1.1 The name of the Society shall be the ‘Council of India Societies of Edmonton’. As an abbreviation which may also be referred as ‘Council’ or ‘CISE’.

1.2 The fiscal year of the Council shall commence on 1st January and end on 31st December of the same year. The operational year of the council shall commence on 1st April and end on 31st March the following year.

1.3 The activities of the Council shall be primarily carried out in the City of Edmonton and surrounding localities in the province of Alberta. However activities in other areas are not to precluded - if found to be in the interest of the Council or its declared objectives.

1.4 India – in these by-laws – refers to the Republic of India or the Indian subcontinent or persons with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent. Without prejudice to any other interpretation per any law or statute of municipal, provincial or federal jurisdiction – the interpretation by the Council will govern. The Council – for the application of these by-laws - will have the jurisdiction to conclude what constitutes ‘Indian’ or ‘Indian origin’ or who is of ‘Indian ancestry’.