NOTICE: LEGAL IDENTITY OF CPAR UGANDA LTD

Question 1: CPAR Uganda is a limited company - does this mean that it is no longer a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and that it is a profit making or potentially profit making organisation?

CPAR Uganda is compliant with the laws of Uganda which stipulate that not-for-profit organisations in Uganda must obtain only one legal identity, either by registering with the Uganda NGO Board as and NGO; or with the Uganda Registration Bureau as either a company limited by guarantee or as trust. CPAR Uganda is registered with the Uganda Registration Bureau as a company limited by guarantee and without share capital. CPAR Uganda is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation. CPAR Uganda is an organisation established for the benefit of the less advantaged persons - its aims and objectives are for the benefit of Ugandans - most especially poor women, children and men living in rural Uganda. 

Question 2: Is CPAR Uganda Limited different from the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR Canada)? What is the difference?

Yes, CPAR Uganda used to be the Uganda country office of CPAR Canada until 2008 when, in the interest of sustainability, it was registered as an independent Ugandan not-for-profit organisation, with a Ugandan Board of Directors.

Question 3: What does the “CPAR” in CPAR Uganda mean?

The subscribers of CPAR Uganda decided to keep the acronym “CPAR” for historic and strategic reasons. Within the context of CPAR Uganda the acronym “CPAR” is not defined word for word, but rather its meaning is derived from CPAR Uganda’s vision, mission, objectives and work in Uganda.

Question 4: Why does CPAR Uganda use the same maple leaf in its logo as does CPAR Canada?

The subscribers of CPAR Uganda decided to indicate within CPAR Uganda’s logo the history of how CPAR Uganda evolved and to indicate CPAR Uganda’s relationship with CPAR Canada. The maple leaf is a Canadian symbol, thus the maple leaf placed in a map of Uganda, as depicted in the CPAR Uganda Logo, connotes that CPAR Canada was in Uganda and left an everlasting positive footprint. The maple leaf inside of a map of Uganda, as depicted in the CPAR Uganda Logo, also connotes that the work of CPAR Canada lives on in the hearts of Ugandans and forms the foundation on which CPAR Uganda continues to build. CPAR Uganda’s logo connotes that CPAR Uganda is part of the maple leaf family – CPAR International; that CPAR Uganda is associated with CPAR Canada; but that CPAR Uganda is a distinct legal entity from CPAR Canada; and therefore distinguishing ownership and accountability of CPAR Uganda from that of CPAR Canada.

Question 5: Who owns CPAR Uganda Limited?

CPAR Uganda Limited is owned by its members who are development minded individuals who volunteer their time and effort to the organization and the communities it serves.  Membership is by invitation of the Board of Directors. 

 

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