ONCA

March 12, 2013

Charity Village article on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf recently posted an article on Charity Village providing some comments and information regarding the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA).

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March 03, 2013

Ontario Trillium Foundation article on Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

Mark Blumberg’s OTF article on Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

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February 14, 2013

New Transparency in Ontario for Non-Profits to be released in next few months

I have been concerned that it is not easy for people interested in Ontario non-profit and charity sector to obtain information on Ontario non-profit corporations.  With the Federal government the information is available online and free.  I have been requesting from the Ontario government a list of Ontario corporations, to publish the list, and to make it easier for the public to verify if an organization is an Ontario corporation.  I recently received an e-mail from the Ontario Ministry of Government Services.  They advised “when the new Ontario Business Information System (ONBIS) is launched (tentatively scheduled for July 1, 2013), most of the data you are requesting will be available to the public online and free of charge.  Fundamental information about a corporation such as the name, corporation number, date of incorporation, type and status will all be available.  The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 is currently targeted to come into effect at the same time as the new ONBIS system.” Making some basic information from the ONBIS system available to everyone free of charge is a small but important step in assisting Ontario non-profits with the ONCA.

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February 05, 2013

Mark Blumberg’s OTF article on Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

Here is my article on the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) that I prepared for the Ontario Trillium Foundation blog http://www.scribd.com/doc/124033018/Opportunity-Knocks

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December 10, 2012

Ontario government uploads information on ONCA including transition checklist

The Ministry of Consumer Services’ has added some information to their website on the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 including a glossary of key terms, an FAQ and a basic transition checklist.  There is more information that is yet to come such as the regulations, a revised non-profit incorporators handbook etc.

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September 27, 2012

Should Ontario non-profits be worrying about the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)?

In this article we discuss “Should Ontario non-profits or charities be worrying about the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)?”  The short answer is: probably not.

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September 27, 2012

Delay of 6 months in implementation of Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”)

The ONCA received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010.  It has not yet come into force.  The Ontario Government was targeting implementation of the ONCA for January 1, 2013.  Today the Ontario Government announced that their target date for implementation has changed to July 1, 2013.  The Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) and the Ministry of Government Services (MGS) are working on the ONCA.

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September 04, 2012

Should the ONCA date of proclamation be delayed beyond January 1, 2013?

The ONN recently called for a delay in the implementation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) which is currently expected to be brought into force on January 1, 2013.  I personally think that we should get on with the new ONCA and not delay its implementation any more.  The ONCA will bring a modern framework for governance to Ontario non-profits.  A lot has happened since the 1950’s and it will be helpful to bring our corporate non-profit legislation into the 21st century.

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July 16, 2012

Ontario Government releases outline of proposed regs under Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

The new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is targeted to be brought into force by the Ontario government January 1, 2013.  Both the Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) and the Ministry of Government Services (MGS) will share responsibility for the administration of the ONCA   MCS and MGS have just posted outlines of the regulations that will be needed under the ONCA.  MCS and MGS are asking for comments on the outlines.  These outlines are not the regulations and they don’t yet provide the details of what will be in the regulations.  These ministries are providing the public with the opportunity to provide comments.  Comments need to be made by August 31, 2012.

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July 16, 2012

Background Information on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (2010) (ONCA) released

The Ontario government has released Background Information on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (2010).  In the background they note that the “ONCA is targeted to come into force on January 1st, 2013”.

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June 20, 2011

Ontario’s new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)- additional information from Ontario government

The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services has recently updated its website pages on the new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 with a small amount of information on the act.  The new act will be of interest to Ontario non-profit corporations but will probably only be proclaimed in late 2012.  We are anticipating that in the future the Ontario government will provide information and resources to non-profits on the new act.

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October 25, 2010

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 Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

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May 12, 2010

Bill 65, Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 - will affect 55,000 Ontario non-profit corporations

The Ontario government introduced Bill 65, Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (Ontario), 2010.  This act will replace the Ontario Corporations Act which deals with non-profit corporations.  The bill passed first reading today.  Some of the bullet points sound interesting - will have to review the bill.  Here is a copy of the bill:  Bill_65,_Not-for-Profit_Corporations_Act_(Ontario),_2010.pdf
Here are some of my updates on the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and the federal Canada Non-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/index.php/blog/category/new_canada_not-for-profit_corporations_act_federal_corporations/

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