The Society is an incorporated and registered with the Government of the Northwest Territories Registrar of Societies in accordance with the Societies Act, R,S.N.W.T. 1988, c.S-11. YARS complies with the Act and two regulations made under that Act: the Societies Fees Regulations, R.R.N.W.T. 1990, c.21(Supp.), as amended from time to time and the Societies Forms Regulations, R-059-91, as amended from time to time. YARS is a not for profit organization.
All territorial societies in the Northwest Territories that are incorporated have to have articles of incorporation and bylaws. These two documents are available below in PDF format: