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Co-operative:  Special Resolution to Change the Name

Who Needs This Registration?
Any Co-operative wishing to change its name.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Co-operatives Branch
Service Nova Scotia
Where can you get this Registration and / or further information?

Inspector of Co-operatives
Co-operatives Branch
Location: 9th Floor, Maritime Center
1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1529,
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y4

Tel: 902-424-7770
Toll Free: 1-800-225-8227
Fax: 902-424-4633


Application Forms & Process:

Special resolutions require a vote by the membership at a meeting conforming with the Co-operative Associations Act and the by-laws of the co-operative. It becomes effective only when approved by the Inspector of Co-operatives.

Prior to passing a special resolution the proposed name should be reserved by the Registry of Joint Stock Companies. After the name is reserved the members must pass the special resolution to change the name of the co-operative.

The Secretary of the co-operative completes the appropriate forms and forwards them to the Co-operatives Branch. Once approved they are filed with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stock Companies. When completed a copy of the approved documents are returned to the registered office of the co-operative by the Co-operatives Branch.

You can download forms from the Registry of Joint Stock Companies website.
Waiting Period:

5 business days after submission to receive an approved document and new certificate
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)

Price: (No tax is charged)
$62.30 (payable to the Inspector of Co-operatives) plus Related Requirement fee (see below)
Related Requirements:
Appropriate fee for the NUANS System name search ($53.09 + hst = $61.05 for an Atlantic Provinces' search or $66.30 + hst = $76.25 for a Canada-wide search)
Additional Information:
Additional information, or assistance in preparing documents or operations, are available from the Co-operatives Branch.
Legislative Authority:
Co-operative Associations Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 98, amended 2001, c. 41, ss. 1-23.  

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