Notary Foundation

The Notary Foundation of British Columbia was established under the Notaries Act, Chapter 334 in July of 1985. The Foundation is the recipient of the interest which BC credit unions, Canadian chartered banks and trust companies must pay on clients’ funds when they are held in trust by a BC Notary Public.

The Notary Foundation receives and distributes the funds earned each year in accordance with its legislated mandate and the goals and objectives set by the Board of Governors. Most of the money is paid to the Legal Services Society, specifically to provide legal aid in the province. In addition, the Notary Foundation makes funds available to The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia to assist them in the education of members, applicants for membership, and the general public.

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