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Five (more) ways to make governance accessible under ONCA
Post | Benjamin Miller | June 7, 2024

About a year ago, I wrote about a few ways to make governance more accessible under Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) on my LinkedIn. It was prompted by questions I was being asked in ONCA related workshops I was delivering. Recently, I had the privilege to learn more about this topic from Wendy Porch, Executive […]

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Our Work: Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

Nonprofits have until October 19, 2024 to comply with ONCA The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) was proclaimed on October 19, 2021. To learn more about what you might need to change, visit Nonprofit Law Ontario. It may affect your nonprofit in many important ways, such as: ONN continues to advocate for:  ONN provides legal information […]

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ONCA: Taking ownership of the transition process
Post | Benjamin Miller | December 13, 2021

Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) took effect on October 19, 2021. Nonprofits who are subject to ONCA have until October 18, 2024 to transition to the new rules. 

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ONCA update
Post | The ONN | September 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has introduced motion #89 in the Legislature. This motion extends the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) by another year, until December 2021. This was necessary because legislation is automatically cancelled if it does not take effect in 10 years, and the ONCA was passed in 2010 so would be cancelled if it was not proclaimed […]

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Letter to Minister Tracey MacCharles re: delay in ONCA
Publication | The ONN | February 13, 2018
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Our Work: Regulatory environment

Regulatory environment It’s time for a regulatory environment that considers the unique work and circumstance of nonprofits The nonprofit sector is unique in its model, makeup, and impact on communities. Yet its regulatory environment does not necessarily take that into account.  Regulatory frameworks steeped in dated narratives of the sector should not control and direct […]

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A million thanks to ONN’s outgoing executive director
Post | Kavita | March 25, 2024

This week ONN says goodbye to Cathy Taylor, our long-time, well-respected, and passionate executive director.  As Cathy moves on to her next role as President and CEO of Lawson Foundation, I wanted to reflect on what ONN has become under Cathy’s leadership. Cathy has spent the last twelve years building ONN from a resourceful start-up […]

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Celebrating ten years with a new vision for ONN’s future
Post | Cathy Taylor | March 5, 2024

ONN’s early story began in 2007 when a creative and intrepid group of cross-sectoral nonprofit leaders recognized that there was a gap in Ontario’s nonprofit sector. It appeared no-one was paying attention to public policy issues affecting all nonprofits across the province – and decisions were being made that affected how the sector operated, was […]

A new ONN era begins with the launch of Nonprofit Law Ontario
Post | Cathy Taylor | February 6, 2024

ONN is so excited to share that Nonprofit Law Ontario is now a project of ONN. The timing couldn’t be better as ONN celebrates our tenth anniversary of incorporating as a nonprofit organization on February 11, 2024! This story begins when the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) was first introduced. We often refer to it […]

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Our Work: Nonprofit Law Ontario

What is NPLO? Nonprofit Law Ontario (NPLO) is a project through which ONN provides legal education and training for public benefit nonprofits. This project was initially launched by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) in 2013, and transferred to ONN in 2024. Nonprofit Law Ontario creates sector-driven collective solutions that help nonprofits and charities meet their […]

Three myths that hold nonprofit boards back from building community wealth
Post | Benjamin Miller | April 4, 2023

Community wealth building (CWB) means doing local economic development in a way that keeps resources local and distributes those resources equitably. Nonprofits engaging in CWB can use it as an important tool to pursue economic and racial justice.  Nonprofits can do CWB in many ways including revenue-earning activities, investing their savings locally, purchasing from local […]

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What happened in the Legislature
Page | February 23, 2022

Ontario government reconvened the Legislature on February 21, 2023 after conducting province-wide Budget 2023 consultations, kick-starting their winter/spring session. During the winter/spring sitting, numerous large scale changes were proposed to transform Ontario’s healthcare system, and combat our housing crisis. The Legislature rose on June 12, and is set to return on September 25. Bills that […]

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Election Advocacy: What nonprofits need to know
Webinar | The ONN | February 10, 2022

Watch the recording here. Do you know the rules around election advocacy engagement? Join us to learn and prepare for the 2022 provincial election! About this event The 2022 Ontario general election will take place on June 2, 2022. Nonprofits and charities can be key players during elections, advocating for the communities they serve as […]

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Ontario legislature in review: Spring 2021
Page | August 24, 2021

Following a province-wide shutdown in December 2020 and a stay-at-home order in January 2021, the Legislature came back on Feb 16, 2021 until June 3. The House was then unexpectedly back in session from June 10 to June 14. Legislators are due back September 13, 2021. In the meantime, here’s what nonprofits need to know […]