Industry Canada starts sending out default notices under the CNCA

May 24, 2013 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: Canadian Charity Law, Transparency, New corporate non-profit acts, Non-Profits that are not registered charities

Corporations Canada, under Industry Canada, has started sending out default notices to organizations that are under the new CNCA but have not filed their Form 4022 - Annual Return.  The Annual Return is quite easy to complete. Here is a link">">link to it.

Here is the notice from Industry Canada with names removed:

“Annual Filing In Default
Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)
The above-mentioned corporation is in default of filing its 2013 annual return which was due to be filed between 2013-01-24 and

Failure to file an Annual Return may result in the dissolution of the corporation. Dissolution terminates the existence of a corporation and can have serious legal repercussions, particularly if the corporation is a registered charity under the Income Tax

File ONLINE (and pay less)- filing fee is $20.
Visit and choose “File an Annual Return.”
File by EMAIL, FAX OR MAIL- filing fee is $40.
Download Form 4022 -Annual Return from our website in PDF format or contact us. Email the completed form with credit card information to . Fax the completed form to 613-941-4803 with credit card information or mail it with credit card information or with a cheque payable to the Receiver General for Canada.


The corporation must keep the information regarding its registered office address and its board of directors up-to-date.

Visit the “Search for a Federal Corporation” section of our website to verify the corporation’s information and consult “Your Reporting Obligations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)” to find out how to file these changes.”

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