If you want to change your society’s bylaws, you'll need to pass a special resolution with your members and file your new bylaws with the registrar (see section 19 of the Societies Act).
Find sample bylaw sets
We have 3 sample bylaw sets you can use:
- A basic set, which gives you options to choose from;
- A best-practices set, which contains everything required by the Act, as well as best-practices; or
- A set for member-funded societies, which we do not recommend unless you have decided to convert to a member-funded society. Find out about member-funded societies.
You may also choose to create your own bylaws or customize the sets we have. If you do that, you might want to consult with the societies advisor or a lawyer for guidance.
Pass a special resolution
Once you have decided on a set of bylaws to adopt, you need to pass a special resolution. You need to give your members notice of your intention to pass a special resolution to change bylaws. Check your old bylaws to see how much notice you need to give.
We recommend filing this form online using the Yukon Corporate Online Registry (YCOR). The cost to file online is $20 and we'll file the form immediately.
Submit a paper filing
You can also download and fill out the form and submit copies in person, by mail or email to Corporate Affairs.
- Bylaws alteration (Form 9) - $40