The BC Achievement Foundation Board of Directors (Board) reserves the right to rescind a recognition, following processes similar to those of other recognition bodies.
1. A person’s recognition may be rescinded on any of the following grounds:
(a) the person has been convicted of a criminal offence; or
(b) the conduct of the person:
(c) the person has been subject to an official sanction, such as a fine or a reprimand, by an adjudicating body, administrative tribunal, professional association or other organization.
2. A group’s recognition may be rescinded on any of the following grounds:
(a) the group is closely tied to a criminal offence; or
(b) activities of the group or its leadership or membership:
(c) the group or its leadership or membership have been subject to official sanction, such as a fine or a reprimand, by an adjudicating body, administrative tribunal,
professional association or other organization.
The rescission procedure is as follows:
Stage 1 – A request to consider the rescission of a BC Achievement program recognition may be made by any person in writing to BC Achievement.
Stage 2 – The Executive Director will forward the request to the Board Chair to put before the Board for the Board’s consideration.
Stage 3 – The Board will consider the request and if, in its opinion, there are insufficient grounds for rescission, the Executive Director will reply to the person who made the request to that effect.
Stage 4 – If the Board determines there may be reasonable grounds for rescission, the request will be subject to the remainder of the rescission process.
Stage 5 – The Executive Director, on behalf of the Board, will send, by registered mail, a written notice to the person or group advising that rescission of their recognition is under consideration.
The notice must:
(a) identify, with reference to section 2, the grounds upon which rescission is being considered;
(b) set out the facts and attach any supporting materials upon which the Board relied in determining that there may be reasonable grounds for rescission; and
(c) advise the person or group that they have the right to reply within the time prescribed in the notice, failing which they may be removed as an awardee of the recognition.
The person or group whose recognition is being considered for rescission has the right to reply within the time prescribed in the notice.
The Board will consider the reply, if any, and make a final determination through a special resolution of the Board.
There is no appeal process; the decision of the Board is final.
If the decision is to rescind the recognition, among such other steps as the Executive Director may determine:
(a) the awardee’s name will be removed from BC Achievement alumni programming; and
(b) BC Achievement’s website will be updated, and any reference to the rescinded recognition will be removed; and
(c) BC Achievement may issue a Media advisory noting the rescission of the recognition.