NATIONAL TRUST FOR LAND & CULTURE (B.C.)
The National Trust for Land & Culture (BC) is a registered Canadian charity, established under the Society Act of British Columbia. It is a membership based Society, governed by a Board of Trustees elected from and by the membership. Members may be individuals, families, businesses or other organizations. Members (over age 16) have the right to vote for the Board of Trustees, and on resolutions placed before the membership. Those aged 19 or over may also stand for election. All members receive additional privileges, as determined from time to time by the Board.
The Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the society on behalf of the membership. The number of trustees for each provincial/territorial society is determined by the membership of each entity. Trustees are elected for a three-year term, with a limit of three consecutive terms.
NTLC (BC) VISION AND MANDATE
The vision for the National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) is: to be an effective and active member of a federation of provincially-based Trusts working together with people from all corners of our nation to protect and care for our natural and cultural heritage on behalf of all future generations.
The mission of the National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) is: “To engage people in the protection and ongoing care of special places in British Columbia.”
The mandate of the National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) is: to be an effective and active member of the National Trust for Canada, that works to engage people in protecting and caring for sites of ecological, historic, cultural, agriculture, scientific, scenic and compatible outdoor recreational value, and that incorporates public education in all of its work and activities. The National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) will be membership-based and governed, and will work in a professional, businesslike and non-confrontational manner to achieve its objectives.
Principles: National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) will accept the criteria established by INTO for full membership in that organization, and will follow those criteria as principles in establishing its objectives and operations.