Charters, Policies & Declaration of Trust
Declaration of Trust
Dream Impact Trust’s Declaration of Trust governs our operations and includes such topics as investment guidelines and operating policies, financing restrictions, units and distributions, and the responsibilities and obligations of the Trustees.
The objective of our disclosure policy is to ensure that communications to the investing public about Dream Impact Trust are timely, factual and accurate, and disseminated in accordance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements. The policy covers topics including trading restrictions and blackout periods, confidentiality, and designated spokespersons. This policy applies to all trustees, directors, officers and employees of Dream Impact Trust and its subsidiaries, including trusts and partnerships in which Dream Impact Trust owns directly or indirectly.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct (the “Code) is our statement of the values and principles that guide us in our day-to-day business activities. The keystones are: integrity, respect, fairness, accountability and transparency. The Code supports our commitment to operate our business at the highest level of legal, moral and ethical standards. The Code applies to all directors, trustees, officers and employees of Dream Impact Trust and subsidiaries.
At Dream Impact Trust, we are steadfast in our commitment to maintaining the highest business and personal ethical standards by dealing openly and honestly with our investors, tenants, suppliers and employees. With our Whistleblower Policy we marry this commitment to that of securities laws and regulations with respect to accounting standards and internal control standards. We have contracted EthicsPoint Inc., an independent service provider, to manage any complaints or concerns on our behalf. This service reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Trust Board of Dream Impact Trust and is available seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year. Any concerns may be reported directly, confidentially, and, if preferred, anonymously, through www.ethicspoint.com.
Majority Voting Policy
The Trust has a majority voting policy, requiring that each Trustee nominee receive the support of a majority of the total number of votes cast by the unitholders entitled to elect such Trustee nominee, failing which such Trustee shall submit his or her resignation to the Board for consideration.
Advance Notice Regulation
The Trust has adopted an Advance Notice Regulation intended to: (i) facilitate orderly and efficient annual general or, where the need arises, special, meetings; (ii) ensure that all unitholders receive adequate notice of trustee nominations and sufficient information with respect to all nominees; and (iii) allow unitholders to register an informed vote.
Diversity Inclusion & Advancement Commitment
As one of Canada’s leading real estate companies, we always invest with purpose, embracing creativity and diversity, passion and innovation, while positively impacting our communities and the world around us.