How to Dissolve a B.C. Society

If your society has decided to cease operations, you may dissolve the society by filing a Dissolution by Request application.

Step 1: Pass an Ordinary Resolution

The members of the society must pass an ordinary resolution authorizing the dissolution of the society.

Step 2: Prepare a Copy of the Resolution for Filing

You will need to upload a copy of the ordinary resolution when filing the online dissolution application. Make sure the ordinary resolution is in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, .pdf.

Step 3: Prepare an Affidavit for Filing

The affidavit must be sworn by two directors (or one if the society has one) and must state that:

  • The society has no liabilities, or has made provision for their payment
  • The society has distributed its assets in accordance with the Act

The affidavit must be uploaded as part of the online Dissolution by Request application.

Step 4: Submit Documents Through Societies Online

After logging in to Societies Online, choose Dissolution by Request from the menu on the society’s dashboard page.

Note: If you are using Societies Online for the first time, you will be asked to create a BCeID account.

Effective Date of Dissolution and Notification

Dissolution is effective on the date set by the registrar once requirements are met and documents are filed.

The society will receive a certificate of dissolution confirming the dissolution of the society.

Notification of the dissolution of the society will be published by the registrar.