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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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  • Changes re: meetings and votes

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

    This resource outlines what the ONCA’s guidelines are for member meetings and votes.

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  • Changes re: members

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

    This resource discusses changes to defining member classes and member rights under the ONCA changes.

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  • Changes re: public benefit vs. non–public benefit corporations, charities

    Topic: General & Registered Charities
    Organization: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
    Author: CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)     Date: May 2014

    This resource outlines the ONCA’s different classifications for non-profits, including the new category; public benefit corporations.

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  • Charity & NFP Legal Check-Up: 10 Tips for Effective Legal Risk Management

    Topic: General
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Jacqueline Demczur & Terrance S. Carter     Date: Feb 23 2017

    Charities and not-for-profits (“NFPs”) face increasing challenges in delivering their services to the public, in part because of a more litigious society, as well as an increasingly complicated regulatory environment in which to operate. In facing these challenges, charities and NFPs need to be familiar with an array of legal requirements.

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  • CharityLaw.ca

    Topic: General
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Carter's law firm    

    This website from Carter’s law firm provides information on legal issues of interest to charities and nonprofit organizations both in Canada and internationally. Resources specifically on the ONCA are listed separately in this directory.

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  • Choosing a lawyer

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

    If you have decided to pay for a lawyer to help you prepare for Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA), these steps can help you evaluate potential lawyers.

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  • Choosing a membership structure

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

    This resource outlines the pros and cons of different membership structures in light of the ONCA’s provisions.

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  • Complaining About Charities

    Topic: Audits and Financial Reviews
    Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General
    Author: Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee     Date: July 2017

    From volunteering time to a community organization to donating money for charitable causes, Ontarians contribute generously to charity. Occasionally, people have concerns about the way a charity uses its property. This guide is intended to explain how to make a complaint about a possible misuse of charitable property.

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  • Corporate Record Keeping

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Miller Thomson LLP
    Author: Brenda Taylor     Date: May 2003

    Directors, officers and members are the people who are responsible for either making the decisions, generally managing a Corporation and/or electing its Board. Proper approvals must be obtained and documented. While
    Directors and Members may be the same people, they have different responsibilities and are subject to different legal requirements depending on the role. In order to maintain corporate records efficiently,we suggest a plan…

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