Category Archives: Corporate Legislation

COVID-19: Options for Corporate AGMs in Ontario

This entry is part 11 of 33 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

ONCA Targeted for 2020

On January 2, 2018, the Ontario Government website regarding “Rules for not-for-profit and charitable corporations” was amended to notify that the Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into force in “early 2020”. This announcement comes on the heels of changes to the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 which took… More

One month until the New BC Societies Act

Authored by Philip Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs The new British Columbia Societies Act (the “Act“) will replace the current Society Act on November 28, 2016. While it is, in many ways, similar to the outgoing Society Act, it also introduces a number of new changes. Some of the key changes have been reviewed in… More

Where Are You Incorporated?

By now, federally incorporated charities should be aware that there is an important deadline looming. Under the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”), federally incorporated charities must apply for a certificate of continuance by October 17, 2014 or risk dissolution and losing their registered status. CCCC has prepared a detailed… More