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The New Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Charities and Not-For-Profit Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Rideau & St. Lawrence Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
M5H 2T6
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Canada's new legislation governing federally incorporated non-share capital corporations was proclaimed in force late last year. It introduces a host of advantages as well as enhanced members' rights and imposes a number of new rules on federal not-for-profit corporations. This seminar will focus on the practical steps that such corporations need to take now to ensure that they comply with the new Act within the required three-year time period, including approving new articles and by-laws that meet their needs and those of their stakeholders. Among the issues to be discussed are the following:

  • Overview of the new Act and the formal steps that need to be taken to continue under the Act
  • Recommendations on developing and implementing your plan to continue your corporation under the new Act and to obtain the requisite member approval
  • Special considerations for not-for-profit corporations that are also charities
  • Key differences between the federal Act and the not yet proclaimed in force new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 to assist those corporations who may be considering migrating from the federal to the provincial regime, now a possibility under the new regulatory regime


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am   Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am Presentation and Q&A


This event has passed - registration is closed.  

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.