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

Operational Realities 


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. 

5- Termination 

Written resignation to be forwarded to the Chairperson. 

6- Signatures