Giving Back to the Community

As part of the new initiatives announced on the 26th of October 2015, we are pleased to inform you that we have identified 3 registered charities that promote Sri Lankan culture and started to make monthly pre-authorized debit donations, starting 1st of April 2016.

With this initiative an amount agreed by the EC is allocated equally to the registered Sri Lankan Charities in Ottawa. This year, to start it off, we allocated a monthly sum of $10 to each of the three such institutions. This is done in line with the SLCAO Objectives.

Special General Meeting on the 30th of April 2016

April 08, 2016


link to presentation:SLCAO Registration

Further to our email on the 25th of March 2016 and As per 13 a. clause of the SLCAO Constitution there will be a Special General meeting to discuss a special matter as stated in the constitution.

We have sought legal advice and the time has come for SLCAO to complete the registration process by voting on the new By-laws.

Also Further to our email on the 25th of March to inform the members of the upcoming changes, we have also reached out to the Past Presidents of SLCAO for the last 9 years for their input on the 27th of March 2016. Other than compliments, we have not received any by-law related feedback from the members or the past Presidents. Therefore we will proceed with the attached by-laws. Any changes needed would be considered for the AGM in October 2016.There will be no other SGM before the AGM to review changes back and forth.
This meeting is schedule on,
Date: 30th April 2015
Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Heron Community Centre (1480 Heron Rd) – Alta Vista Room

2:00pm                             Arrival of Guests
2:10pm – 2:30pm             Presentation on the changes to the constitution
2:30pm – 2:50pm             Review responses
2:50pm – 3:00pm             Vote on the By-laws
3:00pm—4:00pm             Meeting adjourned and refreshments served

Click Here to view the by-laws ready for SGM



3rd of May 2016

Dear Members and friends,

We wish to share the following exciting news with you about the Special General meeting (SGM) held at the Heron Road Community Center on the 30th of April 2016 from 2pm – 4pm.

Pictures of the event can be found at:

As per section 18 of the constitution we have received over and beyond the required number of votes to proceed to change the constitution and proceed to register SLCAO as a Not For Profit Corporation. We will work with Francis and Francis Law firm to proceed with the registration and will let you know of the progress.

Thanks for all your support!

Executive Committee,