10 things you should know about the Societies Act

If you work at a non-profit society in British Columbia or sit on a board of directors, there are a few key things you should know about the Societies Act. Here’s a top 10 to keep in mind.


A set of amendments to the Societies Act took effect on May 4, 2023. Here, the BC government summarizes the changes. This page has been updated to reflect them.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in May 2023
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David Kandestin, People's Law School

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