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  • CRA letter on required retention period of books and records

    Topic: Registered Charities
    Organization: Blumberg Segal LLP
    Author: Mark Blumberg     Date: June 22, 2015

    CRA recently released a letter discussing the required retention period, according to the Income Tax Act (Canada) for the books and records of a corporation (non-profits and registered charities), including the required retention period for a corporation that has dissolved.

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  • Default bylaw rules

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

    This section explains some default rules in Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Act, 2010 (ONCA). These rules appear in the ONCA legislation, but they will apply to your organization only if your articles or bylaws don’t override them.

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  • Demande de copies de documents corporatifs

    Topic: General
    Organization: Corporations Canada
    Author: Corporations Canada     Date: Fevrier 11, 2016

    Cette page liste les différents types de documents corporatifs, ci-dessous, sont déposés auprès de Corporations Canada et comment obtenir des copies.

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  • Directors’ and officers’ indemnification and insurance: 20 questions for directors

    Organization: Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
    Date: 2017

    Serving as a director of a publicly listed corporation exposes an individual to a myriad of potential liabilities imposed by federal and provincial legislation and common law. Make sure you and your fellow board members and officers are protected.

    Topics include:

    • fiduciary duty and duty of care
    • other statutory liabilities
    • elements of a proper indemnification and insurance program
    • corporation’s bylaws pertaining to indemnification of directors and officers

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  • Do We Have to Put All That in the Minutes?

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Miller Thomson LLP
    Date: May 2011

    This article offers greater detail on the content that is required to be included, and what is discretionary.

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  • Does Being an Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporation Mandate Audited Financial Statements

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Torkin Manes LLP
    Author: Dianne Hajdasz & Linda J. Godel     Date: February 2016

     Given that many (although certainly not all) not-for-profit corporations (“NFPs”), both charitable and non-charitable, have a December year end and are preparing for their year end financial reporting, we thought it timely to provide a reminder about the financial disclosure requirements contained in their governing corporate legislation.

     

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  • Establishing a Canadian Non-Profit or Charity – Avoiding practical, legal and ethical problems

    Topic: Registered Charities
    Organization: Blumberg Segal LLP
    Author: Mark Blumberg     Date: November 7, 2008

    This presentation covers: doing good outside charity realm; structuring your organization; incorporating and organizing a charity; applying for charitable registration; operational issues. It does not consider Canada’s Not-For-Profit Corporations Act. As a result, some information in this resource is out-of date.

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  • FAQs

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

    These are frequently asked questions about the ONCA and about the Get Ready for the ONCA project.

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  • Getting it down right and keeping it there

    Topic: Directors & Membership
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Ryan M. Prendergast     Date: December 10, 2015

    Join Ryan Prendergast (of Carters Professional Corporation) for a one hour webinar to review minute taking requirements for members’ and director’s meetings, together with best practices in keeping minutes. This presentation addresses issues arising from taking minutes, and tips to prepare clear minutes for all board meetings and members’ meetings. Examples of issues covered in this webinar include: What should be included in the minutes and what should be left out? Should in camera minutes be kept and if so by who? Should members have access to minutes of board meetings? How long to keep minutes? Should directors keep their notes of meetings?

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