About us

About CLEO

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) produces clear, accurate, and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Visit for more information.

About the Nonprofit Law Ontario project

Nonprofit Law Ontario is a project of CLEO working with the Ontario Nonprofit Network to support nonprofits as they prepare for the ONCA. This website also contains a section devoted to some of the most common questions about what nonprofits need to do under Ontario’s Corporations Act. The project focuses on the needs of small and medium-sized charities and public benefit organizations.

We’ve rebranded!

We are now known as Nonprofit Law Ontario. Our site began in 2013 to help nonprofits “Get Ready for the ONCA”. We added content on other nonprofit law topics over the years.

CLEO’s funding for the ONCA content has ended but we are exploring options to maintain our nonprofit law content. We will do our best in the interim to respond to inquiries. We thank the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services for their financial support over many years.

Can the Nonprofit Law Ontario project give us legal advice or review our bylaws or articles?
No. We cannot comment on specific situations or review documents for individual nonprofits.

Our partners and funders

CLEO sincerely thanks the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services for financial support of this project.

Our partner, the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), began asking the government in 2007 for help in supporting the public benefit sector as it adjusts to the ONCA. The Nonprofit Law Ontario project is one result. The ONN continues to monitor implementation of the ONCA.

For the history and current status of requests to change the ONCA, visit the ONN site.

Reviewed: 2020-03-26