Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. A-13)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2012-03-16. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Both official languages to be used

 The Foundation shall offer its services in both official languages.

  • 2005, c. 30, s. 67.


Marginal note:Appointment and role
  •  (1) The Board shall appoint a President of the Foundation who shall have supervision over and direction of the activities and staff of the Foundation.

  • Marginal note:Experience, expertise and other qualifications

    (2) In order to be appointed as President, a person must have experience or expertise concerning relations between Canada and the Asia-Pacific region and must possess any other qualifications specified by the Board.

  • Marginal note:Transparent and competitive process

    (3) The President must be selected through a transparent and competitive process.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 17;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 68.
Marginal note:If appointed from Board

 Where the President is appointed from among the members of the Board, another director may be appointed in his place in accordance with paragraphs 9(a) or (b), as the case may be.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 18;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 69(F).
Marginal note:Term of office

 The term of office of the President may not exceed three years, but the Board may remove the President from office at any time.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 19;
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 8;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 69(F).
Marginal note:Re-appointment

 A President whose term of office has expired is eligible for re-appointment in that capacity but no person may be appointed as President more than three times.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 20;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 70.
Marginal note:Acting President

 The Board may authorize any director of the Board or any officer or employee of the Foundation to act as President in the event that the President is absent or incapacitated or if the office of the President is vacant.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 21;
  • 2005, c. 30, s. 71(F).


Marginal note:Chairperson and other directors

 The Chairperson and the other directors, other than the President, shall serve without remuneration, but may be paid such travel and living expenses while absent from their ordinary place of residence in connection with the activities of the Foundation as are fixed by by-law of the Board.

  • R.S., 1985, c. A-13, s. 22;
  • 2005, c. 30, ss. 71(F), 80(E).