Society Act Reform Project

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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