Heads-Up – the Society Act is being replaced with a new version, the Societies Act and it’s likely your organization will be affected!
Legislation repealing the BC Society Act and replacing it with a new Societies Act was passed on May 14, 2015.
If your society is incorporated under the BC Society Act you’ll have two years to update your constitution and bylaws once Regulations supporting the new Societies Act go into effect.
This information session that will be particularly relevant for board chairs, directors and senior operational executives. Join Ann Moskow and Claire Rettie as they walk through the key changes. They’ll cover what you need to know, highlighting areas that will require your attention. You’ll leave with tips on simple areas of adjustment and a list of critical points that your board will want to decide on before changing your constitution and bylaws.
Ann Moskow is a Certified Management Consultant whose company TransformAction Consulting (Ltd.), focuses on strategic governance and strategic change. Ann has more than 35 years as a consultant, including extensive experience with the current Society Act. She’s helped new organizations develop their constitutions and bylaws, societies that were merging create consolidated versions to fit their new society, and established societies bring their constitutions and bylaws up to date.
Claire Rettie, MA CPCC is the Interim Manager of Learning and Development for Volunteer Victoria and the principal of Borealis Coaching | Consulting (Ltd.). Claire has been a consultant and leader in change and transformation for close to 30 years. Her non-profit portfolio includes strategic leadership, planning and board governance initiatives for local, national and international organizations. Since 2010 she has been teaching Improving Non-Profit Governance with Dalhousie University.