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Everything a Society needs to know about the CRT - Vancouver

  • Alliance for Arts & Culture 938 Howe St Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9 (map)

Are you prepared to navigate the CRT? 

Under the new Societies Act, most disputes under the Societies Act and Cooperatives Associations Act will be going to the online Civil Resolution Tribunal. This workshop will help societies be prepared for this major change. Come learn about the steps involved with the CRT, what you can do to prepare your society, as well as recent proposed changes to the Societies Act.

City of Vancouver Bursaries:

If you are a registered non-profit society delivering community social services within the geographical boundaries of the City of Vancouver, you may be eligible to receive a bursary to assist you with all or part of the workshop registration fee.

To apply, send an email to: with

Subject line 'Vancouver Bursary'

and including the following information:

Name of Society

Where the Society operates

Kind of work performed or services offered

A link to the Society's website

You will receive a reply with a code you can enter when you register that will apply the bursary amount you have been awarded if any.

The Facilitator: Martha Rans

Martha is the Project Lead of the Law for Non Profits and the Legal Director of the Pacific Legal Outreach Society. She has been a lawyer for over 20 years. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in the legal needs of non-profits, charities, and digital creatives. She advises on charity law, incorporation, governance, privacy, employment, labor, health & safety and human rights. She spent 10 years as a labor employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. A recognized expert on the BC Societies Act, she has co-chaired the provincial Continuing Legal Education of BC Charities and Non-Profit Law since 2014. (