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27 May

Court Finds Not-for-Profit Unfairly Terminated Co-President’s Membership

Monday, May 27, 2024Clifford S. Goldfarb, Lynne WesterhofBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and CharitiesNot-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

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When the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) and Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (Ontario) (“ONCA”) were...

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8 Dec

Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent: Fewer Non-Profit Filings, Easier Social Company Continuances

Friday, December 8, 2023Clifford S. Goldfarb, Heather Keachie, Lynne WesterhofBusiness Law, Corporate Law, Non-Profit and CharitiesBill 139, Social Clubs

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Ontario’s latest piece of red tape reduction legislation has received royal assent, with amendments intended to reduce...

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2 Nov
14 Oct

Ontario Business Registry: Moving Businesses Online

Thursday, October 14, 2021Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather KeachieBusiness 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

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

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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

Thursday, November 12, 2020Clifford S. Goldfarb, James M. Parks, Heather KeachieNon-Profit and Charities, Corporate LawNot-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA), Business Corporations Act, Ontario

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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, Ontario Corporations Act, Non-Profit and Charities, Corporate LawSocial 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. GoldfarbOntario Corporations Act, Non-Profit and CharitiesOntario

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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. ParksNon-Profit and Charities, Corporate Law

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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. GoldfarbNon-Profit and Charities, Income Tax Act, Corporate Law, Ontario Corporations ActCanada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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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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