Getting Ready for the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act: What your Group needs to know (Webinar)

September 7, 2011 - 5:30pm

Building Blocks: ENGO Webinar Series

Expected to come into force this fall, the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) sets out a host of new rules that could pose significant compliance challenges for federally incorporated not-for-profit organizations. How can you prepare for these changes? 

Register for our free webinar on Wednesday, September 7th at 11:30am MT


During the 1-hour webinar, Stephen Hazell from Ecovision Law, and Coleen Kirby from Corporations Canada (Industry Canada), will present an overview of the NFP Act, what it means for environmental non-profits, and what steps you can take now to get ready. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.


Hazell and Kirby will discuss key provisions of the new law, such as those requiring not-for-profits to:

  • resubmit incorporation articles and revise by-laws
  • establish clear conditions for membership
  • provide members with rights to access corporate records and membership lists
  • consider the rules around the use of electronic documents and voting
  • adapt to increased financial review and accounting requirements
  • give notice of meetings of members and consider absentee voting; and more


About the Series

The RCEN is proud to launch its new Building Blocks: ENGO Webinar Series.

The series offers practical skills development, expert advice and knowledge-sharing opportunities to Canada’s environmental NGO community (ENGO). These online webinars provide ENGO staff members, volunteers and directors with training and information on current issues of concern for small, medium and larger groups.


One piece at a time, we're building a stronger environmental network for Canadians.