BC’s New Societies Act: Opportunities to learn more

May 18, 2016

Over the coming months we expect to see many opportunities to learn more about the Societies Act. Here are a couple of upcoming events on our radar: Vantage Point is offering workshops and a webinar in June The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC is offering a webinar in June Do you need more information about […]

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BC’s New Societies Act: Getting started on the transition

Although we are still months away from the new Act coming into force, and there is a two-year transition period, it’s not too soon to start planning for the upcoming changes. Here are some things you can do as a society to get started on this process: Consider creating a small governance committee to take […]

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BC’s New Societies Act: Mandatory electronic filing

Currently, the only electronic filing available for BC societies is the annual report. The new regime set forth by the Societies Act will allow for almost all filings to be done electronically. This has many benefits[8]:  Improved access and usability for societies Societies always have access to a current, consolidated (“evergreen”) set of their bylaws […]

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BC’s New Societies Act: What will change?

The legislation makes sweeping changes to the law governing societies6. To name a few of the biggest changes, the Societies Act: Distinguishes between member-funded and publicly-funded societies Publicly funded societies and charities will be subject to increased requirements, and member-funded societies will have their regulatory burden reduced7. A member-funded society is a type of special […]

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