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

Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) provides 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.

ONCA is not expected to come into force before 2016.

Existing not-for-profit corporations will have a three-year transition period once ONCA is in force.

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.