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  • Bill 85 to amend Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

    Topic: General
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Theresa L.M. Man     Date: 2013

    This June 2013 article discusses the amendments bill that includes technical details about the ONCA. The article recommends that organizations who wish to collapse membership classes consider doing so before the ONCA comes into force.

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  • Board Meetings 101: Avoiding Directors’ Tribulations

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Imagine Canada
    Author: Theresa L.M. Man     Date: 2016

    This one-hour webinar was presented by lawyer Theresa Man of Carters LLP in 2016, on behalf of Imagine. It gives information on directors’ meetings under the new rules.

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  • Books and Records for Charities: Part I (An Introduction)

    Topic: Audits and Financial Reviews & Registered Charities
    Organization: Drache Aptowitzer
    Author: Alexandra Tzannidakis     Date: 2013

    This November 2013 article is Part I of three articles on the requirements for Canadian charities to keep adequate “books and records”.

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  • Books and Records for Charities: Part II (How to Actually Keep Records)

    Topic: Audits and Financial Reviews & Registered Charities
    Organization: Drache Aptowitzer
    Author: Alexandra Tzannidakis     Date: 2013

    This November 2013 article is Part II of three articles on the requirements for Canadian charities to keep adequate “books and records”.

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  • Bylaw basics

    Topic: General
    Author: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)     Date: May

    This resource is an introduction for those new to bylaws and governance documents. It covers what bylaws are, how detailed they should be and how to draft them. It summarizes the differences between articles, bylaws and policies and procedures.

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  • Canada Revenue Agency’s Guidance: How to Draft Purposes for Charitable Registration (CG 019)

    Topic: Registered Charities
    Organization: Iler Campbell LLP
    Author: Ted Hyland     Date: 2013

    In this web article, Ted Hyland of law firm Iler Campbell LLP comments on the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) July 2013 policy guidance on how to draft purposes clauses for charitable registration. CRA asks that purposes include the category of charitable purpose, the means, and the group intended to benefit from the organization’s charitable programs. The author gives examples of how this might be achieved and may be helpful to Ontario charities thinking of submitting new articles to CRA as a result of the ONCA.

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  • Changes re: directors

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
    Author: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)     Date: May 2014

    This resource outlines what the ONCA changes mean for directors.

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  • Changes re: financial reviews and audits

    Topic: Audits and Financial Reviews
    Organization: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
    Author: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)     Date: May 2014

    This resource explains how the ONCA changes affect organizations’ financial reviews and audits.

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