Electronic Frontier Canada
- Decision-Making -

EFC's Board of Directors is solely responsible for formulating policy. EFC's directors consult widely with members, where possible, through e-mail, phone calls, electronic discussion lists such as efc-talk, and through our Policy Coordinator, who is elected by EFC members.

Typically, the Board decides to take action on a particular issue after being informed by EFC members. This means that EFC members are encouraged to inform the Board of arising issues regarding cyberspace rights and freedoms together with suggested actions, and thereby influence the Board's actions. However, since EFC's resources are very limited, not every issue will receive attention -- even very worthwhile ones. The final responsibility for deciding on what issues to address and how to address them lies with the Board. Contentious issues are resolved by "Quaker consensus" -- that is, no action is taken unless all directors are in unanimous agreement.

The lack of an official position by EFC on any particular issue should not necessarily be interpreted as a final decision on the lack of merit of that issue.

Electronic Frontier Canada is an all-volunteer organization and no member or director receives any remuneration. However EFC does reimburse some reasonable expenses, such as the cost of travelling to attend a conference where EFC has been invited to make a presentation.