Recent changes to nonprofit law

Posted
January 4, 2018

A new law, Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 is changing parts of Ontario’s Corporations Act (OCA) and the future Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). 

Visit the “Recent changes” section on CLEO's Get Ready for the ONCA website to see how Bill 154 affects your nonprofit, and what changes you can make now. 

Note: We have not yet updated the “Future law” section of the website which deals with the ONCA. Stay tuned for updates to that section. 

Government announces target date for ONCA


The government has said they are working to bring the ONCA into force as early as possible, with a target of early 2020. This gives not-for-profit corporations at least 24 months’ notice before the ONCA comes into force.

Most nonprofits should not make changes to comply with the ONCA yet. Some details may change when regulations are published.

About Get Ready for the ONCA


Get Ready for the ONCA is a CLEO project that supports nonprofit organizations as they prepare for the ONCA. CLEO produces clear, accurate, and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Get Ready for the ONCA:

  • shares existing resources about the ONCA
  • produces helpful new tools and checklists
  • develops webinars and other educational events


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