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 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.”