Corporations Canada will begin issuing to Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act non-profit corporations Notices of Intent to Dissolve if the CNCA non-profit corporations have not filed their corporate Form 4022 – Annual Return in three years in a row or more. Under Section 222 of the CNCA, Corporations Canada can provide 120 days’ notice to a delinquent non-profit to file their Annual Return and if the Annual Return is not filed within 120 days, the system will automatically dissolve the corporation.
When ordering corporate documents from Corporations Canada, it now appears that additional documents are available. It used to be listed only the documents from the Incorporation under the CNCA or continuance to the CNCA. Older documents under the Canada Corporations Act were not listed. Now the older documents under the old Canada Corporations Act are listed.
According to data obtained from Corporations Canada, as of September 1st, only 1,663 out of approximately 25,000 corporations have made the corporate changeover to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act . Recognizing that many of these corporations are inactive, that still leaves thousands of corporations to continue by the October 17, 2014 deadline.