The New Societies Act & Transition

  • November 28, 2016

Advocacy in Action

The CBABC recommended writing a new, modernized Society Act in the 2013 Agenda for Justice

On May 14, 2015, the BC Government enacted the Societies Act, that will govern the more than 25,000 not-for-profit societies in BC. 

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"The Societies Act came into effect November 28, 2016 and governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run in B.C. The Act includes significant updates to allow for more flexibility in how societies operate, while still protecting the public interest."

"Societies incorporated in B.C. prior to November 28, 2016, have two years (until November 28, 2018) to transition. This means setting up the required accounts to use Societies Online and completing a transition application. There is no charge for filing a transition application."

Access more resources from the Government of British Columbia on the New Societies Act & Transition.