Founded in 1874, Dye & Durham Corporation (D&D) has been a reliable provider of timely and accurate information for well over a century. With 150 employees and 5 locations, we are the largest, most comprehensive provider of legal support services in British Columbia and across Canada.

BC’s New Societies Act: What will change?

Written on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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 society “funded primarily by its members to carry on activities for the benefit of its members.”
  • Introduces mandatory online filing for incorporations, bylaw changes and other filing at the corporate registry
    • Existing societies will have to upload their constitution and bylaws in digital format when they transition.
    • Currently, the online online filing available is for annual reports.
Read More
Published in BC Law Watch
Have questions? Contact us to discuss your needs with Dye & Durham. 1-800-661-1811