In 2009 the Province launched a review of British Columbia’s Society Act that governs the 26,000 non-profit corporations operating in B.C. The review was undertaken to help the Province identify legislative obstacles that may impede societies from operating most effectively. The Province is inviting feedback on its discussion paper created as a result of the review.
The discussion paper proposes a number of reforms based on the feedback received from over 200 stakeholders who responded during the initial consultation phase of the review. With the Province targeting new legislation by 2013, the new discussion paper is intended to garner feedback from interested parties on the possible direction of the proposed reforms.
The official deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012.
To view the discussion paper, visit www.fin.gov.bc.ca/cep/fcsp/society_act_discussion.htm