Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations

Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations

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  • October 15, 2019 - The Societies Act I
    October 15, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 29, 2019 - The Societies Act II
    October 29, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    - November 26, 2019 - Social Enterprise
    Geoff White, Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation
    Your society wants to initiate a revenue stream through a social enterprise. Know your legal obligations and limitations.

  • November 12, 2019 - CANCELLED
    November 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 26, 2019 - Social Enterprise
    November 26, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • January 14, 2020 - The Societies Act I
    January 14, 2020
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • January 28, 2020 - The Societies Act II
    January 28, 2020
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • February 11, 2020 - Volunteers and the Law
    February 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 10, 2020 - Conflict of Interest & Board of Directors Legal Roles and Responsibilities
    March 10, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 2, 2020 - Charity Status & the Income Tax Act (Virtual)
    June 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 16, 2020 - Non-Profit Start-Ups (Virtual)
    June 16, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come and learn about your legal obligations and how to minimize your risks as a Not for Profit in this new series funded by the Law Foundation of BC.

Sessions

November 26, 2019 – Social Enterprise
Geoff White, Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation
Your society wants to initiate a revenue stream through a social enterprise. Know your legal obligations and limitations.

January 14 & 28, 2020 – Societies Act I & II
Paul Wood, QC
*Please note the January sessions will be offered from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Societies Act workshops will be split into a 2-part series covering the following topics:
  • Becoming a society under the Societies Act
  • Fundamental documents, your Constitution and Bylaws
  • Membership
  • Board of Directors
  • Office and Records
  • Financial obligations
  • Obligations under the Societies Act
  • Policies or Bylaws
  • Key risks
  • Charitable status, a brief overview
  • Dealing with disputes, a brief overview

March 10, 2020 – Conflict of Interest and Board of Directors Legal Roles and Responsibilities
Sasha Platz and Jane Otterstrom, Touchstone Law Group


UPDATED DATES:
June 2, 2020 – Charity Status and the Income Tax Act (Virtual)
Johnathan Arkle, Doak Shirreff & Sinead Scanlon, BDO
Learn about what constitutes charitable status and the effects that obtaining such a status might have on your organization including how it applies to your organizations responsibilities, your organization’s activities, and how it affects how your organization is treated under the Federal Income Tax Act.

June 16, 2020 – Non-Profit Start-Ups (Virtual)
Johnathan Arkle, Doak Shirreff
Learn what is required to create a not-for-profit organization and the factors that you should consider, the questions you should ask and the professionals you should engage.


The Lawyers

Paul Wood, QC
Paul has over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. He has supported boards, as senior staff, and served on boards. Paul was Executive Director, Legal Education Society of Alberta from 2008 through his retirement in 2013, having previously served as Director, Continuing Education from 1990. Paul is Past-President of the International Association for Continuing Legal Education, serving on its Executive Committee from 2000 to 2006, and as President from 2005-2006. He has served on a variety of boards since he retired to the Okanagan. Paul worked with Law for Non-Profits during the transition to the new Societies Act and is committed to capacity building in the not-for-profit sector. Paul was appointed Queen’s Counsel, Province of Alberta, in 2012.

Johnathan Arkle
Johnathan Arkle is an Associate with Doak Shirreff Lawyers. He works with attention to detail and a keen awareness of the complexities that are inherent with many business and employment relationships. He is experienced in non-profit organizations and charities and considers it important that his clients see his involvement in their matters as value-added, often able to help with creative solutions to challenging and complex circumstances. .He is proud to be the fourth generation of an Okanagan based family with a history in the forestry industry.
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