Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act

The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are modern, flexible and better suited to the needs of today's not-for-profit sector.

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.

Changing By-laws

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


Guides, policies, forms, fees, service standards and other helpful information

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