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  • The In’s and Out’s of the CNCA and the ONCA for Churches

    Topic: General
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Terrance S. Carter     Date: 2013

    This seminar was presented to the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec on June 15, 2013. It includes information of interest to religious corporations and details on member rights and remedies.\

    Disclaimer: In 2018, the Government of Ontario made changes to the ONCA. As a result, some of the information in this resource is out of date. To learn more see here.

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  • The New Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – questions for directors to ask

    Topic: Directors & General
    Organization: Chartered Professional Accountants Canada & Torkin Manes LLP
    Author: Linda J. Godel     Date: 2013

    Lawyer Linda J. Godel of law firm Torkins Manes LLP prepared this eight-page article for the Chartered Accountants of Canada in June 2013. The article summarizes key areas of the ONCA and suggests questions and actions for directors to consider as they prepare.

    Disclaimer: In 2018, the Government of Ontario made changes to the ONCA, including membership and voting rights. As a result, some of the information in this resource is out-of-date. Learn more here.

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  • The Purpose and Effect of a Realistic Quorum

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Miller Thomson LLP
    Author: Brenda Taylor     Date: October 2006

    When preparing or reviewing by-laws, reviewing corporate records or providing guidance to not-for-profit and charities, the following questions are frequently asked: what are the statutory requirements? what are our recommendations? what do we do if quorum is not met at any meeting?

    The following are sample statutory requirements (scroll down to p.5)

     

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  • Why Do We Need Members? We Have a Board…

    Topic: Membership
    Organization: Miller Thomson LLP
    Author: Robert Hayhoe     Date: June 17 2016

    Our incorporated charity and non-profit clients often wonder why they need members. The short answer is that all Canadian non-profit corporate statutes of general application require members.

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  • Why Jurisdiction Matters to Corporate Finances: CNCA vs. ONCA

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

    This February 2013 article focuses on audit and financial review provisions in the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and the ONCA. CNCA applies to corporations that are incorporated federally.

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  • Why Shouldn’t All Our Meetings be In-Camera?

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Miller Thomson LLP
    Author: Hugh Kelly     Date: September 2006

    With the growing, and now almost universal, awareness that the directors are and must be accountable for their actions, comes the desirability of making sure that directors’ meetings are open and welcoming to any who chose to attend. This in turn calls for a reasoned articulation as to what are acceptable reasons for excluding others from such meetings, that is, conducting private or in camera meetings.

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