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Societies Act Transition Workshop: Kelowna

Law for Non Profits

Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Societies Act Transition Workshop: Kelowna

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Okanagan Organization
This workshop is free to nonprofit societies in Okanagan-Similkameen. IF SOLD OUT, please add yourself to the Wait List here.
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The Workshop: There are more than 27,000 non-profit societies in BC, providing services and programs that touch virtually every citizen. All pre-existing BC societies need to transition to the new BC Societies Act. The Act includes many significant changes. There is a two-year transition period by which time all societies in BC will have to have filed a transition application. This workshop will provide your society with the information it needs on whether to make any bylaw or policy changes necessary for your society to transition to effectively function under the new Act.

Register with the HUB prior to the workshop. This workshop is organized for societies in the Okanagan catchment area who have registered with the Okanagan Transition Hub. you can do that here

Resources (click to open)
Legal Self-Assessment Tool
New Societies Act Webinar

The Facilitator: Martha Rans

Martha is the Project Lead of the Law for Non Profits and the Legal Director of the Pacific Legal Outreach Society. She has been a lawyer for over 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities and digital creatives. She advises on charity law, incorporation, governance, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights. She spent 10 years as labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. A recognized expert on the BC Societies Act, she has co-chaired the provincial Continuing Legal Education of BC Charities and Non Profit Law since 2014. (

*Please note: due to funding from the City of Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Foundation and the South Okanagan-Similkameen Community Foundation, this event is open to any non-profit organization within the Okanagan catchment area.

Please add yourself to the waiting list. In the event a space is not available we will contact you as soon as any other events are scheduled.

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BDO Canada LLP - Landmark 6
#400 - 1631 Dickson Ave.
Kelowna, British Columbia

Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Law for Non Profits

The Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society (PLEO)was founded to enable BC's non profit sector to better access legal information, education and advice. PLEO operates the Artists Legal Outreach and the Law for Non Profits Project, which helps BC's 27,000 non profit organizations make the transition to BC's new Societies Act..

WE THANK the Funders and Supporters of the Law for Non Profits Project: 

  • the Law Foundation of BC
  • the City of Vancouver
  • City of Kelowna and the Central Okanagan Foundation
  • the Notaries Foundation
  • Columbia Basin Trust
  • BC Housing and the BC NonProfit Housing Association
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