Transparent Lobbying: New Thresholds for Non-Profits – Webinar

Join us for a discussion on new lobbying protocols required of your organization. Martha Rans, PLEO Director of Programs, will guide participants through new changes to the Lobbyist Transparency Act that came into effect on May 4, 2020. The new regulations remove previous thresholds used to determine what non-profits are required to report, and how often. Find out how to navigate these new regulations in order to avoid implications for your business during this period of transition.
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martha ransMartha Rans
Director of Programs, Legal Director 
Pacific Legal Education and Outreach, Artists’ Legal Outreach

Martha Rans is a lawyer specializing in the legal needs of non-profit societies as well as many visual and multimedia digital 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.  Founder and  Legal Director of Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society home of the Artists Legal Outreach and Law for Non-Profits.

What you will learn

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Learn new protocols around reporting lobbying activities
  • Determine what is still required for you to report, and what is not
  • The difference between lobbying and advocacy
  • Learn about potential implications the revised BC Lobbyist Transparency Act could have for their business, and how to navigate those

Who should attend

Executive Directors, senior leaders, board members, government representatives, not-for-profit, and funders, anyone who report activity to the BC Government

Start and end dates

June 30, 2020 - June 30, 2020


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST


Free for members and for non-members


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