The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know (2016)


The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know (2016)

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Lawyer Martha Rans of Artists’ Legal Outreach (ALO) and Law For Nonprofits (LFNP) familiarizes nonprofit organizations with the changes to the Societies Act and offers guidance on effectively making the transition.


The Workshop: There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. The BC Society Act, which provides the rules for governance and incorporation of non-profits, is set for important changes. The official proclamation of the new Societies Act will likely take place in fall 2016, and there will be a two year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to make the switch to the new Act. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act must plan to complete their “transition application,” with revised constitution and bylaws, by the time of their 2017 AGM. This workshop will provide the information on the bylaw and policy changes necessary for your organization to effectively make the transition when the new Act is proclaimed. 

The Facilitator: Martha Rans is the Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society (PLEO), which operates Artists’ Legal Outreach and Law for Nonprofits programs. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, non-profit societies and visual and multimedia digital artists. 

Location: All workshops take place in the Alliance boardroom at 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver. 

Cost: Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST) per workshop.

Registration: Pre-registration and payment is required for all workshops. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX online. If you wish to pay by cheque or cash, call our office at 604 681 3535 to register. 

Cancellation: Cancellation notice of 48 hours is required to obtain a full refund. We reserve the right to cancel workshops if minimum registration numbers are not met.

Waitlist: If this session is full, click here to email us to inquire about the waitlist.