New Ontario Business Registry (OBR) launched today

The Ontario government has launched a new modern Ontario Business Registry system today, October 19, 2021.  The new Ontario Business Registry offers…

The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) has officially launched

The long-delayed Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”) has officially come into force today, October 19, 2021.  ONCA provides a…

New forms for new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) released

The new forms for the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) were released on October 18, 2021.  ONCA and the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR)…

New Ontario Business Registry (OBR) launches along with ONCA on October 19 – get your company key

With the launch of the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR) in Ontario on October 19 you should obtain your company key.  Also, those Ontario…

CRA Letter dealing with Non-profit organizations and business activities, reserves and dealing with non-members

Here is a CRA's letter 2019-0825751E5 Whether a NPO has a profit purpose -- Section 149(1)(l) (1) dealing with Non-profit organizations and business…

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.…

How engaged are Canadian registered charities in this election?

I was asked the question "How engaged are Canadian registered charities in this election?" by a journalist and to be honest, I had to say I have no…

Notice from Service Ontario about filings under OCA as ONCA is being launched

We received a notice from Service Ontario relating to filings prior to ONCA coming into force on October 19, 2021.  Essentially any filings done by…

Update for Online Filings with Corporations Canada under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”)

Corporations Canada recently announced that they have taken 2 additional security measures to ensure the accuracy of the information about federal…

Ontario government announces that ONCA and Ontario Business Registry will be launched October 19, 2021

It took many years but finally, it looks like new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and the Ontario Business Registry will be launched on…

Good news for Alberta and New Brunswick non-profits that wish to move to the Federal Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”)

Corporations Canada has made it easier for Alberta non-profit corporations under the Societies Act (Alberta) and New Brunswick non-profits under the…

New Ontario Business Registry

I recently received this note from the Ontario Government when I signed up for a mailing list relating to the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR)…

The new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) is targetted now to come in later this year

I was in a session with the Ontario government today related to user feedback for the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR).   In that session, they…

Registered Journalism Organizations (“RJO”) Updates

The 2019 Federal Budget introduced income tax measures to support journalism, which created a new qualified donee category, the Registered Journalism…

Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) consultation launched by Innovation, Science and Industry until July 30, 2021

The CNCA came into force in 2011.  It is a really good corporate act that is being used by thousands of Canadian non-profits and charities.  The…

Ontario publishes regulations for new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) – will it be brought into force on July 1?

A number of regulations for the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) have been published today in the Ontario Gazette.   This raises the…

Update on ONCA – launch will be when new Ontario Business Registry (OBR) is ready

I asked MGCS for an update on ONCA and received the following on May 5, 2021:   We are targeting to proclaim ONCA as soon as possible and will…

Ontario Corporation Act non-profits can continue to hold virtual meetings till December 31, 2021

The Ontario government is providing some temporary legislative changes to the Ontario Corporations Act such that irrespective of your governing…

Successful finish for Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2021 (Online)

On April 21, 2021 we had our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2021.   It is the second Boot Camp that we have conducted online and our tenth…

In 2021 T3010s will be due within 6 months of the end of a charity’s fiscal year, unlike 2020.

In 2020 CRA gave an extension to many charities to deal with the unexpected events around COVID.  In 2021, unless the situation changes drastically,…

Blumbergs’ Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Budget 2021 relating to charities, transparency and other issues

As we noted previously the Federal Government has launched pre-budget consultations for the 2021 Federal Budget.   Here is the Blumbergs' Pre-Budget…

Ontario consultation on ONCA and Ontario Corporations Act

I am not sure how many people are aware but the Ontario government is doing a consultation on the Ontario Corporations Act and ONCA. The deadline for…

Reminder from Corporations Canada re: AGMs in 2021 for CNCA corporations

Here is a reminder we just received from Corporations Canada relating to AGMs in 2021 for CNCA corporations and that they can be done virtually,…

Some quick stats on the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”)

Did you know that there are: 31,462 active CNCA corporations (As of September 1st 2020) 3,364 incorporations last year alone:  (Fiscal year…