Wednesday June 22, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT
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Penticton Lakeside Resort 
Convention Centre & Casino
21 Lakeshore Drive West
Penticton, BC V2A 7M5

To book accomodation:                                      1-800-663-9400 or Email: Lakeside@rpbhotels.com 

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Bess Williams, Continuing Education Coordinator 
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC 

Space is limited so register early.  

There are only 12 seats available for the workshop.   


FCSSBC June 22, 2016 Workshop

"Societies Act Intensive: Your By-laws and Constitution" 

Are you concerned about how to prepare your organization to transition to the new Societies Act? Unsure of where to start or what to do? Do you need to examine your by-laws and constitution to see where changes may be required? 

Attend an intensive workshop with Martha Rans and volunteer law students to go through your by-laws and constitution and identify areas where you may need to make changes to ensure your compliance with the new Act.

In this small workshop (maximum 12 people) participants will work in small groups to examine their bylaws and constitution and identify areas that require changes. Participants will need to bring a copy of their by-laws and constitution with them and should be familiar with their contents. This workshop is appropriate for staff or board representatives to attend. 

Martha Rans has been a lawyer for more than 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities and digital creatives. She spent 10 years as labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. She has appeared before administrative tribunals, provincial and BC Supreme Court. She advises on all aspects of society governance and charity law, incorporation, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights. Her advice is practical and strategic, tailored to the needs of her clients.

Martha is an advocate for public legal education and information. She is the founder of the lawfornonprofits.ca a resource dedicated to the non profit sector. She is the Legal Director of the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society and co-chair CLEBC Charities and Non-Profit Law conference.


Please read the attached Payment and Cancellation policy prior to registering for the workshop.

Travelling far?  The FCSSBC Travel Subsidy is available for members to offset costs of member agency participation at conferences and general meetings, for those agencies whose geographic location and budget size make it unlikely that a representative would be able to attend a meeting.  The travel subsidy policy and application form are also available on the member's only section of the FCSSBC website http://fcssbc.ca/members-only/resources/