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Service Nova Scotia - Co-operatives Branch

Co-operative: Special Resolution Filing (Approval)

Who Needs to File?
Special resolutions are required when co-operatives are borrowing money, changing by-laws, changing their objectives, winding up or selling property, or undertaking anything which is considered out of the ordinary and to which members of the co-operative should have input.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Co-operatives Branch
Service Nova Scotia
Where can you get this Approval 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.

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

Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)

Related Requirements:
The Co-operative must be in good standing, i.e. up-to-date with its annual filing requirements.
Additional Information:
Additional information, or assistance in preparing documents or reviewing operations, is 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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