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

Written on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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 charge of the transition project and lead the consultation of members[9]
  • Raise awareness of the upcoming changes among your members.
    • If changes need to be made to your bylaws during the transition period, things will go more smoothly during the drafting and approval process if you’re not in a time crunch[10].
    • If your society only meets once a year at an AGM, that provides only two chances to pass a transition application[11].
  • Transition packages will be available as of August 29, 2016[12].
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Published in BC Law Watch
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