To amend existing bylaws or adopt new bylaws on transitioning under the Societies Act requires member approval by special resolution.
Changes made to bylaws before November 28, 2016 required approval by 3/4 of the votes cast at a members' meeting. After that date, changes to bylaws require approval by 2/3 of votes cast. The exception is if a society has a higher voting threshold for special resolutions (such as 3/4) set out in their bylaws. In that case, the higher threshold will apply, as increased thresholds are permitted under the new Act.