20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA

If you are an Ontario non-profit corporation under the OCA you might find our article on ONCA helpful: 20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With…

Options for dealing with ONCA for Ontario non-profit organizations under the OCA

There are over 50,000 Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act.  With the Ontario Government's recent announcement that the…

Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) “targeted” to be brought into force in early 2020

Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) was passed in 2010 and supposed to come into force in July 2013.  The Ontario government has announced…

New online service to order documents filed under the CNCA

Starting December 12, 2017, Corporations Canada will allow copies of documents filed under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act  (CNCA)…

Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) has passed and received Royal Assent today

As we have noted before the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) has passed and today it received Royal Assent.  It will make…

Ontario Changes Affecting Membership of Ontario Non-Profit Organizations under the OCA

The Ontario government has recently passed new legislation making certain changes to the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA).   The changes…

Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) has passed and awaiting Royal Assent

On November 1, 2017 the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) passed.  It  still requires Royal Assent before coming into…

Changes to the Ontario Corporations Act that will affect Ontario non-profits before ONCA applies

As we noted earlier on "Ontario government making changes to edge towards bringing in ONCA" article, the Ontario government has been working since…

Ontario government making changes to edge towards bringing in ONCA

The Ontario government is moving to pass the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017.  The Act does many things but importantly for Ontario…

Ontario Government Proposal to Allow Compensation of Directors of Charities Without Court Order

Here is Blumbergs' comments on the Ontario Government Proposal to Allow Compensation of Directors of Charities Without Court Order that…

Now easier for non-profit corporations to move from Ontario to Federal jurisdiction

The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) permits a not-for-profit corporation that is incorporated under another act (such as…

Service standards for Corporations Canada and the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”)

Corporations Canada has service standards for the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act ("CNCA").   For example, an online incorporation is 90%…

Corporations Canada is finalizing the dissolution of old CCA Federal non-profit corporations

Corporations Canada of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has been dissolving non-profit corporations that are under the Canada…

Final deadline for Canada Corporations Act transition to CNCA

On the Corporations Canada website there is a note "Final deadline to transition -  July 31, 2017 is the cut-off date to transition to the Canada…

More online filing options for CNCA -adding articles of amendment

The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act ("CNCA") which came into force in 2014 has generally been considered to be an excellent act to incorporate…

Fed up with ONCA yet? Consider skipping it altogether and moving to the Federal CNCA

For Ontario non-profit corporations the next few years will be challenging from a corporate law point of view. Here is our article "Fed up with ONCA…

Corporations Canada gives final final notice that non-profits must continue

A notice from Corporations Canada of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) entitled "Last chance for…

BC Societies Act now in force

British Columbia’s new Societies Act (the “new Act”), which replaces the previous Society Act (the “old Act”), was…

The Rodney Dangerfield of Canadian tax incentives

There is an amazing tax incentive available to Canadians.  Few people who are knowledgeable about charities want to discuss it. It just does not…

Recent changes to Corporations Canada CNCA documents

Corporations Canada recently implemented changes to a number of its forms on its website under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act…

20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA as We Go Into 2017

For some the mention of ONCA causes anxiety or anger.  Never fear - help is here!  Here are "20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA…

Copy of CRA’s Non-Profit Organization Risk Identification Project – Draft Final Report – July 2013

The NPORIP was a major initiative of the Federal government to look at the approximately 80,000 - 100,000 organizations that are non-profits but…

Industry Canada sends out thousands of final notices of pending dissolution to Federal CCA NPOs

Industry Canada has sent out notices to thousands of Canada Corporations Act (CCA) corporations warning them of their pending dissolution…

CRA revoking charities that are dissolved – is your charity active or dissolved?

I recently reviewed the CRA Charities Listing.  It appears that 62 charities have been revoked by CRA over the past 4 years purely because…