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Step 1: Find out if the ONCA applies to your nonprofit

If you’re incorporated as a nonprofit under Ontario’s Corporations Act, then the Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) applies to you.

If you’re incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act or another law outside of Ontario, then the ONCA does not apply to you. This means you don’t need to make any changes to your articles and bylaws.

In most cases, the ONCA will also apply to nonprofits incorporated under other Ontario laws and statutes. For example, the ONCA will apply to horticultural societies and conservation authorities incorporated under other laws.

If you’re not sure whether the ONCA applies to your nonprofit, get legal advice.

If the ONCA applies to you, see Step 2.

Reviewed: February 18, 2020