Transitioning an Existing Society: A How-to Guide for Non-profits in BC


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.

Contents

This how-to guide for administrators and board members of non-profit societies in BC covers:

Videos

These videos take you through the steps of transitioning an existing non-profit society under the new Societies Act:

 About this guide

Drew Jackson

Drew Jackson, Writer

Aimed 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.

The guide was reviewed for legal accuracy by Mary Childs, Michael Blatchford, and Steve Carey, three British Columbia lawyers who advise non-profit societies.

mary childs

Mary Childs, Reviewer

Michael Blatchford

Michael Blatchford, Reviewer

Steve Carey

Steve Carey, Reviewer

Law Foundation of BC 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.

Written by

DrewDrew Jackson, People's Law School

 

 

 

Reviewed by

mary childsMary Childs, Ethos Law Group

 

 

 

Michael BlatchfordMichael Blatchford, Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

 

Steve CareySteve Carey, Alexander Holburn

 

 

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