Recently, organizations in Ontario and BC have been asking us about transitioning to compliance with the upcoming Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and the new BC Societies Act. For many organizations (especially local clubs) this is the first time in many years that their governing … [Read more...] about Governing Documents: Separating Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, and Rules
Midnight on Friday, October 17 was the deadline for federally incorporated not-for-profit organizations to transition from old legislation (Canada Corporations Act) to new legislation (Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, or NFP Act). This date concluded the 3-year window given to all … [Read more...] about Sport Law & Strategy Group assists 75 sport organizations in their NFP Act transition
Four months ago in a blogpost we counted the remaining National Sport Organizations (NSOs) that had not yet transitioned to compliance with the new federal NFP Act. At the time, of the 59 organizations that are recognized as NSOs there were only 24 that had completed the continuance process. So how … [Read more...] about NFP Act transition… down to the wire… only two months left!
With 24 National Sport Organizations (NSOs) having transitioned to compliance with the new NFP Act, and more organizations in the process of completing the final steps of transition, now is a good time to review some of the tasks to which an NFP Act-compliant organization should turn its … [Read more...] about NFP Act After-Care – Tasks after Transitioning to Compliance
On October 17th 2011 the NFP Act (also known as the CNCA) came into force and required that every federally-incorporated not-for-profit organization transition to compliance with the new law – or face dissolution. With only six months to go, Carters (Canada's leading charity law firm) is reporting … [Read more...] about NFP Act transition… only six months left… are you on track?
What Documents Your Organization Needs to Keep and Who Can Access Them The new NFP Act requires that organizations maintain specific records and keep this information available at the Registered Office for easy access. Here are some checklists of what information an NFP-compliant organization … [Read more...] about Record Keeping Checklist Under the NFP Act