First, check in the list below if a local group already exist in your city or region. If so, contact them to join them. If not, you may want to create a new local group. To do so, find other volunteers interested in your city and region. Identify a referent that will serve as the link between the group and the chapter. The referent must be a member in good standing of Wikimedia Canada. The local group must be organized in a democratic way and must put in place a board of at least three persons that is in charge of the group. Not all members of a local group need to be a member of Wikimedia Canada. Generally only one local group can exist in one city or region, but there can be exceptions at the discretion of the Projects and Local Groups Committee of Wikimedia Canada. A local group may also be established for an university or another local institution, even if there is another local group in the same city, if there are enough members to justify it.
Once you have gathered other volunteers and democratically identified a referent, contact the Projects and Local Groups Committee to start the process of being officially recognized by the chapter.
- Jean-Philippe Béland (User:Amqui)
- Vice President, Wikimedia Canada -- President, Projects and Local Groups Committee