By-Laws and Governing Documents


ASFA's by-laws are the highest governing document of the organization. They are the legal codes governing the Association, and they are adopted by votes of the membership.

Table of contents

Section 1: General Provisions

Section 2: Interpretation

Section 3: The Federation

Section 4: Members

Section 5: Representation of the Federation

Section 6: Judicial Committee

Section 7: Elections

Section 8: Removal from Office

Section 9: Legal and Financial Authority

Section 10: Application of By-Laws

Section 11: The Member Associations

Section 12: The Financial Policy

Standing Regulations

ASFA’s standing regulations detail the rules and procedures governing ASFA and the MAs. Standing regulations are amendable by ASFA Council.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Financial regulations

Chapter 2: Regulations governing the relationship between ASFA and its Member Associations

Chapter 3: ASFA electoral regulations

Chapter 4: Regulations regarding ASFA standing committees

Chapter 5: Regulations regarding appointments

Chapter 6: Regulations regarding sustainability

Judicial Code of Procedure

The Judicial Code of Procedure details the process for dispute resolution within ASFA.

Policy against Harassment, Discrimination and Violence

The purpose of this policy is to protect individuals from any harm, such as discrimination, sexual harassement and violence, within the ASFA community and to hold members of the ASFA accountable for their actions.

Ethical Purchasing Policy

The Ethical Purchasing Policy sets out the requirements all purchases made by ASFA and MAs over $500.