Societies may, if permitted by their bylaws or if all members are in agreement, hold an AGM by means other than in-person in order to comply with any Health orders to limit gatherings. NOTE: Corporate Registries will not be dissolving any societies for failing to file their Notices of Directors and financial statements due to their inability to hold an AGM because of the COVID-19 health emergency.
Incorporation imposes requirements and responsibilities for an organization. An incorporated society's actions are bound by its bylaws and the Societies Act. The Act also requires a society to hold an annual general meeting, and to file financial statements and lists of directors with the Registrar of Societies (Corporate Registries).
The activities of an incorporated society and the conduct of its members are not regulated. The Registrar of Societies enforces registration and filing requirements, but does not resolve conflicts between members or between a society and other parties.
You can search for business names (sole proprietorships) and partnerships, territorial and extra-territorial corporations, non-profit societies, co-operative associations, and other entities registered in the Northwest Territories online using the Corporate Registries Online System. Basic information such as the legal name, status, and type of organization is available free of charge. A full entity profile including scanned copies of documents filed by the organization can be accessed for a fee.