Incorporating as a society is also known as registering as a society. Your group will need to apply through the Government of Alberta’s Charitable Fundraising Act to incorporate/register. The Service of Alberta website (2013) states that “societies are formed by five or more people who share a common recreational, cultural, scientific, or charitable interest. A society may not incorporate primarily to carry on a trade or business.” Groups who meet this incoporation criteria may decide to incorporate for a number of reasons. Fundraising is often a reason as only incorporated societies can have members volunteer at a bingo or casino.
For further information on how to incorporate a society, please click here.