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.

The ONCA does not apply to you if you are:

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 of your nonprofit’s current status, then follow the instructions on this page to find out.

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: 2023-08-30