Resources and tools to help you transition
On October 17, 2014 the most recent Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (the "Act") came into effect. While organizations should have transitioned by this point, this topic guide provides information that helps you understand the conditions of incorporation under the new act.
Where to start: Resources from the CRA and Industry Canada
- Transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) (CRA) - the general portal to information produced by the CRA on continuance.
- Completing Form 4031, Articles of Continuance (CRA) - highlights the sections that are of particular importance for registered charities.
- How to Avoid Common Deficiencies in Form 4031 (Industry Canada) - a great tool to assess your form prior to submission.
- Continuance (transition) checklist (CRA) - outlines the documents a registered charity must submit to the CRA to notify them of a completed transition.
- The Form 4031 for your quick reference.
Articles on key issues
With the breadth of information produced on the continuance issue from various sources, the list below highlights key issues outlined by legal professionals.
New corporate non-profit acts (Global Philanthropy blog digest)
Authored by Mark Blumberg this blog is a project of the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP and offers a breadth of information to charities on various legal and accountability issues related to not-for-profit incorporation.
The Background paper on the CNCA (Corporations Canada)
Dealing with New Member Rights and Discipline Requirements under the CNCA and ONCA (Terrance S. Carter, LL.B. Canadian Society for Association Executives)