The following is a list of all ACA policies and codes. Policies and codes are often developed by the Governance Committee for membership approval.
Under Section 1.03 of the Association's Bylaw, the Board of Directors "may prescribe by resolution such policies, rules and procedures not inconsistent with the bylaws relating to the management and operation of the Corporation and other matters provided for in this bylaw as they may deem expedient."
Working within the framework provided by the Canada Non-Profit Corporations Act, the Association’s letters patent and Section 1.03, the Board creates policies to provide direction on specific operational issues encountered by the Association that are not addressed in other foundational documents. Please note that some specific practices and processes are often captured in the operations guides of the Association’s committees and task forces rather than within policies affecting the entire Association.
The Governance Committee reviews policies on a continuing basis to ensure that they remain consistent and relevant to the Association’s current operations. Policies are written in a consistent format according to a standard template and are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.
To promote transparency and openness in the Association’s governance, all approved Association policies are presented on this page for members to examine. Please contact the chair of the Governance Committee or the ACA Office if you have any questions or concerns about the Association’s policies, rules, and procedures.
- Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
- Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: Response Protocol
- Volunteer Code
- Absentee Voting Policy
- Advocacy Policy
- Brand Policy
- Communications Policy
- Conference Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Environment Policy
- Financial Management Policy
- Human Resources Policy
- Membership Policy
- Naming Policy
- Nominations & Elections Policy
- Professional Learning Policy
- Records and Archives Policy
- Reserve Fund Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Sponsorship Policy
- Travel and Accommodation Policy