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

ONN POLICY PRIORITIES 2020-2021

ONTARIO NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS ACT (ONCA)

Ensure the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is proclaimed by the end of 2020 to prevent its expiry.

THE ISSUE

Key regulatory decisions are still to be made on our sector’s governing legislation.

The Government of Ontario has stated that it remains committed to ensuring the proclamation in force of ONCA by the end of 2020. ONCA will come with a new nonprofit registration process that could allow open access to comprehensive data on the sector. ONN continues to work with the Ontario Bar Association and the Ministry of Government Services in the lead up to proclamation.

POLICY STATEMENT

ONN advocates for an enabling corporate legal framework that is designed to meet the needs of the sector and regularly updated to meet changes in technology and practice. ONN advocates for the data from the nonprofit registry to be freely available and open data.

NEXT STEPS

Advocating for the Ontario government to:

  • Proclaim ONCA by the end of 2020
  • Establish a modern and efficient nonprofit registry that can also be used for data collection purposes – with open data
  • Provide adequate transitional support for the nonprofit sector, once the ONCA has been proclaimed, through the support of the Implementation Steering Committee and an educational and support program
  • Work with the Ontario nonprofit sector to provide sector voices on the development of regulations and educational support needed under ONCA via the Implementation Steering Committee

Read more about ONN’s position on ONCA