Bring Your Own Bylaws: Working Through the Transition to ONCA

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
9:30 AM – 2:20 PM

Free hands-on workshop for members only. Participants are expected to bring their bylaws and letters patent.

Is your home ready for October 18, 2024? That’s the deadline for nonprofits to update their bylaws and letters patent so that they are in compliance with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA), proclaimed in October 2021.

This special working session, led by a lawyer who specializes in ONCA will walk you through your documents and the steps you will need to take to ensure your bylaws are ONCA compliant. Perfect for anyone involved in governance for organizations incorporated under Ontario’s Corporations Act or a special Act.

Participants will:

  • Understand how the ONCA impacts nonprofit governing documents and what it requires for these documents to be compliant.
  • Identify what your organization must or would like to change in your bylaws and letter patent through guidance by the facilitator and a special workbook designed to take you through the process step by step.
  • Have your questions answered as they arise and benefit from answers to questions raised by other participants.


Explore this session's speakers below!
Benjamin Miller, Staff Lawyer, Nonprofit Law Ontario – Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

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Paula is the Director of Research and oversees the firm’s Research Department at Emond Harnden. She has 25 years’ experience conducting and managing the research of labour and employment law matters.

Marie-Michèle is a Research Lawyer who provides support in both official languages to Emond Harnden lawyers in all aspects of labour and employment law. She has diverse experience with employment, labour, human rights and occupational health and safety matters in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions.

Carolyn Clubine brings a wealth of health and long term care experience to the facilitator role for the Administrator Leadership Program. She is the former Director of Long Term Care and Community Support Services for the Region of Peel’s five campuses of care. Currently, Carolyn serves as an LTC sector expert and consultant. Her most recent work with AdvantAge Ontario includes working on the Capital Development Resource Library. Carolyn also consults with non-profit organizations on issues ranging from strategic and business planning, redevelopment, organizational effectiveness, and board governance.