A Guide to QUSA's Legislative Documents 

The 4 pieces: 

*defined by the Societies Act

Bylaws--rules adopted by an organization for the government of its member and the regulation of its affairs.

Policies--a definite course of method o action selected fro among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions

Roles & Responsibilites--Descriptions of the expectations of Board Directors and staff members. This is important for holding the Board and staff of QUSA accountable to their duties, and to delegate tasks within their respective purviews. 

Common Prodedure Draft--a particular way of accomplishing something or of acting. This is similar to policy, but tends to address less critical matters so that procedure can be more easily changed when needed. This is an internal document, and can therefore be changed at the discretion of the QUSA board. As such, the current Common Procedure document is a DRAFT subject to further revision.