Project

Society Act Reform Project (2008)

Project Status: Completed
Project Contact: Kevin Zakreski
Telephone Number: 604-827-5336
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Overview

The Society Act provides for the incorporation, organization, governance, amalgamation, and termination of not-for-profit bodies in British Columbia. The Act has seen little change since its enactment in 1977. It has not kept pace with developments in the legal landscape and the not-for-profit sector. The Society Act Reform Project published a final report containing a draft of a new Society Act and commentary.

This project was supported by The Law Foundation of British Columbia.

 

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Keywords: societies, business & non-profits, Society Act, associations, institutions, volunteers, charity, charitable organizations, nonprofit, not-for-profit, incorporation, corporations, Business Corporations Act, Society Act Reform Project Committee

 

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Reports

51. Report on Proposals for a New Society Act

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Backgrounders

Society Act Backgrounder No. 3 – Report on Proposals for a New Society Act

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Society Act Backgrounder No. 1 – Introduction to Society Act Reform Project

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Society Act Backgrounder No. 2 – Consultation Paper on Proposals for a New Society Act

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Other Publications

BCLI responds to Ministry of Finance white paper on Society Act reform

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Response to the BC Society Act Review Consultation

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Society Act Comparative Chart No. 2 (2006-09-05)

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Society Act Comparative Chart No. 1 (2006-09-05)

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Media Releases

BCLI calls for a new Society Act

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BCLI seeks public input on proposals for a new Society Act

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Announcing the formation of the Society Act Reform Project Committee

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