Student Legal Help Service 

CLEO is planning a legal help service to start in the fall of 2015. Nonprofits that have questions about the ONCA will be able to receive answers from law students, supervised by experienced charity lawyers.

We are looking for more organizations to participate in testing this service in May, 2015.  We especially want any of the following:
  • organizations in remote areas
  • volunteer-led organizations with no staff
  • organizations with vulnerable people as voting members
  • organizations that already have basic knowledge of the ONCA (for example, have already participated in CLEO’s webinar ONCA Basics). 
Participation would involve no more than three to four hours of your time and your organization could benefit from this early help. If you are interested in participating, email

ONCA Update

We are still waiting for the technical amendments bill related to the ONCA to be introduced. For the latest information on the timing of the ONCA, please check the Ontario Government website.

Meanwhile, you can use CLEO’s tools to learn about the ONCA and Get Ready for the ONCA.

Charity and Nonprofit Law Events

April 14, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT, Toronto: Blumbergs’ law firm presents Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2015. Cost $185. Register here

April 15, 2015, 1 - 2 pm EDT, webinar: Imagine Canada, with partners Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network and the Sustainability Network, invite staff to register with a board member for their Public Policy Roadshow. The webinar will cover political activities reporting, the federal lobbyist registration, and engagement in the 2015 federal election. Free. Register here.

April 16, 2015, 1 - 2 pm EDT, webinar: Imagine Canada presents Holding Board Meetings 101 with Theresa Mann of Carters Professional Corporation. Free. Register here.

May 13, 2015, 9 am - 12 noon EDT, Toronto: Blumbergs’ law firm presents Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits. Cost $125. Register here.

May 13, 2015, 1- 4:30 pm EDT, Toronto: Blumbergs’ law firm presents Fundamentals of Receipting by Canadian Charities. Cost $125. Register here

July 15, 2015, 12 noon - 1 pm EDT, webinar: Canadian Charity Law Association presents Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so how? Free. Register here

September 9, 2015 at 12:00 noon EDT, webinar: Canadian Charity Law Association presents Growing up and becoming Canadian - Ontario (OCA) to Federal (CNCA) continuance and select CRA issues with continuance. Free. Register here

ONCA Basics Webinar

Looking for an introduction to the ONCA for your networks or member organizations? We can provide a free speaker for your 30 to 60 minute webinar or telephone meeting if you expect a minimum of 30 registrants.   

The presentation will be an updated version of our archived webinar, New Rules for Ontario Nonprofits - ONCA Basics, and can include a question and answer session. Email for more information and include the dates you have in mind.


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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