Societies Act Consultation

PAN has been contacted by the Financial and Corporate Sector Policy Branch of the BC Ministry of Finance. We share this information here for all of our members who may wish to take part in this consultation. 

We are writing to inform you that the BC Government is conducting a consultation on proposed amendments to the Societies Act. Over the past two-and-a-half years, the government has been monitoring how the new Act has been working for societies. Based on feedback, proposed amendments have been developed to address the issues that have come to light.

Related amendments to the Business Corporations Act and the Cooperative Association Act are also being proposed.

  • Please click on this link to read the letter from the Deputy Minister of Finance.
  • Please click on this link to read the appendix of proposed amendments to the Act.

Further information about the consultation can be found on the government’s website.

We invite and encourage you to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. Please invite others who may wish to contribute to do so as well.

The deadline for feedback is August 23, 2019.

Thank you for your participation.

Financial and Corporate Sector Policy Branch
Policy and Legislation Division
Ministry of Finance
PO Box 9418 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9V1