Tag Archives: Ontario

Ontario Churches & Re-Opening Guidance

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

Effective Friday June 12, 2020 all places of worship in Ontario could open at 30% capacity. Initially, the only guidance available was from Workplace Safety and Prevention Services: Guidance on Health & Safety for Places of Worship. You can also find this document on the Ontario listing of Sector-Specific Guidance page; scroll to the… More

Church Doors Are Opening!

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

Exciting announcements have been made this week about places of worship! Ontario announced that all places of worship across the province can re-open to 30% capacity, Alberta announced it was removing gathering restrictions on places of worship, and both Saskatchewan and New Brunswick recently increased worship gathering size. As governments… More

COVID-19: Ontario Allows Drive-in Worship Services

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

On May 16, Ontario amended its emergency order to allow drive-in worship services. This brings Ontario in line with other provinces, including Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia which both already permit drive-in services. New Brunswick has guidelines for outdoor religious services and British Columbia has never prohibited worship services, but has… More

COVID-19: A Call to Include Religious Organizations in Re-Opening Plan

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

Provinces across Canada are beginning to ease restrictions, lift lockdowns and take steps to restore economic, social and public activities. CCCC, Christian Legal Fellowship and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, have written a joint letter to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford, calling for religious organizations to be part of that province’s… More

COVID-19: Accessing Restricted Funds – Clarifications from the Ontario Public Guardian & Trustee

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series COVID-19.

In an earlier post, we shared the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee’s (OPGT) temporary guidance for accessing restricted funds. Since then, a number of questions have arisen and the OPGT has provided a list of six Q&A’s to help clarify a number of situations. These are reproduced below. Question regarding… More

“Beyond Early 2020” for Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Authored by Deina Warren, Associate Director, Legal Affairs The long-awaited Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act, 2010, SO 2010, c.15 (ONCA) will now be launched “beyond early 2020” according to the province’s ONCA webpage. ONCA is intended to modernize the legal framework governing not-for-profit corporations, including registered charities, and up until recently, the… More