Federal Not For Profit / Charitable

Ontario Business Central Inc. has been assisting individuals to establish both not for profit and charitable organizations in Ontario since 1992. We walk you through the entire process from start to finish.
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Ontario Business Central Inc. has been assisting individuals to register Not for Profit and Charitable organizations since 1992.

We help you through the entire process to completion.

Not For Profit Incorporation / Charitable Incorporation / Association Incorporation

From $188.00 plus fees

Federal Not For Profit / Charitable

Our Services

  • Preliminary search – checking the business name you would like to use against existing businesses within the required Nuans databank.
  • Nuans report – this report is required when incorporating and provides a view to the government of any similar names to your proposed name
  • Preparation of the Articles – From the instructions you provide by filling in our easy to use online form, we complete the Articles of Incorporation for your review and acceptance
  • Filing of Articles with the Federal Government- our staff prepares the Articles and submits on your behalf. We are available for any questions with the Federal examiners regarding your file.
  • Completed Articles of Incorporation – When the Federal Examiner accepts your Articles, we email the documents to you so you may proceed to open a bank account and begin this business
  • Charitable organizations also are provided with forms to complete the charitable tax account with Revenue Canada.

Required Information is As Follows

  • Name of Corporation
  • Address of Corporation (a home address can be used)
  • Minimum of 3 directors (Must be at least 18 years old, legal names and addresses and signature required)
  • Purpose of the corporation (business activity)
  • Restriction on Activities (usually no restriction)
  • Classes of members (Template is provided for one or two classes. You may also provide a custom structure)
  • Distribution of Property on liquidation (Template is provided. You may also provide your own wording)
  • Additional Provisions (Template is provided. You may also provide your own wording)
  • Name and phone number of individual Authorizing this registration

Choosing a Name for Your Non-Profit Incorporation

The name you are choosing for your Not for Profit corporation must be distinctive, it must not be misleading or likely to be confused with name of other organizations or businesses and must also meet the requirements of the NFP (Not-for-profit) Act.

You can obtain a numbered name (Ex: 123456 CANADA CENTRE)


You can obtain a regular named corporation. (Ex: CANADA DANCE FOUNDATION)



Words that are commonly used for not for profit corporations:

  • Foundation
  • Association
  • Centre
  • Institute
  • Society
  • Club

Legal elements:

The only legal elements which are permitted for Federal Not-For-Profit corporations are ‘INCORPORATED’ or ‘INC’ & ‘CORPORATION’ or ‘CORP’.

Alternatively, you can select no legal ending.

Words that are not accepted for not for profit corporations:

  • Government connotation implied
  • Cooperative or any variation, if it connotes a cooperative venture
  • Parliament Hill or any variation
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police or any variation
  • United Nations or any variation, if it connotes a relationship to the United Nations.
  • Amalgamated
  • College
  • Engineer
  • House
  • Royal

Package Includes

  • Preliminary search of corporate name to ensure availability
  • Nuans Report
  • Preparation of Not for Profit documentation
  • Email to you for approval and signature
  • Filing of Articles with the government
  • Correspondence with the examiner assigned to your file
  • Completion of Not For Profit Incorporation
  • Email the completed documents to you

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