Corporations Canada has made it easier for Alberta non-profit corporations under the Societies Act (Alberta) and New Brunswick non-profits under the Companies Act that wish to move to the Federal Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”). They have also made it easier for CNCA corporations to move to the BC Societies Act and the New Brunswick Companies, although this will probably not affect many groups.
The Ontario government passed the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) in 2010. It was originally expected to come into force in 2013, but it has been delayed a number of times. In December 2017, the Ontario government announced that it was "working to bring ONCA into force as early as possible, with a target of early 2020."
Corporations Canada has introduced a number of new online services for federal corporations, including those incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. Not-for-profit organizations may...