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Access to Records and Record Keeping with PLEO

Access to Records and Record Keeping

Gain confidence around best practices of handling organizational data and records.

Are you aware that members of your Society now have a right to access the Official records of the Society? Do your members know that their contact information can be shared with other members? If this is news to you then this workshop is for you.

In this workshop you will learn about the Access to Records provisions of the Societies Act and the requirements of the Personal Information and Privacy Act (PIPA).

Learning Outcomes:

Come away from this workshop with the ability to:

  • Identify the record keeping requirements outlined in s. 20 (1) and (2) of the Societies Act.
  • Design your own Access to Records Policy and Privacy Policy
  • Effectively respond to someone’s request for record

Suggested Participants:

This workshop is suitable for all non-profit leaders.

Program Benefits:

An approachable introduction to the legal requirements of record-sharing provided by experts in the field.

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Martha Rans

Martha Rans is a lawyer specializing in the legal needs of non-profit societies, charities, co-operatives, as well as many artists. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997 and spent 10 years as a labour employment and human rights lawyer/mediator with the BC and Ontario governments. She is a recognized expert on both Canada’s Copyright Act as well as the BC Societies Act. She advises on copyright, charity law, incorporation, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights and is an advocate for public legal education and information. Martha is the Founder and Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society, home of the Artists Legal Outreach and Law for Non-Profits.


Sep 20 2023


9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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