Understanding the BC Societies Act II: Deep Dive into Legal Issues in Governance & Legislative Changes

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.

Who Should Attend

Executive directors/CEOs, board members and other not-for-profit leaders looking for more advanced knowledge in the Societies Act.

Learning Outcomes

 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
  • Membership Issues
  • Board structure and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Conflict of interest, board remuneration
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Finance

To see if this workshop is currently scheduled, visit our upcoming learning opportunties listing

For more information, please email info@thevantagepoint.ca



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