About the Directors of a Society
A director is an individual (not an organization or corporation) who meets specific qualifications and is responsible for the management of a society. An individual who applies to incorporate a society may become a director but this is not a requirement.
An ordinary society must have at least three directors and at least one of the directors must be resident in B.C.
A member-funded society needs only one director, and the director does not need to be a B.C. resident.
A director must be qualified under the Societies Act and the bylaws of the society.
Generally this is an individual (not an organization or a corporation) who
- Is at least 18 years of age (younger directors may be permitted under certain conditions)
- Capable of managing their own affairs
- Is not undergoing bankruptcy
- Has not been convicted of fraud or corporate offence within the last five years
- Meets any additional qualifications noted in the society’s bylaws