ONCA: Ontario's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Once in force, Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will provide a modern, legal framework for not-for-profit corporations, including charitable corporations.

It sets out how not-for-profit corporations in Ontario are created, governed and dissolved.

The government is fully committed to bringing ONCA into force at the earliest opportunity and will provide the sector with at least 24 months’ notice before proclamation. Existing corporations will have a three-year transition period once ONCA is in force and assistance will be available to ensure a smooth transition to implementation.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) can provide support to not-for-profit corporations preparing for ONCA. 

Note: ServiceOntario is responsible for processing applications for corporations including not-for-profit corporations.