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Since December 2011 the seat of ICSOBA moved from India to Canada, where it is legally registered with Corporations Canada, Ontario under number 802906-7, and with Registraire des Entreprises, Québec under number 116798181. Administration and general contact is done from ICSOBA's executive office in India.
ICSOBA is not-for-profit and is governed by Bylaws. The Bylaws are ICSOBA's cornerstone, they guide the organization through the decision-making process since its beginning. The first Bylaws as assembled by Miroslav Karsulin (Secretary General) and Jean Papastamatiou (President) were published on 1 October, 1964.
The most recent Bylaws as amended and adopted at the Annual Meeting of members on December 2, 2015 in Dubai, UAE can be downloaded here.
ICSOBA fiscal year with Revenue Quebec and Revenue Canada is from 1 January to 31 December. Continuing our dedication to transparency ICSOBA finances are audited. Since 2013 a public accountants' office of Gariepy & Bussiere is requested to carry out the annual task. In the 2016 financial audit we read: “Based on the review, nothing indicates that the 2016 Financial Statements are not in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for non-profit organization”. Following the financial review tax declarations were filed with Revenue Quebec and Revenue Canada for 2016.
ICSOBA primary revenue leaders are the events and sponsors. As a non-profit, ICSOBA focuses on using all resources to advance the association’s mission. The available funds belong to the association and are meant for the development and promotion of ICSOBA and future events. Some money reserve is necessary for rainy days and to continue uninterrupted operations and monetary advances. As the Financial Statements indicate ICSOBA monetary reserve has increased in the last two years, as opposed to losses in previous years (2013, 2014). Details of the 2016 Financial Statements will be discussed with members at the upcoming annual meeting of members in October 2017. The annual Financial Statements are available at the registered office of the Association and any member may, on request, obtain a copy.