New CNCA fees beginning in 2020 – excellent for increased transparency

Next year there will be slightly revised fees for certain services relating to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) ie. the Federal…

No updates with the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) at the moment

There are a large number of Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”).  As you may know, the Ontario government has…

Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg – April 2019

Here is our new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity,…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 (SOLD OUT)

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held again on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and…

When is the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) coming into force?

I recently wondered with this new Ontario government whether there was any change relating to the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  It…

Course – Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

We have created a course entitled "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course…

Ontario companies branch heavily backlogged

The Companies Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGS”) is very heavily backlogged at the moment. …

Why you should not be setting up an Ontario non-profit corporation under the OCA today

Even with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act ("ONCA") looming, we are still seeing recently incorporated non-profits that are set-up under…

Gail Picco’s article on the CWP decision

Recently author and fundraiser Gail Picco wrote an extensive article on the CWP decision entitled "How an Ontario Superior Court Decision Has…

Corporations Canada having public consultation on service fee changes affecting the CNCA etc.

Corporations Canada is looking at changing their fees in relation to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) as well as some other…

Great news from Corporations Canada on incorporations of Federal non-profits under the CNCA

​For those who read our blog you will know that we are very pleased with the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act…

Upcoming Blumbergs’ Events for 2018 – Bootcamp, T3010 and Receipting

Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will…

Corporations Canada has made a giant leap forward in increasing transparency of Federal corporations

As you probably know if you are interested in a Federal corporation (non-profit or otherwise) you can easily search the Corporations Canada…

Why US and other nonprofit organizations may wish to set up in Canada

In the past US and other charities had mainly looked to establishing a Canadian counterpart non-profit or registered charity when they thought that…

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…

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…