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Common Questions

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

Last reviewed in April 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

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:

  • Societies Act FAQs, from the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society, has information on incorporating a non-profit society, managing a non-profit society, and dissolving a non-profit society.

Need more help? 

  • You may want to seek advice from a lawyer. Lawyer Referral Service, from Access Pro Bono, offers a free, brief initial consultation with a lawyer to determine your legal needs. If you would like further help from your lawyer, you can retain them at an agreeable rate of charge.
  • You can direct questions concerning Non-profits to Ask A Law Student from Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society

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