Recent changes to Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act
In June 2023, the Government of Ontario updated Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) to make board and member meetings, and record keeping easier for nonprofits. These changes take effect on October 1, 2023. The changes say a nonprofit:
- can hold in-person, digital, phone, and hybrid meetings by default. And their members can also vote the same way. But a nonprofit can choose to change this in their articles or bylaws.
- does not need to include a location for online board or members’ meetings but they must include login and voting instructions.
- must allow for two-way communication at meetings. This means they cannot hold meetings via email.
- are allowed to give virtual access to their records to those who have the right to ask to see them.
COVID -19 online meeting rules extended again
August 25, 2022
The government is giving nonprofits more time to hold their board meetings or members’ meetings electronically. Nonprofits now have until September 30, 2023, to hold meetings online or by phone. They can do this even if their bylaws say they cannot. Scroll down for more information.