This information applies to British Columbia. Last reviewed in November 2016.
There’s a new law that governs how non-profit societies in British Columbia are created and run. A new Societies Act came into effect in BC on November 28, 2016. All societies in the province must “transition” under the new Act within a two-year period after the new law came into effect.
This how-to guide for administrators and board members of non-profit societies in BC covers:
- What the new Act means for existing societies
- 10 changes in the new Act you should know about: how the new Act affects your world
- Preparing for transition: five steps to get ready to file your society’s transition application
- Reviewing your society’s bylaws: taking this opportunity to refresh your bylaws
- Filing the transition application: a walkthrough of the online filing process
- Further help with the new Societies Act
These videos take you through the steps of transitioning an existing non-profit society under the new Societies Act:
About this guideAimed at those who work at a non-profit society in British Columbia or sit on a board of directors, Transitioning an Existing Society: A How-to Guide for Non-profits in BC covers the steps in transitioning a society under the new Societies Act.
The guide was written by Drew Jackson, a lawyer and librarian who writes about law for the public.
|Funding for the development of this guide was provided by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.|
Transitioning an Existing Society: A How-to Guide for Non-profits in BC © Drew Jackson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Licence.