Societies Act and regulations (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2017-10-13 to 2017-12-14.

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Results at a glance

The Department of Community Services invited societies and general members of the public to provide their feedback on their experience with the Societies Act and Regulations.  

We heard back from over 90 people:

  • At least 55 participants at two open houses and focus group events in Whitehorse
  • Seven participants during three conference calls with Watson Lake and Dawson City
  • 30 written submissions

Stakeholders identified where and how they had difficulty with the legislation and offered areas on where the legislation could be improved. Their feedback focuses on eight general themes. The department is reviewing all of the feedback received and considering it as we begin drafting a new Societies Act and regulations.  

What was this engagement about?

The Government of Yukon would like to modernize the regulatory structure that societies operate in to better meet present and future needs. We are inviting society members, law firms and the public to provide their input on key issues regarding the existing Societies Act and regulations. We are also seeking input on how to streamline processes while maintaining transparency and accountability. 

How will my input make a difference?

Sharing your experience will help us better understand societies’ overall needs and concerns as we move towards modernizing this legislation.

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