The answers you need to work effectively under the new Societies Act
This publication is essential for:
any lawyer incorporating, transitioning, or extraprovincially registering a society in British Columbia on or after November 28, 2016
any lawyer advising or acting for a society on or after November 28, 2016 on matters related to governance, record-keeping, finance, audit, dissolution, restoration, or remedies
any lawyer sitting on the board of directors of a society
Current to: September 1, 2016
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More than ever before, societies in British Columbia resemble corporations, with the new Societies Act in force November 28, 2016. Innovations and reforms modeled on the Business Corporations Act clarify a BC society’s identity and role as a non-profit, non-share corporation. New forms of societies with different requirements can be bewildering for practitioners; let CLEBC guide you through the maze of member-funded societies, extraprovincial non-share corporations, pre-existing societies, occupational title societies, previously unalterable provisions, special consent requirements, and other issues.
The British Columbia Societies Guide is much more than a transition guide—it’s a comprehensive, authoritative handbook on all aspects of societies under the new Act and Regulations. The Guide contains accessible, topical coverage (see the “More Details” tab), including an appendix devoted entirely to transition of pre-existing companies.
The Guide was written by Dierk Ullrich of Fasken Martineau LLP as a new chapter for the forthcoming 2016 Update of CLEBC’s British Columbia Company Law Practice Manual. Requests from the British Columbia legal community convinced CLEBC to offer this chapter as a stand-alone publication for practitioners who need to home in on this specialized area.
CLEBC Legal Editor