Not-for-profit corporations

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Not sure if all not-for-profit corporations are the same? Read on to find everything you need to create and operate a not-for-profit corporation, or incorporate now.

Operating a federal not-for-profit corporation

Creating a not-for-profit corporation

What you have to do and how to do it.

Next steps following incorporation

You're incorporated, but now what?

The directors

The roles and responsibilities of the corporation's directors.

The members

The rights and responsibilities of the corporation's members.

Corporate records and filing obligations

Maintaining corporate records and how to keep your corporation in good standing.

Financial statements and review

Understand the requirements for a public accountant and the level of financial review for your corporation.


Creating and changing the rules that govern the internal management of your corporation.

Changing the structure or nature of the corporation

Making major modifications to your corporation or its activities.

Services, fees and turnaround times

A full list of our services, how much they cost and how long the process takes.


Tools and information.

Final deadline to transition

July 31, 2017 is the cut-off date to transition to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. For more information, see our notice or contact us.

Transitioning to the new Not-for-profit Corporations Act

All corporations incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II need to make the transition to the new law.

Canada Corporations Act, Part II

Until the Canada Corporations Act is repealed, corporations can still operate under this legislation.

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