Policy 2.3.16: Memberships, Corporate and Personal

Effective date: April 1, 1999
Responsibility: Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

STATEMENT OF POLICY

The Corporation will pay for the cost of individual membership in professional, trade and other organizations when the job function requires it or when it is in the interest of the Corporation to do so. For example:

  • To maintain professional membership/standing in associations
  • To maintain good public relations
  • To obtain access to professional papers
  • To facilitate research for program material, program ratings and audience research for marketing and sales planning and promotion
  • To provide journalists access to training and news gathering facilities

The Corporation will pay the cost of individual membership in professional or trade organizations only when the individuals are working in their specific area of expertise and the membership is required as part of the job requirements.

Whenever practical, corporate memberships will be used to obtain the required benefits at lower overall costs.

The approval of memberships will be governed by the Delegation of Financial Authorities.

HISTORY

  • This policy was updated in July 2009
  • This was originally Corporate Finance and Administration Policy 403.70 - Memberships - Corporate and Personal


REFERENCES

Corporate Policy:
2.3.8 - Delegation of Financial Authorities (DFA)


PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

All questions pertaining to the interpretation or application of this policy should be referred to the Director, Policy and Internal Control.

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE TO UPDATE THIS WEBPAGE

Corporate Secretariat.

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