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The New Societies Act: What You Need to Know - Cranbrook (FREE)

Law for Non Profits

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)

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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.


Please Note: Due to funding from the Columbia Basin Trust, this event is FREE to non-profit organizations within the West Kootenay/Columbia Basin area.

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, labor, health & safety and human rights. She spent 10 years as a labor 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. (

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College of the Rockies
2700 College Way
Room 206
Cranbrook, BC V1C 5L7

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)

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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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