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How to create a society

  1. What is a society?
  2. Apply for name approval
  3. After the society name is approved
  4. Submit the society incorporation documents and fee
  1. What is a society?

    A society is a not-for-profit corporation created by a group of 5 or more people who share a common interest, such as:

    • recreation;
    • culture;
    • science;
    • community;
    • social activities; or
    • charity.

    A society is often referred to as a non-profit or not-for-profit entity. This means it can be created for any lawful purpose other than carrying on a business for profit. Any money a society raises has to benefit the community as outlined in the society's purpose. Funds cannot benefit a society director or a member.

  2. Apply for name approval
    1. Choose a name for your society that follows naming guidelines and regulations.
    2. Review the guidelines and regulations on choosing a society name.
    3. Fill out the application for name reservation.
    4. Submit the application with the $40 fee. You can pay:
      Online: Yukon Corporate Online Registry (YCOR)
      Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      In person or by courier: 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2N1
      Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-393-6251
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Corporate Affairs (C-6)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     

  3. After the society name is approved
  4. Submit the society incorporation documents and fee
    1. Gather and submit the following for your application package:
      • Application for incorporation of a society;
      • Certificate of name reservation; and
      • the $30 fee.

     

    1. Submit your application package.
      In person or by courier: 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2N1.
      Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Fax: 867-393-6251
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Corporate Affairs (C-6)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

If you have questions email corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5314, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 extension 5314.