Dear Member Clubs, Schools, Camps and Affiliates of Ontario Sailing:

The Ontario Ministry of Government & Consumer Services (MGCS) has released an update regarding the status of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) that delays implementation once again. The Ministry will now give at least 24 months’ notice to the sector before proclamation.
There have been a series of delays affecting proclamation of this Act and, given it passed 3rd reading in 2010, it will be almost a decade before it is fully implemented. The passage of ONCA is noted as a priority for the Minister of Government and Consumer Services as expressed in the 2014 mandate letter from the Premier.
In the meantime, the Ontario Corporations Act remains the governing legislation for not-for-profit corporations registered in Ontario. We will have at least two years’ advance notice of when proclamation will happen and there will continue to be a three-year transition period from the date of proclamation. We will also continue to advocate for effective and meaningful transition support for the sector.Questions? Concerns? Contact the Ontario Nonprofit Network at or contact the Ministry of Government & Consumer Services at
With thanks,
Glenn Lethbridge
Executive Director, OntarioSailing
905-572-7245 or 1-888-672-7245 ext. 224
Fax 905-572-6056 or 1-877-677-7275