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  • How to adjust existing bylaws

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

    This tool shows topics that are commonly included in bylaws that comply with the Corporations Act (CA) and compares them to the new bylaw requirements under Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA).

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  • How to Get Ready for the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

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

    This seminar was presented to York Region Community Investment on June 21, 2013. At the end of the presentation there is a summary of mandatory, default, and alternate rules allowed by the ONCA as well as advice on drafting bylaws.

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  • How to Incorporate a Not-For-Profit Corporation

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Law Society of Upper Canada
    Author: Law Society of Upper Canada     Date: November 2016

    This How-To Brief outlines the steps to take to set up a not-for-profit corporation under both federal and Ontario legislation.

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  • How To Survive An Audit: Tips For NPOs And Charities

    Topic: Audits and Financial Reviews
    Organization: Borden Ladner Gervais
    Author: Camille Kam; Salvatore Mirandola & Victoria Prince     Date: July 5 2011

    If your organization is selected for an audit, the following tips may help to alleviate some of the anxiety, and mitigate some of the costs, associated with the audit process. Our comments, while directed towards NPOs, apply equally to charities and other organizations that may be subject to an audit in the future.

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  • Important Change to Recordkeeping Requirements for Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations That Own an Interest in Land in Ontario

    Topic: Directors
    Organization: Torkin Manes LLP
    Author: Linda J. Godel     Date: Dec 2016

    Effective December 10, 2016, every newly incorporated Ontario not-forprofit
    corporation is required to keep a register of the land in Ontario in which it has an ownership interest. Ontario not-for-profit corporations incorporated prior to December 10, 2016 will have two years to comply with the requirement to maintain a register. The land register must identify each property over which the corporation owns an interest and must indicate the date the corporation acquired the interest and, if applicable, the date the
    corporation disposed of it.

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  • Incorporating a Charity Using Pre-Approved Objects

    Topic: Registered Charities
    Organization: Ministry of the Attorney General
    Author: Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee     Date: July 2017

    This Bulletin is intended to explain when and how to apply directly to ServiceOntario using the pre-approved objects. For more detailed information on the incorporation of charities generally, please see the Not-for-Profit Incorporator’s Handbook on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website.

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  • Keeping Minutes: Getting it Down Right

    Topic: Directors & Membership
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Ryan M. Prendergast     Date: February 16, 2017

    This presentation covers: the purpose of keeping minutes, what to include in minutes, how to keep minutes, issues in minutes for board meetings, and issues in minutes for members’ meetings.

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  • Legal Risk Management Checklist For Ontario-Based Not-For-Profits

    Topic: General
    Organization: Carters Professional Corporation
    Author: Jacqueline Demczur & Terrance S. Carter     Date: November 2016

    The purpose of this legal risk management checklist is to provide a brief outline of some of the more important issues that directors, officers and/or executive staff of not-for-profits, whether incorporated or not, may want to consider in ensuring due diligence in their organizations’ operations.

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  • List of charities

    Topic: General
    Organization: Canada Revenue Agency
    Author: Charities Directorate     Date: July 2017

    The public can use the list to:

    • confirm if a Canadian charity is registered, revoked, annulled, penalized, or suspended to help guide their donation decisions
    • view a charity’s contact information, general activities, and financial information including the public portions of a charity’s annual information return

    Charities can use the list to:

    • confirm their registration for those that may require this information
    • review their contact information and the information filed on their annual returns to ensure it is accurate

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