Welcome to the Canadian Iaido and Jodo Fund (CIJF) website. You are invited to participate in the fund which is our way to promote iaido and jodo in Canada. The fund exists through donations from the participants and is administered by the iaido 6dan and jodo 5dan ranks in Canada.
Membership in the CIJF is obtained through donation to the fund. You can donate by cheque to the treasurer in person or by mail to:
c/o Pam Morgan
7812 Guelph-Nichol Townline
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
To send an Interac e-Transfer:
- Login to online or mobile banking at a participating financial institution
- Choose Interac e-Transfer within the Transfer/Payment menu options
- Select a recipient by entering an email address and/or mobile phone number
- Fill in the Interac e-Transfer information (dollar amount, account from which to withdraw the funds, a security question that only the recipient will know the answer to and optional personal message)
- Follow the instructions to confirm the information and complete the transfer
The manual is available for $20 + shipping from the CIJF. Contact email@example.com
Any member of the CIJF may apply for funding for projects which will:
- Provide training in iaido or jodo
- Promote and define the arts of iaido or jodo to the general public
- Increase student numbers in iaido or jodo
The fund is now open and you are invited to add to that now.
At the moment, the benefits you receive from being a member of this fund are:
- allowed to contribute to the growth of iaido and jodo in Canada
- may apply for financial support to promote and teach the arts
- access to the instructional materials in the membership area
- can contribute materials to the shared resource area
- What is the fund for?
- In a word, promotion. Promotion of iaido and jodo in Canada.
- Membership is by voluntary donation. There is no minimum or
maximum amount expected, and you do not have to be an active member of
the arts to donate.
- There is no fixed period of membership. As a member you will
have access to financial information about the fund and you will see
what funds are necessary and when. Regular reports on the fund will be
available to the members.
- We have strategic plans in place for both iaido and jodo in
Canada and we expect that the funding support will be directed toward
those plans. However, if you have a great idea we want to hear it and
there are no restrictions on funding suggestions.
- The fund is directed day to day by a steering committee
- The fund has a board of directors consisting of the Canadian Iaido 6dan and Jodo 5dan ranks.
- Treasurer (non-voting): Pam Morgan
- Secretary (non-voting): Kim Taylor
- List of directors and members
- directors discussion documents
- training videos and text not available publicly (records of seminars etc.) Note: videos, training notes and other such things should not be made publicly available (video taken at an instructional class is not utube-appropriate in the same way as video from public demonstrations).
- We may also offer ways for those in
more remote areas to contact our senior sensei with questions about
training and other sorts of things. The intent is to keep things simple
at the moment and decide where we want to go with the website. Of
course one of the main things you will see soon in the membership area
reports on where we have spent the money.
- The Canadian Iaido and Jodo Fund is not an organization, there
is no intent that this fund will serve any function beyond being a
place for the students of iaido and jodo in Canada to pool their
financial resources and apply them to promotion and improvement of the
arts. This is something that the senior ranks of the arts have been
doing on an ad hoc basis for over 30 years and we are simply
formalizing our efforts and allowing more students to become involved
in the process.
Questions and comments can be directed to the Secretary, Kim Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or to any Canadian iaido 6dan or jodo 5dan.