Whether you are a non-profit or charity, if you are a CNCA corporation you have certain obligations to comply with


There are about 30,000 Federal non-profit corporations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”). About half are “non-profits” and about half are “registered charities”.

This course will focus on the corporate aspects of having a non-profit under the CNCA. This will be applicable to both non-profits and registered charities, but it will not cover the Income Tax Act (Canada) regulatory requirements for non-profits and registered charities..

This course covers:

  • Different Non-Profit Types
  • How do you know that you are under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA)
  • Background on the CNCA
  • Governing Documents
  • Organizing Documents
  • Members, Directors and Officers
  • By-laws
  • Operating under the CNCA
  • Soliciting Corporations vs. Non-soliciting
  • CNCA Filing Obligations
  • AGMs
  • CRA Filing Obligations (NPO vs. Charity)
  • Biggest Mistakes

This course is for directors, officers, employees and volunteers with CNCA corporations. It is not intended for groups that are under the Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act or OCA or other provincially incorporated non-profit corporations.