Purposes and Objectives

The Allocation Process is aligned with the Society constitution purposes and guiding principles. The commitment of funds and services is for the improvement of amateur sport facilities and sporting activities for the citizens of Kamloops and the surrounding area. This is achieved through the provision of funds and services including the purchase of land, building(s) and equipment and the support of training, education and research pertaining to amateur sport. The Society is also committed to promote amateur and junior hockey in and around the City of Kamloops.

Capital and ongoing funding is protected within the scope of decisions regarding annual funding allocations. The Society recognizes both financial and organizational support as valuable use of the Legacy Fund. Wherever possible, financial support is accompanied by efforts to build the capacity and effectiveness of amateur sport organizations. This is accomplished by strengthening organizational capacity, leadership development and volunteer support.

Organizational capacity is based on a sound governance foundation, the strength of leadership planning and appropriate succession strategies for organization membership and direction. This may be accomplished by board development training, customized training workshops and organization management.

Leadership development is key to membership sustainability as well as being directed to the coaches and officials essential for the success of the organization.

Community based volunteer support and cooperative efforts to sustain this much-needed resource are critical for the numerous events held annually in the City and Region. This can be accomplished by encouraging people to volunteer, increasing the capacity of organizations to attract new volunteers, enhancing the experience and recognizing the service.

Historically, volunteers are attracted to strong organizations and the ”new” volunteer is looking for meaningful engagements that are project-based and time specific. The challenges are limited time for planning, lack of new perspectives on Boards and financial sustainability. The goal is to inspire and build leadership in the sport volunteer sector.

Proceeds from the Legacy Fund are not intended to replace existing sources of income for sport organizations. Leverage of Society funds and matching of grants extends the capacity of the Fund.

The Society does not have charitable status as required by the Federal Income Tax Act and as such can not provide tax receipts for contributions. As a non-profit organization (NPO) it is exempt from income tax under the ITA. Charitable status will be revisited once proposed policy changes concerning sports activities by registered or applicant charities are redefined by the Charities Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Public consultation was completed in June 2008.

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