The Societies Act, SBC 2015, c 18 is a law created by the government of British Columbia that governs how non-profit societies in BC are created and run. The Act came into effect on November 28, 2016. You can find the Societies Act, along with other provincial laws, at the website of the Queen's Printer or on CanLII, a free website of Canadian laws and court decisions.
Clicklaw Wikibooks features these resources on the Societies Act:
- Transitioning an Existing Society: A How-to Guide for Non-profits in BC: Aimed at those who work at a non-profit society in BC or sit on a board of directors, this guide covers the steps in "transitioning" a society under the Societies Act.
- Societies Act FAQs: From Law for Nonprofits, these frequently asked questions on the Societies Act highlight issues relating to governing documents and model bylaws of societies.