ONCA delayed

Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) will not take effect for at least two years, until:
  • Ontario’s Legislative Assembly passes a number of technical amendments to the legislation and related acts
  • The government upgrades technology to support these changes and improve service delivery
The government has promised to give at least 24 months’ notice to the nonprofit sector before the ONCA takes effect. Existing corporations will have three more years, starting from the date the ONCA takes effect, to make any changes to their incorporation and other documents to ensure they comply with the ONCA.
Meanwhile, you can use CLEO’s tools to learn about the ONCA.

The Ontario government remains “fully committed to bringing ONCA into force at the earliest opportunity...”

Most organizations should not make changes to comply with the ONCA yet, as the proposed amendments, if passed, will change some details.

New ONCA resources

ONCA By-laws Review
On this webpage, an Ottawa-based volunteer shares his recommendations and tools for preparing a small nonprofit for the ONCA. While these resources aren’t part of the Get Ready for the ONCA project and haven't been legally reviewed, they may help you outline steps and a timetable to identify the changes the ONCA will require.

Charity and nonprofit law events

October 22, 2015 12:00-1:00 pm Webinar
Canadian Charity Law Association presents lawyer Mark Blumberg speaking on Top 10 Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities.  Free. More information and registration here.
October – December, 2015 Webinars on various dates:
Imagine Canada hosts a series of webinars on board and member meetings presented by Carters Professional Corporation.  Free.  Register here for one or all of the dates.
  • Board Meetings 101: Avoiding Directors’ Tribulations - October 29, 1:00 -2:00 pm
  • Members Meetings 101: Avoiding Members’ Machinations - November 26, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Meeting Minutes 101: Getting it Down Right & Keeping it There - December 10,  1:00-2:00 pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015 8:30 am-3:30 pm, Mississauga, ON:
The 22nd Annual Church & Charity Law Seminar is presented by Carters Professional Corporation. $35.  Register here.
Thursday November 26, 2015 12-1 pm Webinar
Canadian Charity Law Association presents lawyer Richard Bridge speaking on First Nations and Philanthropy.  Free. More information and registration here.



About Get Ready for the ONCA

Get Ready for the ONCA is a CLEO project that supports nonprofit organizations as they prepare for the ONCA. CLEO produces clear, accurate, and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Get Ready for the ONCA:
  • shares existing resources about the ONCA
  • produces helpful new tools and checklists
  • develops webinars and other educational events

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