ONCA Update

The Ontario Legislature passed Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017, on November 14th. Bill 154 effected changes to non-profit corporate legislation in Ontario.

The Government has announced that it is working to bring Ontario’s Not-for-profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) into force and effect by early 2020. This aligns with the long-promised 2 years’ notice that the Government would give to the non-profit sector to allow the sector to prepare for ONCA’s arrival. Even once ONCA is proclaimed, non-profit corporations (now governed by the Corporations Act) will have 3 years to transition under the long-anticipated ONCA regime.

Bill 154 also made changes to the Corporations Act – some of which are beneficial to non-profits in Ontario and can be taken advantage of now, particularly related to relaxing the rules around the conduct of members’ meetings.

Bill 154’s changes to ONCA have no immediate impact. Boards are encouraged to keep ONCA on their radar – but no immediate steps are required. Keep posted.


DDO Health Law Update

January 5, 2018: A weekly scan of new legislation and regulations important to the Ontario health sector, as well as articles of interest.



The Ontario Legislature has adjourned until February 20, 2018.


Proposed and Approved Regulations

No new or approved regulations of interest.


Articles of Interest


Organ donation changes for those getting MAID



Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination

How one small Ontario town became the cannabis capital of Canada

Ontario communities can’t opt out of marijuana shops



Opinion: Now more than ever we need to solve Ontario’s health care crisis of capacity

Medications now free for anyone under 25 in Ontario


Interesting Reads

Kid made millions hacking emails



8 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

Every new title coming to Netflix Canada January 2018


What’s happening in our city this weekend:

This Weekend: Things to do in Toronto