Alliance 2016 Winter Workshop: The New Societies Act

The Workshop

The New Societies Act: What You Need To Know
Making The Transition

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 the 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. 

Date + Time

Thursday, January 21, 2016 / 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Alliance boardroom at 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver


Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST)


Pre-registration and payment is required. 

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Online by VISA, MasterCard, or AMEX
  • Cheque (payable to Alliance for Arts + Culture) 
  • Cash (in-person only at our Vancouver office, 100-938 Howe Street)

Register online and pay by credit card at the checkout. If paying by cash or cheque, call our office at 604.681.3535. 

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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.

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