October 19, 2021 will bring changes for both not-for-profit and for-profit entities in Ontario. First, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services will launch the OBR on October 19, 2021. Second, on October 19, 2021, and after more than 10 years, the ONCA comes into force. During that long wait, other Canadian jurisdictions have modernized their not-for-profit statutes. For instance, federally, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act came into force in 2011, and British Columbia’s Societies Act came into force in 2016.
Over eight months in 2010, the Ontario government consulted with not-for-profit organizations and their representatives on ways that the government could better support the NFP sector. "Participants advised on legislation, policies, structural issues and funding mechanisms. They also contributed ideas on how to better coordinate policy, research and communication with and for the sector."
Charity and non-profit lawyer Mark Blumberg offers a compliance checklist for Canadian charities via the GlobalPhilanthropy.ca charity assistance project.