Application for Incorporation of a Corporation without Share Capital under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act


To the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs of Canada,

I     The undersigned hereby apply to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs for the grant of a charter by letters patent under the provisions of Part II of the Canada Corporations Act constituting the undersigned, and such others as may become members of the Corporation thereby created, a body corporate and politic under the name of


     The undersigned have satisfied themselves and are assured that the proposed name under which incorporation is sought is not the same or similar to the name under which any other company, society, association or firm, in existence is carrying on business in Canada or is incorporated under the laws of Canada or any province thereof or so nearly resembles the same as to be calculated to deceive, except for The Cryonics Society of Canada, which has signified its consent to the use of the said name and intends to cease operations shortly after the incorporation of this Corporation, and that the name is not otherwise on public grounds objectionable.

II     The applicants are individuals of the full age of eighteen years with power under law to contract. The name, the address and the calling of each of the applicants are as follows:

            Douglas Quinn,  206 Caroline St. S., Apt. 2

                                    Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 3L4


            Benjamin Best,  30 Walmer Rd., Apt. 211

                                    Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2X2

                                    Computer Programmer; and

            Scott Maynard,  44 Forest Hill Dr.

                                    Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2E6,


     The said Douglas Quinn, Benjamin Best, and Scott Maynard

will be the first directors of the Corporation. .page

III     In this document:

(a) "cryonics" shall mean the practice of preserving persons pronounced legally dead in a state of biostasis, or biological arrestation, using extremely low temperatures, for the purpose of revival and treatment in the future if such becomes possible, and shall also mean the scientific study of the use of extremely low temperatures for the preservation of human beings;

(b) "cryonic suspension" shall mean the state of biological arrestation of persons preserved using extremely low temperatures;

(c) "patients" shall mean individuals who are placed in cryonic suspension; and

(d) "cryonic suspension services" shall mean any and all procedures associated with the care of patients in cryonic suspension, including but not limited to the act of placing patients in cryonic suspension, the maintenance of such persons in cryonic suspension for an indefinite period of time, the management of funds provided by patients for their placement in cryonic suspension and subsequent care, the safekeeping of patients' personal records and effects, and the eventual revival, care, and reintegration of patients into society, if at a future time this becomes possible.

IV     The objects of the Corporation are:

1) To promote and provide information about cryonics and life extension;

2) To provide cryonic suspension services to members of the Corporation and the public, and also to provide alternative forms of preservation services, such as arctic interment; and

3) To stimulate, sponsor, and conduct research in cryonics and other scientific disciplines aimed at extending the human lifespan.

V     The operations of the Corporation may be carried on throughout Canada and elsewhere.

VI     The place within Canada where the head office of the Corporation is to be situated is: Toronto, Ontario.

VII     It is specially provided that in the event of dissolution or winding-up of the Corporation all its remaining assets after payment of its liabilities shall be distributed to one or more organizations with cognate or similar objects. If no organizations with cognate or similar objects exist in Canada, such assets shall be distributed to one or more organizations outside of Canada having cognate or similar objects.

VIII     In accordance with Section 65 of the Canada Corporations Act, it is provided that, when authorized by by-law, duly passed by the directors and sanctioned by at least two-thirds of the votes cast at a special general meeting of members duly called for considering the by-law, the directors of the Corporation may from time to time:

a) borrow money upon the credit of the Corporation;

b) limit or increase the amount to be borrowed;

c) issue debentures or other securities of the


d) pledge or sell such debentures or other securities for such sums and at such prices as may be deemed expedient; and

e) secure any such debenture, or other securities, or any other present or future borrowing or liability of the Corporation, by mortgage, hypothec, charge or pledge of all or any currently owned or subsequently acquired real and personal, movable and immovable, property of the Corporation, and the undertaking and rights of the Corporation.

     Any such by-law may provide for the delegation of such powers by the directors to such officers or directors of the Corporation to such extent and in such manner as may be set out in the by-law.

     Nothing herein limits or restricts the borrowing of money by the Corporation on bills of exchange or promissory notes made, drawn, accepted or endorsed by or on behalf of the Corporation.

IX     The by-laws of the Corporation shall be those filed with the application for letters patent until repealed, amended, altered or added to.

X     The Corporation is to carry on its operations without pecuniary gain to its members and any profits or other accretions to the Corporation are to be used in promoting its objects.

XI     Application for supplementary letters patent shall require a three quarters vote of the voting members of the Corporation.

     DATED at the City of Hamilton in the Province of Ontario, this             day of March, 1989.

                                                    Douglas Quinn

     DATED at the City of Toronto in the Province of Ontario this                  day of March, 1989.

                                                    Benjamin Best

     DATED at the City of Guelph in the Province of Ontario this                  day of March, 1989.

                                                    Scott Maynard