How does our group become ratified?

You must apply for ratification each year even if you are a returning club. The application form is available online. The hard copy of the application form is available for print here or you can also pick-up an application form from any SA Front Office.

 

What is the deadline for ratification?

Ratification begins each year on September 1st, and closes on March 1st of each academic year. Approved ratification for a club will last until April 30th. No applications will be accepted between March 1st and April 30th.

 

Important Dates:

  • Fall 2016 club applications open: September 1, 2016
  • Fall 2016 club applications close: November 1, 2016
  • Winter 2017 applications open: January 9, 2017
  • Winter 2017 applications close: March 3, 2017
  • Club expiration for 2016-2017: April 30, 2017

 

How many members does a group need to have to be eligible for ratification?

To be eligible for ratification, a group must have at least 3 club executives and 10 members. The executives are included in the total membership.

 

What is a club member?

A member is defined as any student currently enrolled at George Brown College.

 

What are the benefits of being ratified?

By being ratified, you can use our clubs services which include:

  • Club Funding (Bronze: $600 per year; Silver: $1000 per year; Gold: $1600 per year)
  • Free booking spaces at George Brown
  • Membership development
  • Free photocopying and printing
  • Assistance with organizing events, budgeting, and constitution consultation
  • Promotional services
  • Skills training sessions
  • Event insurance
  • Use of Popcorn Machine

How does our club apply for funding?

Application forms for all types of funding are available at one of our front offices or for download during the beginning of the school year. Each application must include:

  • Executive list with a minimum of 3 executives
  • Membership list with at least 10 members
  • 2 signing officers
  • Budget template
  • Constitution
  • Events and Meeting Schedule

 

Does our club need a bank account, or can you just write me a cheque?

The Student Association controls  funding for all clubs. Clubs must submit a cheque request to the Clubs & Student Involvement Coordinator. A cheque request takes on average 10-15 business days to be processed.

Funds will be reimbursed to club Executive Members in the form of a cheque upon completion and approval of all required documentation including receipts.

 

What is the difference between the tiered funding?

All clubs begin at Bronze Status. Clubs must operate for at least one-year and must meet all requirements of their current status before being promoted to the next tier.

 

LEVEL DESCRIPTION
BRONZE STATUS
  • New clubs will begin at Bronze Status and will be granted a stipend of $300.00 per semester form September to April
  • A club can receive a maximum stipend of $600.00 for the year
  • A club must hold a minimum of ONE (1) event per semester
  • A minimum of ONE (1) executive must attend all club meetings
  • Free printing of 30 posters, per event
  • Must promote all events and meetings of the members to students
SILVER STATUS
  • Clubs with Silver Status will be granted a stipend of $500.00 per semester from September to April
  • Clubs will achieve Silver Status upon successful completion of all requirements of Bronze Status over one academic year
  • A club can receive up to a maximum stipend of $1000.00 for the year
  • A club must hold a minimum of 3 events for the year
  • All executive Members must attend all club meetings
  • Free printing of FIFTY (50) posters, per event
  • Must promote all events and meeting of the members to students
GOLD STATUS
  • Clubs with Gold Status will be granted a stipend of $800.00 per semester from September to April
  • Clubs will achieve Gold Status upon successful completion of all requirements of Silver Status over one academic year
  • A club can receive up to a maximum stipend of $1600.00 for the year
  • All executive Members must attend all club meetings
  • Free printing of FIFTY (50) posters, per event
  • Must promote all events and meeting of the members to students


How do we update our club information?

Should your contact information change at any time, please send an email with the appropriate changes to clubs@sagbc.ca and/or clubsassistant@sagbc.ca.  It is vital that we have the most up to date contact email for your group, as most important notices are delivered via email.

 

For additional inquiries about clubs, please contact the Clubs Coordinator at clubs@sagbc.ca or 416-415-5000 x.6003 or book an appointment below.

 

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