Current law

This page explains what you will find in this section of the website.

The Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) is not expected to come into force for at least another 2 years. In the meantime, nonprofits that are incorporated or looking into incorporating under Ontario’s Corporations Act (OCA) should understand the laws that apply to them. These resources are not up to date for federal corporations.

If you don’t know if and where you are incorporated, here are some ways to find out.

If you want a crash course in nonprofit law, we suggest these resources.

If you’re not incorporated under the OCA, the pages below may help you understand the options for your organization and possible next steps.

If you are incorporated in OCA, the pages below may help you learn about the laws that currently apply.

If you want to know how we developed these pages, visit Our approach.

Reviewed: August 2017