Administrative dissolution of not-for-profit corporations begins July 2023. File your annual returns.
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Incorporate your not-for-profit
Find out the advantages of being federally incorporated.
Create a not-for-profit under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act by filing an application with Corporations Canada.
There are important things to keep in mind when naming your federal not-for-profit corporation. Consult this guide to learn more.
Learn about our application process and what you can do after your filling.
Find out how to establish the internal organization of your corporation.
Federally incorporated not-for-profit corporations must also be registered in a province or territory.
Maintain your not-for-profit
Update these 5 simple things to keep your incorporation status.
Every not-for-profit must file an annual return with Corporations Canada every year.
Know the rights and responsibilities of your corporation's members.
Know the roles and responsibilities of your corporation's directors.
Find out about your corporate records and filing obligations.
All not-for-profits need to file by-laws within 12 months of being confirmed by members.
Not-for-profits must prepare financial statements each year that comply with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Make changes to your not-for-profit
All you need to know to make changes to a not-for-profit corporation.
Amend the articles of a corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act by filing an application.
Find out how to apply to correct articles or a certificate issued under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Amend your corporation’s by-laws requiring ordinary or special resolutions of the members.
Request to merge two or more not-for-profit corporations and carry on as one.
Find out more on how to continue (export) a not-for-profit corporation to the Canada Cooperatives Act.
Pre-approved legislation that Corporations Canada recognizes for the continuance from the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Close your not-for-profit
Follow these steps to prepare a request to dissolve a not-for-profit corporation.
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