The not-for-profit sector in Canada is ever evolving, and donors, regulators, and the public have high expectations of how not-for-profits operate. We assist Ontario and federal not-for-profits with navigating and remaining compliant with the law so they can source funds and focus on what truly matters – carrying out their objectives.

We advise not-for-profits on a wide range of legal issues including:

  • Incorporating;
  • Amending Letters Patent/Articles of Incorporation;
  • Reserving and registering business names;
  • Creating and revising by-laws (including compliance with the new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (Ontario);
  • Annual governance and minute book maintenance;
  • Annual and special meetings;
  • Director and member roles, rights, and obligations;
  • Regulatory compliance;
  • Risk management;
  • Privacy policies and terms of service;
  • Commercial lease and general contract preparation, negotiation, and review; and
  • Reorganization, amalgamation, and dissolution.