Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, New corporate non-profit acts, Non-Profits that are not registered charities
Here is an updated from Blumbergs Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) Suitcase . The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into force on October 17, 2011. Organizations now have less than one year to continue to the new act or face involuntary dissolution and if you are a charity then loss of registered charitable status. You might find the CNCA Suitcase a useful resource.
Industry Canada has placed over 500 pages of information on the new act on their website in over 70 different documents. We have tried to accumulate the information in one PDF document. For up to date information check the Industry Canada website. We have also placed a few pages on the CNCA from the Charities Directorate which are only relevant to registered charities under the Income Tax Act. This document may be helpful because it is easier to save a PDF to your computer or laptop especially if you will not have internet connectivity. Furthermore, one can word search (usually Control F) for words through the document. This document is not comprehensive and in the future we may update it.
We are providing additional information at http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/category/new_canada_not-for-profit_corporations_act_federal_corporations
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.