Not-for-Profit Incorporation in Ontario

Our Not-for-profit incorporation package is designed for not-for-profit organizations and charities located in the Province of Ontario.

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Eric P. Cohen, Barrister & Solicitor offers an Ontario Not-For-Profit Incorporation package which provides you with a not-for-profit corporation incorporated pursuant to Part III of the Corporations Act (Ontario).

A not-for-profit corporation is similar to a for-profit or business corporation as it is considered to be a legal person with an independent existence separate and distinct from its members. The main difference between a for-profit and not-for-profit corporation is the ability to distribute profits. In a not-for-profit corporation any profit must be retained within the corporation and cannot be distributed to the members.

In order for an Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporation to operate in any other Canadian Province or Territory, it must first register in that other jurisdiction as an "Extra-Provincial" Corporation. If you are planning to operate your organization in a number of Provinces, or across Canada, a Federal Not-For-Profit Incorporation may be a better option.

Incorporation benefits for non-profit organizations and charities include the following:

  • The corporate names of incorporated non-profit organizations are legally protected to a greater extent than those of unincorporated associations.
  • Incorporation generally shields the members of your organization from personal liability.
  • By incorporating your organization, its independent and separate legal status allows the organization to continue to exist and operate even if the individual founders cease their involvement or pass away.

When you begin the not-for-profit incorporation process, you will quickly notice that our pricing is competitive, comprehensive, and affordable. Our incorporation package for non-profit organizations in Ontario is complemented and enhanced by professional staff members, service excellence, and compliant, accurate, and customized documents. If you have any questions about our Ontario incorporation package for non-profit organizations, please contact us today.

Package Description

Standard Package

  • Standard Incorporation Packages include all mandatory documentation required to properly incorporate and organize your non-profit corporation. This includes preparation and filing of the incorporation documents, along with corporate organization, (including by-laws, registers, ledgers, initial meeting minutes/resolutions), and the preparation of a corporate minute book and seal.

Fast Facts-Ontario Not-For-Profit Incorporation

Ontario Not-For-Profit Incorporation
  Expedited Processing Priority Processing
Processing Time 6 weeks 7-10 business days
Government Filing Fee $155.00 - $305.00 $255.00 - $405.00
Annual Return Filing Fee None
Type of Name Search Required Ontario biased NUANS Search
Director Residency Requirements No resident Canadian directors required

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