Update on the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations (CNCA) and when it will come into force

The update on the CNCA is that there is no update.  On February 16, 2011 Marcie Girouard, Director General of Corporations Canada, and Coleen…

Industry Canada releases Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Regulations with Executive Summary

On February 26, 2011, Industry Canada published the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Regulations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.…

Corporations Canada free information session on the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – TO

Are you a Federal non-profit corporation currently under the Canada Corporations Act?.  If so in the next 3 years after the new Canada…

New T1044 Form – Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return and Guide for Canadian non-profits

The CRA has revised its T4117 Income Tax Guide to the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return and the T1044 Form - Non-Profit Organization…

Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) Receives Royal Assent

The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010.  Here is a copy of the Explanatory Notes and the Ontario…

helping those who help others: Bill 65 (Ontario Not-for-Profit Corp. Act, 2010) – McMillan note

Here is a note by Wayne D. Gray and Lydia Wakulowsky of McMillan on Bill 65, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010.  It provides a…

CNCA – Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act – draft regulations and consultation on regulations

Industry Canada last week released draft regulations for the CNCA, the new Federal non-profit act.  There is also a “Notice from the…

Free Archived Webinars 24/7 on Canadian charity law and compliance issues – by Mark Blumberg

Here are some archived webinars on charity compliance issues for Canadian registered charities.  These webinars which are now archived were…

Official Notice of Fee Proposal For Services under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA)

Here is the “Official Notice of Fee Proposal For Services under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act”.  This notice which is…

Objects and Activities of Canadian charities – CRA discusses importance when registering charity

The CRA discusses questions including 1.What is meant by broad and vague objects? 2.What is the problem with broad and vague objects? 3.Is there a…

BC Society Act review in 2010 – comments requested by April 2010

Here is a link to a PDF document from the BC Ministry of Finance on the BC Society Act Review http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/society_act_review.pdf The…

Transitioning from the Canada Corporations Act to the New Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

After the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act comes into force (probably around 2011) Canadian federal charities under the Canada Corporations…

Can a Canadian charity under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act have no members?

No.  The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act requires that corporations have members however the board of directors and the members can…

Will the New Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act limit foreign activities by Canadian charities?

I am not even going to try to answer this issue.  I tried before to deal with Subsection 16(3) and got the answer wrong.  I am excerpting a…

When will the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act come into force and we can start using it?

The New Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act while passed has not come into force yet.  The experts best guess (see Wayne Gray below) is early…

New Federal Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act Receives Royal Assent June 23, 2009

The new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act has just received royal assent on June 23, 2009.  The act has yet to be proclaimed in force and…

Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations – moves forward

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology presented a report on the Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and…

Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act – Fourth Time Lucky? Will Canada get a new fed corporate law?

The Canadian parliament is once again considering passing the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.  If it is passed it will affect 19,000…

Highlights of the New Proposed Canadian Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NFPC)

Industry Canada on June 13, 2008 has introduced Bill C-62 - a new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFPC) to replace the Canada Corporations…

Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFPC) – New Act if passed will affect Canadian charities

It looks like Industry Canada will be making a second attempt to pass a new federal non-profits act to replace the Canada Corporations Act.  It…