Columbia Basin: East and West Kootenay Hubs for SOCIETIES Act Transition
Law For Non-Profits has created Societies Act Transition Hubs to support smaller and rural non-profit societies. In the West and East Kootenays, two Transition Hubs are supported by the Columbia Basin Trust and have been established to serve Non-Profit Societies in the Columbia Basin regions.
Select the hub below that is responsible for coordinating workshops and mentors in your area, and register to receive further information. Your contact information will be sent to the relevant Hub Coordinator who will respond directly to you.
East Kootenay Hub
For Societies in the East Basin and East Kootenay Area. Register your Society and the East Kootenay Hub Coordinator will follow up with you. You will be sent updates and information throughout the transition period and will have access to trained law students for any questions your organization has about compliance with the new Act.
West Kootenay Hub
For Societies in the West Basin and West Kootenay Area. Register your Society and the West Kootenay Hub Coordinator will follow up with you. You will be sent updates and information throughout the transition period and will have access to trained law students for any questions your organization has about compliance with the new Act.
Information CLINIC: Ask a Law Student
If your Society has a transition question after attending a workshop session, you can send your question via our Contact Us form to a law student at the information clinic. The information clinics are supervised by the LFNP legal supervisor and administered by volunteer law students.
Please be patient. Response time depends on volume of requests and the availability of the volunteers.
Each hub will provide access to volunteer mentors who deliver a facilitated workshop created by LFNP to support the transition process. The workshops are two hours long, with a detailed presentation in the first hour, followed by discussion in the second hour. Workshops will be scheduled on an as-needed basis, and you will be contacted by local hub coordinators when sufficient number of registrants are signed up.
In order to attend Free workshops organized by the Hub, you must register with the Hub Coordinator as an eligible organization in the Columbia Basin Catchment area.
This also gives you access to the Information clinics that may be offered as from time to time, and access to the trained law students who can answer questions pertaining to your Society's Transition to the New Act.