Upcoming Webinar On Not-for-profit Law, And EC3’s Annual General Meeting
As we move through November, EC3 is excited to announce (and invite you) to two upcoming events: our Annual General Meeting is happening on December 2, and EC3 is hosting a Two-Part Webinar on not-for-profit incorporation and the new ONCA legislation on November 30.
Read all about it in our latest Bulletin. And to keep up-to-the-minute on all the latest arts news and EC3 happenings, keep checking the EC3 Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, @ec3ptbo on Instagram, and the EC3 website, where we are providing daily updates on programs and services available for ACH workers and organizations.
There’s A New Law in Town: The Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)
Two-Part Nonprofit Webinar
November 30, 2021
1:00 to 3:00 pm
EC3, working with Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), is proud to present a two-part, two-hour professional development workshop for local arts organizations.
If you are thinking of incorporating so you can access public funding, etc., check out Part 1: Should You Incorporate? (1:00pm). And Part 2: ONCA and You (2:00pm) will teach you all about how the new Ontario Not-for-profit Corporation Act (ONCA) will impact the legal requirements of managing your status as a not-for-profit corporation for community benefit. Both parts of the webinar will be run by expert guest, CLEO staff lawyer Benjamin Miller.
Part 1: Should You Incorporate? (1:00pm to 2:00pm) is aimed at grassroots organizations (collectives, studios, associations etc.) who are considering provincial NFP incorporation. This hour will take you through the rules that apply to you as an unincorporated association, and what would change if you incorporate, the different NFP organizational structures available to you, their pros and cons, and the steps to incorporate, if that’s what you decide you want to do.
- Are you a group thinking about incorporating?
- Worried about paperwork, control, access to funding, and the future of your organization?
- This hour is for you.
Part 2: ONCA and You (2:00pm to 3:00pm) is aimed at incorporated not-for-profit corporations who have questions about the new Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA). This hour will take you through what is new in the ONCA, steps that NFPs need to take be compliant with the ONCA, and how CLEO’s free resources can help you create ONCA compliant bylaws from scratch or adapt your current bylaws. To learn more about the ONCA visit nonprofitlaw.cleo.on.ca.
- Are you an organization already incorporated under Ontario’s Corporations Act or a special Act?
- Will you need to update your bylaws or change your level of annual financial review to comply with ONCA?
- Wondering if your board positions and elections process still work, or your reporting mechanisms still fit?
- This hour is for you.
Sign up HERE to attend either session (or both sessions). Please note: upon registration, you will be sent a Zoom link and a link to a short survey. Filling out this survey in advance will help us cater the webinar to your specific needs.
EC3 Annual General Meeting 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
EC3 cordially invites you to attend the EC3 Annual General Meeting 2021, taking place online over Zoom on Thursday, December 2 at 5pm.
It’s been an incredibly challenging but rewarding year. Please join us to take a look back, and a look forward!
Please register in advance for the Zoom meeting HERE. You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting link after you register.
If you would like to sign up for an EC3 membership, or renew your membership, please do so by Monday, November 29, 2021 to be counted among voting members at the AGM. You can sign up through our website. Payment can be made via PayPal.
KEEP INFORMED, STAY IN TOUCH
As always, keep checking the EC3 Facebook page, @ECThreePtbo on Twitter, @ec3ptbo on Instagram, and the COVID-19 Updates page on EC3’s website, where we are providing daily updates on programs and services available for ACH workers and organizations.
Be safe, stay healthy, and please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Su Ditta and the EC3 Board and staff
Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
705 749 9101