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ONCA – Overview

The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) has been introduced to the Ontario Legislature as a Bill, but has not yet been proclaimed (@ 2017). Changes are coming under ONCA, that will affect all FOCA member Associations incorporated in Ontario.

Once the Bill is passed,  according to the Ontario Nonprofit Network, “it will be two more years before the ONCA is proclaimed into law, and organizations have a further three year implementation period to become compliant with the new requirements. After that, they are deemed to comply (meaning ONCA provisions will override noncompliant by-laws).”


UPDATE – November 6, 2017 – from Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO):

New legislation proclaimed – On November 1st, 2017, the Ontario government passed Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017. {Note: The Act received Royal Assent on November 14, 2017 and is now in effect.} It includes some important improvements to the ONCA that the ONN, charity law lawyers and nonprofit organizations have been asking for. “Collaboration in action!” reports CLEO.

Please note: The following update is intended to give you an overview of the new legislation and how it may likely impact nonprofit organizations. Please consult your legal advisor and the Act in more detail to determine how your organization will be impacted by these provisions.

icon: magnifying glassRead background, and details about changes coming under ONCA that may affect FOCA member associations – including proxies, membership classes and timing for distribution of financial statementsONCA Highlights @ Sept.2017 (Members-only post)

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Michelle LewinONCA – Overview