Take your understanding of the Societies Act to the next level.
Through group work and case studies, and building on Understanding the Societies Act I, this workshop will introduce and explore more complex legal issues in governance, finance and regulatory matters and provide a strong focus on changes coming to those areas.
Participants will have an opportunity to bring their current constitution and bylaws for a deeper review into compliance issues, related especially to these key governing documents.
Date & Time: October 29, 2019 l 9:00am - 12:30pm Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver Cost: Member- $95.00; Non-member- $110.00
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Identify necessary and helpful changes to organizational constitution and bylaws
Evaluate their own membership in light of governance requirements and best practices;
Analyse board composition and function;
Understand fiduciary responsibilities of directors and analyse application in specific circumstances;
Apply the conflict of interest rules for directors;
Assess meeting procedures and minutes; and
Articulate key priorities for your organization in working towards transitioning to the new Societies Act
Deeper review of issues in constitution and bylaws
Board structure and fiduciary responsibilities
Conflict of interest, board remuneration
Transparency and accountability
Taking Societies Act Part I is not a requirement of taking Societies Act Part II. We recommend that you have a basic understanding of the BC Societies Act and review the description above to ensure you feel comfortable with the course material covered.
Charities & Not-For-Profit Organizations Lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright
Michael is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. Michael’s practice focuses primarily on advising charities and not-for-profit organizations with regard to their tax-exempt status, their governance, their programmes and activities and their tax issues. He acts for organizations seeking charitable registration and advises charities on their ongoing obligations and legal compliance under the Income Tax Act. Michael has worked with organizations operating in all areas of the voluntary sector, from healthcare, education, sport and recreation, arts and culture, environmental, relief and social services to religious organizations.