Societies and Cooperative Associations
Societies and cooperative associations disputes can be about BC societies that are incorporated with the BC Corporate Registry, and housing and community service cooperative associations.
The CRT can’t resolve disputes about other types of cooperatives, unincorporated societies, societies incorporated outside BC, or “for-profit” societies.
Our Solution Explorer is the first step in the CRT application process. It’s free, anonymous, and confidential.
The Solution Explorer asks simple questions about your dispute. It gives you free legal information and tools based on your answers. It also classifies your dispute and gives you the appropriate online application form.
To apply, choose “Make a claim with the CRT” when asked what you’d like to do about your dispute.
Before making a CRT claim, you should read about limitation periods and what they mean. The limitation period will be counting down while you use the Solution Explorer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get legal advice about societies and cooperative associations?
You may want to get professional advice to understand your rights and resolution options. Resources for help with societies and cooperative associations disputes include:
Who can represent a society or cooperative association in a CRT dispute?
Societies and cooperative associations are incorporated entities. Under the CRT Rules, an incorporated entity must be represented in a CRT dispute by a director, officer or authorized employee.