The Federal Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Resources and tools to help you transition

On October 17, 2014 the most recent Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the "Act") came into effect. While organizations should have transitioned by this point, this topic guide provides information that helps you understand the conditions of incorporation under the new act. 

Where to start: Resources from the CRA and Industry Canada

Articles on key issues 

With the breadth of information produced on the continuance issue from various sources, the list below highlights key issues outlined by legal professionals.

New corporate non-profit acts (Global Philanthropy blog digest)

Authored by Mark Blumberg this blog is a project of the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP and offers a breadth of information to charities on various legal and accountability issues related to not-for-profit incorporation. 

The Background paper on the CNCA (Corporations Canada)

Dealing with New Member Rights and Discipline Requirements under the CNCA and ONCA (Terrance S. Carter, LL.B. Canadian Society for Association Executives)

Tips and Traps for Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations ActPart 1 & Part 2 (Andrew Buck, The Strauss Blog)