Monthly Archives: April 2020

COVID-19: Alberta Suspends In-Person Meetings under Societies Act

This entry is part 15 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

On April 9, 2020 Alberta issued a Ministerial Order that provides the following administrative relief for organizations incorporated under the Societies Act: Obligations to hold in-person meetings are suspended (s 25 Societies Act) but nothing in the suspension precludes a society from holding a remote meeting using video or teleconferencing… More

Coalition Seeks Leave to Intervene

The Canadian Council of Christian Charities is joining with the Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) and the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) in applying for leave to intervene in the Aga case. The case began when five members of St. Mary’s Cathedral were expelled over an investigation into alleged heresy… More

COVID-19: Churches, Gathering Limits & Virtual Worship

This entry is part 13 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

The combination of closing “non-essential workplaces” and limiting how many people can gather for a service has left some churches wondering if church facilities can be used for virtual worship purposes during this time of self-isolation. In Ontario, CCCC has confirmed that yes, places of worship can broadcasting service while… More

COVID-19: Corporations Canada Extends Return Deadlines

This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

In light of COVID-19 related challenges, Corporations Canada has extended annual return deadlines. Federally incorporated businesses, not-for-profit organizations and cooperatives whose anniversary date is between February 1 and June 30 now have until September 30, 2020 to file their annual return. Normally, corporations are required to file their annual return within 60 days of their anniversary date…. More

COVID-19: Options for Corporate AGMs in Ontario

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

Ontario On March 31, 2020 the Ontario government issued an Emergency Order that Allows all corporations under the Corporations Act and the Business Corporations Act to hold meetings of directors, shareholders and members virtually (electronically or by phone) Extends the timeframe by which corporations must hold Annual General Meetings (AGMs)… More