided in the form of an electronic document in accordance with the Act.

A notice so delivered shall be deemed to have been given when it is delivered personally or to the recorded address as aforesaid; a notice so mailed shall be deemed to have been given when deposited in a post office or public letter box; and a notice so sent by any means of transmitted or recorded communication shall be deemed to have been given when dispatched or delivered to the appropriate communication company or agency or its representative for dispatch. The Honorary Secretary may change or cause to be changed the recorded address of any Member, Director, Officer, public accountant, or member of a committee of the Board in accordance with any information believed by the Honorary Secretary to be reliable. The declaration by the Honorary Secretary that notice has been given pursuant to this By-law shall be sufficient and conclusive evidence of the giving of such notice. The signature of any Director or Officer of the Federation to any notice or other document to be given by the Federation may be written, stamped, type-written or printed or partly written, stamped, type-written or printed.

9.02 Computation of Time

Where a given number of days’ notice or notice extending over a period is required to be given under the By-laws, the day of service, posting or other delivery of the notice shall not, unless it is otherwise provided, be counted in such number of days or other period.

9.03 Undelivered Notices

If any notice given to a Member is returned on two consecutive occasions because such Member cannot be found, the Federation shall not be required to give any further notices to such Member until such Member informs the Federation in writing of his or her new address.

9.04 Omissions and Errors

The accidental omission to give any notice to any Member, Director, Officer, member of a committee of the Board or public accountant, or the non-receipt of any notice by any such person where the Federation has provided notice in accordance with the By-law or any error in any notice not affecting its substance shall not invalidate any action taken at any meeting to which the notice pertained or otherwise founded on such notice.

9.05 Waiver of Notice

Any Member, Director, Officer, member of a committee of the Board or public accountant may waive or abridge the time for any notice required to be given to such person, and such waiver or abridgement, whether given before or after the meeting or other event of which notice is required to be given shall cure any default in the giving or in the time of such notice, as the case may be. Any such waiver or abridgement shall be in writing except a waiver of notice of a meeting of Members or of the Board or of a committee of the Board, which may be given in any manner.