Should the Core Committee reach a decision that one partner chose to opt out of, the remaining partners might choose to continue to pursue the project – this emphasizes the flexibility of the networking process.
Pastor Burey is the Chairperson.
Project Committees/Sub-committees – Each core member will participate and/or assign required staff to perform duties related to the network.
Each project to be developed should have a core member or designated alternate as lead for the implementation of the project, with other members providing input.
Structure – The African-Canadian Heritage Tour – Underground Railroad Network will be structured as a not-for-profit organization with a charitable status
Operational Principles – Operational Principles will be established and approved by the Network Core Committee that ensure notification, consent and responsibilities of each partner related to any activities, products, publications and/or press releases involving the network. Operational procedures will be developed for all activities and projects.
3- Areas of Cooperation
The five core members mentioned above have agreed to form the African-Canadian Heritage Tour – Underground Railroad Network to pursue the following areas of cooperation:
Increased Cooperation & Trust
Marketing & Promotions
Human Resources Development
It is understood that other areas of cooperation to be identified must receive consent from the majority of the core members (4 of the 5 members)
All projects to be developed must fall within the above areas of cooperation.
Furthermore, a project should only be undertaken once a feasibility study on that project has been completed.
4- Duration of the Letter of Intent
The Letter of Intent will be in effect for period of 1 year or the signing the Cooperation Agreement which ever comes first, from the date of signing. The terms of this agreement may be changed with the consent of a majority of the members of the African-Canadian Heritage Tour Network.
Written resignation to be forwarded to the Chairperson.