Mergers And Amalgamations In The Canadian Nonprofit And Charitable Sector

Abstract: Difficult times and an increasingly competitive charitable sector are forcing some nonprofits and charities to consider organizational changes and collaborations. For some, a merger, the most integrated form of cooperation, is the most appropriate option. Unfortunately, many nonprofit mergers are handled poorly and the costs of the merger are far greater than expected; the…

From the Editor

In “Standing on Guard for Thee: The Role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee”, Kenneth R. Goodman of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Ontario (OPGT) provides a review of the current operations of the OPGT in regard to charitable matters. The OPGT’s jurisdiction originates in the Crown’s parens patriae…

To Be Or Not To Be…Incorporated: Incorporation and Subsequent Activities of Charities

I. Introduction This article will not review the question of whether or not to incorporate a nonprofit organization but will review the process of federal and provincial incorporation and note some points of interest regarding internal matters and external changes which are procedurally or substantively different from those for business corporations.1 Nonprofit corporations are incorporated…