Module 1: Board Role Descriptions
Dec 13, 2022
A Board of Directors for a not-for-profit society in B.C. is made up of a minimum of three (3) members, at least one of which must ordinarily be a resident of British Columbia. While the B.C. Societies Act does not stipulate a maximum number of board members, the B.C. Societies Act model bylaws recommend three (3) to 11 board members. Numerous other governance best practices (e.g., Canadian Sport Governance Code) recommend a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of 15 board members, with other leading practices citing seven (7) to 11 members as the ideal number.
This module contains templates for various Board positions, applicable to a club, association, or other not-for-profit organization in British Columbia. It is recommended to be modified as desired by the organization and Board but also be updated as the laws and regulations of the B.C. Society Act evolves.