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 website. This gives you lots of information on Federal non-profit corporations including the name, Corporation Number, Status, which corporate legislation governs, their registered office address, names and addresses of directors, the minimum and maximum number of directors, the last filing date of a corporation, whether filings are overdue, the history of the corporate names, as well as what corporate documents have been filed like Articles, By-laws, Financial Statements etc. You could always request copies of documents and Corporations Canada was quite efficient in returning them within a day or two. However, now Corporations Canada has made it even easier for you by making many of the listed documents available instantly.