This page explains what to include in your annual return.
If your nonprofit is incorporated in Ontario, it has to file an Information Return and other forms annually. If you don’t, then your nonprofit could, for example, lose its nonprofit or charitable status.
Filing annual information returns
Nonprofits have deadlines to let the Government of Ontario know of changes to their board or letters patent. For example, if any of the following change:
- the nonprofit’s name or address
- the number of directors on its board
- the names and addresses of the directors on its board
If you are a charity, you have to tell the Canada Revenue Agency you changed your bylaws.
If you are not a charity, you have to tell the Government of Ontario only if the change in your bylaws also changed your letters patent.
If you don’t file what the Government asks you to file in time, the nonprofit or its directors can be fined. Keeping Your Corporate Records Up to Date (52:39) is a webinar that discusses government filings in greater detail.
Filing tax returns
Reviewed: March 18, 2020