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22 Nov

The ONCA at one month: the good, the bad, and the frequently misunderstood

Monday, November 22, 2021Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather Keachie, Christine JubianBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and CharitiesNot-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

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The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “ONCA”) came into effect as of October 19, 2021, and there are a number of misconceptions about its effect on existing corporations incorporated under the...

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14 Oct

Ontario Business Registry: Moving Businesses Online

Thursday, October 14, 2021Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather Keachie, Christine JubianBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and CharitiesNot-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA), Ontario Business Registry

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On October 19, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”) will open the online Ontario Business Registry (“OBR”). The registry will 

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19 Aug

SPECIAL RELEASE Re Proclamation of Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (Ontario) (the “ONCA”) ONCA will be proclaimed October 19, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather Keachie, Christine JubianBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and Charities

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The Government of Ontario has just announced that the ONCA will be coming into effect on October 19, 2021. The lengthy delay since...

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12 Nov

Preparing for the ONCA

Thursday, November 12, 2020Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather KeachieCorporate Law, Non-Profit and CharitiesOntario, Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA), Corporations Act

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The Not-for-profit Corporations Act (Ontario) (ONCA) that we have been waiting for since 2010 is likely going to come into effect on January 1, 2021 or shortly thereafter. When it comes into effect...

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21 Jun

Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

Thursday, June 21, 2018Clifford S. GoldfarbBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and Charities, Ontario Corporations ActSocial Clubs

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Transition Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

There are 148 share capital social clubs currently in existence in the province of Ontario[1]. These are non-profit companies with...

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21 Jun

Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

Thursday, June 21, 2018Clifford S. GoldfarbNon-Profit and Charities, Ontario Corporations ActOntario

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Transition Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010. There are...

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19 Dec

Now in Effect: Amendments to Ontario Charities and Not-For-Profit Laws

Tuesday, December 19, 2017Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. ParksCorporate Law, Non-Profit and Charities

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On November 14, 2017, Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 ("Act"), received Royal Assent. The Act brings much needed reform to the...

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28 Aug

Registering a Charity in Canada

Monday, August 28, 2017Clifford S. GoldfarbCorporate Law, Non-Profit and Charities, Income Tax Act, Ontario Corporations ActCanada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

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The number of charitable organizations registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is close to 90,000. This includes large public organizations in the health and arts field, local service groups and private or family foundations. In order to be registered as a charity, an organization...

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