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CASL Compliance (Subscribe/Unsubscribe)

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Why is this necessary?

On July 1, 2015 new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) began to effect our ability to electronically communicate with you. On July 1, 2017, the transitional period allowing a more free use of “implied consent” came to an end.

We want to be able to maintain contact with you, while observing our obligations under CASL.

What kinds of messages does this affect?

The kinds of messages this affects may include, but is not limited to:

  • Requests for updates to database information
  • Event announcements
  • Award nomination requests
  • Client surveys
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Initiatives and trends
  • Workshop opportunities

If I give consent, does it last forever?

Your consent lasts until you choose to revoke it. If you do choose to revoke consent to receive Commercial Electronic Messages (CEMs) from CIVC at some later date, we are obligated to remove you from all contact lists.

What if I just want to be removed from the newsletter, but still receive email updates of other kinds from CIVC staff?

Each e-newsletter we send out has an unsubscribe link. Filling out a “No” on the CASL request form at the top of this page will prevent you from receiving many other kinds of messages from us. If you have any concerns, feel free to email [email protected] and let us know what you want to unsubscribe from.

Should I use the CASL subscribe/unsubscribe form if an upcoming change in duties or employers means I will no longer be in contact with the CIVC professionally?

In this case, please talk to us directly. Contact a CIVC staff member about your change of employment circumstances and, if known, who will be inheriting your responsibilities. Revoking consent under CASL may have unintended consequences.

Where can I learn more about CASL?

There is an excellent resource on the Government of Canada’s website detailing how CASL works: