Current and future rules for nonprofits


Current law…

Ontario’s Corporations Act (OCA), is in effect now.

For more information about the laws that apply to your nonprofit now see Current law.

A new law…

The Ontario government is modernizing the law that governs how nonprofits operate. Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, or the ONCA, will take effect in the future.

For more information about how to get ready for the ONCA see Future law.

The Ontario Nonprofit Network is advocating for the Act to be proclaimed as soon as possible and will continue to bring forward reforms to improve the ONCA following proclamation. For updates, visit:

Visit the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ ONCA site for a guide, default bylaw, transition checklist, and more. You can also access this information in French.

Reviewed: August 2017

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