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We’ve started a non-profit group, how can it to become a society?

Last reviewed December 2020

A society is usually incorporated by a group of people who wish to assist others or engage in non-profit group activities. In other words, its activities are directed outward and are not aimed at making money for its members.

Good starting points include:

  • Information for BC Societies, from BC Registry Services, explains the legal requirements for incorporating as a society and for maintaining your society once you have set it up.

Need more help? 

  • You may want to seek advice from a lawyer. Lawyer Referral Service, from Access Pro Bono, offers a free initial consultation with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes.
  • You can direct questions concerning Non-profits to Ask A Law Student from Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society

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