Alliance Workshop: The New Societies Act (Added Session)

Due to high demand, we've added a second session of this workshop on the New Societies Act. 


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

There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in British Columbia. All of these organizations must “transition” to BC's new Societies Act following its proclamation, likely November 28, 2016. 

All organizations that are incorporated under the current Society Act should be planning to complete their “transition application,” and make any changes to their 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.


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. 


Wednesday, April 27, 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)

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