Each District in ITE will have within its geographic boundaries a series of Sections that provide localized services to the members. Membership in these Sections is automatic depending on geographic boundaries. The number of activities in each Section varies according to the Section leadership, and distribution of its members. Some Sections have a large geographic area yet a small number of members spread over that large area, whereas conversely, other Sections have a large membership confined within a relatively small geographic area.
For those Sections with a large membership, the option exists to form Chapters on order to better meet the specific needs of members within the geographic boundaries. However, the formation of these Chapters is only possible if enough members are prepared to take on the leadership role.
Another type of Chapter that also exists within the structure of ITE is specific to student members, and is usually tied to an educational institution such as a university. Again, there must be enough students prepared to take on the leadership roles required to operate a Student Chapter, and there must also be a member of faculty prepared to step into the role of Student Advisor.
Both forms of Chapters are responsible directly to the Section where they are geographically located.
Canadian District Sections
Greater Vancouver (includes BC interior chapter)
The ITE constitution provides for sections to be chartered by the district in which it is located. The section charter specifies the purpose, boundary, rights and duties of the section, and may specify other matters that the district deems appropriate. Each section adopts bylaws that must conform to the ITE constitution, the district charter and the section charter.
According to the standard section charter, a section may charter a chapter to meet specific needs within its boundaries. A section may rescind a chapter charter by giving notice in writing to the chapter. Each chapter adopts bylaws that must conform to the ITE constitution, district charter, section charter and chapter charter.
- 10 Reasons to Start a Section Chapter (PDF: 14KB)
- Steps in Forming a new Section Chapter of ITE (PDF: 72KB)
- Steps in Forming a New Section of ITE (PDF: 51KB)
- Model Section Charter (PDF: 37KB)
- ITE Chapter Bylaws (PDF: 82KB)
- ITE Chapter Charter (PDF: 84KB)