First, check in the list below if a WikiClub already exists in your city or region. If so, contact them to join them. If not, you may want to create a new WikiClub. 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 should be a member in good standing of Wikimedia Canada, but not all members of a WikiClub need to be a member of the chapter.
The WikiClub must be organized in a democratic way and adhere to the friendly space policy. Generally only one WikiClub 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 if there are reasons for having more than one and there are enough local volunteers. For example, a WikiClub may be established for an university even if there is another WikiClub 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.
If the WikiClub is requesting a grant from Wikimedia Canada or has the control of equipment belonging to the chapter, it must put in place a committee of at least three persons that is in charge of the group.
- Jean-Philippe Béland (User:Amqui)
Vice President and Programs Coordinator, Wikimedia Canada