Alliance Workshop Registration Open for The New Societies Act: Making the Transition

UPDATE (December 9, 2016): The December 14 session is cancelled due to low registration. Those who have registered will be contacted and refunded or may transfer their registration to a session in early 2017. If you're interested in registering for an upcoming session please email 

The Workshop

The New Societies Act: Making the Transition
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Alliance boardroom

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. 

Building on the basic framework of the Legal Pitfalls workshop The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know, this second level workshop will demonstrate the mechanics of the transition and will address the key bylaw changes that may be required by societies under the new Societies Act. Workshop attendees will also be introduced to the new BC Registries and Online Services website.

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. 


Workshops take place in the Alliance boardroom at 100-938 Howe Street in Vancouver unless otherwise specified.


Alliance Members $39 / Non-Members $79 (plus 5% GST) per workshop, unless otherwise specified.


Pre-registration and payment is required for all workshops. 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 below and pay by credit card at the checkout. If paying by cash or cheque, call our office at 604.681.3535. 


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


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