Notice to members: Court application regarding camp properties

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) has commenced an application in the Superior Court of Justice for an order that expressly authorizes GGC to sell camp properties owned by GGC in Ontario, if and when GGC Ontario determines any such sale to be appropriate. GGC Ontario has been engaged in a process involving significant analysis and consultation regarding GGC Ontario’s property ownership, and how best to continue to deliver meaningful outdoor experiences to its membership. As announced in June 2017, GGC Ontario has determined that by selling camps presently owned by GGC and using the net proceeds from such sales to provide outdoor experiences to members, GGC will be able to better focus on developing programming and new opportunities for girls rather than putting resources, both financial and volunteer hours, into property management and maintenance.

GGC has consulted with the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee, which has a role to protect charitable property in Ontario, in bringing this application. We anticipate the PGT will consent to the application. GGC is seeking a hearing date for the Court to hear the application in spring 2018 and will advise once a hearing date has been set. The Public Guardian and Trustee will be in attendance at the application and will provide the Court with any submissions in addition to GGC’s that are required to support the application.

Please contact Susan Birnie, Provincial Commissioner at provincial.commissioner@guidesontario.org for further information about the application.

21/02/2018 2:26:53 AM