Posts Tagged ‘Ontario Not‑for‑Profit Corporations Act’

Update on Not‑for‑Profit Legislation

April 11th, 2014 by Shelina Ali

The deadline for federally incorporated non-profit organizations to continue under the Canada Not-for‑Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) is approaching quickly. Federally incorporated organizations have until October 17, 2014 to make the transition.  Failure to transition to the new legislation means dissolution.

To transition, federally incorporated non-profits will need to prepare and file Articles of Continuance, Notice of Initial Directors, and Notice of Registered Office, with Industry Canada.

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Non-profit law: ONN asked. Government listened

March 28th, 2013 by Brian Iler

Breaking news.

For some time now, Ontario Nonprofit Network has been highly critical of the as‑yet unproclaimed Ontario Not‑for‑profit Corporations Act. The Ontario Government hadn’t listened much.

Until now.

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ONN requests delay of proclamation of Ontario Not for Profit Corporations Act

July 12th, 2012 by Iler Campbell LLP

On Monday, the Ontario Nonprofit Network sent a letter to Minister Best, the Premier and Minister Sousa requesting a delay of the proclamation of Ontario Not‑for‑Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) which is currently scheduled for January 1, 2013 to come into effect January 1, 2016. The letter argues that the Act will do serious harm to the operation of not‑for‑profit organizations and the communities they serve and that the costly and complex transition to the new act is ultimately unnecessary. We agree and hope the McGuinty government gets the message.

Read the letter here (pdf). Read more about the act and its impact on ONNs site. See our previous coverage of the ONCA here.

New Ontario Not-for-Profit Act Update

May 25th, 2012 by Brian Iler

From Wednesday’s Ministry advisory committee meeting:

  • Target proclamation date is January 1, 2013.
  • Incorporation will be available on line and instant – This is great news. The current process involves weeks long waiting periods.
  • A Guide to the new Act, transition checklist and default bylaw will be available this summer. (We’ve had substantial input into the drafting of these.)

We’ll keep you updated with new news as we hear it.

ONN Asks the Minister of Consumer Services to Make Amendments to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

December 6th, 2011 by Iler Campbell LLP

The Ontario Nonprofit Network writes, in a press release:

The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is due to be proclaimed in the fall of 2012. However, many organizations in the nonprofit sector will have great difficulty using the Act and face the risk of it destabilizing the governance mechanisms of their organizations. We believe that our proposed amendments to the Act, as outlined in the attached brief (pdf), will make it a model piece of nonprofit corporate legislation.

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Brian Iler joins the Ontario government’s Advisory Committee on the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

June 16th, 2011 by Iler Campbell LLP

It’s been almost exactly a year since we last wrote about the Not‑for‑Profit Corporations Act, 2010. This time we’ve just a quick note to let you know that Brian has joined the Ontario government’s new Advisory Committee on the Not‑for‑Profit Corporations Act, 2010. He will be representing the Center for Social Innovation.

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