This is an unofficial archived version of The Children's Home of Winnipeg Incorporation Act
as enacted by SM 1990-91, c. 1 on November 14, 1990.

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R.S.M. 1990, c. 31

The Children's Home of Winnipeg Incorporation Act

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WHEREAS The Children's Home of Winnipeg was duly incorporated by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, being chapter 59 of the Statutes of Manitoba, 1887;

AND WHEREAS the said corporation has since continuously carried on work for the care of children;

AND WHEREAS due to changes in methods and practices which have developed and taken place in the field of child welfare, the Act was repealed and was replaced by An Act respecting "The Children's Home of Winnipeg", assented to April 6, 1944;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Justice has caused the said Act to be prepared in English and French for re-enactment in accordance with a judgment dated June 13, 1985 and an order dated November 4, 1985 of the Supreme Court of Canada;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



The Children's Home of Winnipeg (hereinafter referred to as "the corporation") is continued as a corporation consisting of those persons who are members or life members of the corporation on the coming into force of this Act and such other persons as shall become members of the corporation.

Corporate powers


In addition to the powers, rights and privileges conferred on and vested in the corporation by any other Act of the Legislature, the corporation shall have full power and authority,

(a) to acquire, take, accept, and receive by grant, purchase, lease, gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise howsoever, and to possess, hold, use, enjoy, sell, exchange, mortgage, lease, dispose of, or otherwise deal with, any and all property, both real and personal, of every nature and kind whatsoever, for the purposes for which the corporation is incorporated, and to make and execute all instruments and documents and do all acts, matters, or things requisite or necessary therefor;

(b) to invest all or any sums of money belonging to it, or held by it in trust, in any securities in which a trustee may, under the laws of the province, invest trust funds;

(c) to draw, make, accept, endorse, execute, and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, and other negotiable or transferable instruments;

(d) to do all such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the purposes and objects and the exercise of the powers of the corporation;

and shall have the general capacity which the common law ordinarily attaches to corporations incorporated by royal charter under the great seal.

Use of property


All the property, both real and personal, now owned, possessed, held, used or enjoyed by The Children's Home of Winnipeg as incorporated by chapter 59 of the Statutes of Manitoba, 1887, shall be owned, possessed, held, used and enjoyed by the corporation, and may be used by the corporation, as the directors shall from time to time determine, in the furtherance of its objects as hereinafter set forth.



The objects of the corporation shall be the care and training of children and of adult persons who by reason of age, infirmity or disability, mental or physical, are unable to care for themselves.

Board of directors


The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a board of not less than seven nor more than 36 directors.

Election of directors


The directors of the corporation shall be elected by the members at a general meeting assembled at such place within the province and at such time as its by-laws shall prescribe.

Powers of directors


The directors shall have full power in all things to administer the affairs of the corporation and may

(a) make or cause to be made for it any description of contract into which it may lawfully enter; and

(b) make by-laws for regulating,

(i) subject to section 5, the number of directors, their term of office and the filling of vacancies for any unexpired term or terms of office,

(ii) the appointment, functions, duties and removal of agents, officers and servants, the security to be given by them to the corporation and their remuneration,

(iii) the time at which, and place where, the annual meeting is to be held,

(iv) the calling of meetings, regular and special, of the board of directors,

(v) the quorum, and the procedure in all things at meetings,

(vi) the qualifications and terms of admission of members, and

(vii) the conduct in all other particulars of the affairs of the corporation.

Confirmation of by-laws


Every by-law and every repeal, amendment or re-enactment thereof, unless in the meantime confirmed at a general meeting of the corporation called for that purpose, shall have force only until the next annual meeting, unless confirmed at the annual meeting.

Validation of procedural matters


No act, matter or proceeding done, or purporting to have been done, by the corporation in the carrying on of its business and its work for the care of children on and after June 10, 1887, shall be invalid merely because of any irregularity in procedure or form including, but without restricting the generality of the foregoing, any failure to comply strictly with the provisions of chapter 59 of the Statutes of Manitoba, 1887, relating to the number of directors, the election of directors, their term of office, the time and place of holding meetings, annual and special, and the notice to be given in respect of the calling of meetings.

NOTE:  This Act replaces S.M. 1944, c. 4.