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 processing to completion.
If you are not sure whether your business should be considered Not For Profit or Charitable, we have supplied a listing below of commonly used incorporations under each category to assist you in determining.
The name you choose for your not for profit corporation must appear from the name to be not for profit in its wording to not be confusing with a profit corporation. The name must be distinctive and descriptive in its body and a legal ending of either Corporation or Incorporated may be used or not.
|Distinctive Element||Descriptive Element||Legal Ending|
|Poodle Fanciers Association||Of Toronto||No legal ending|
|Ajax Minor Girls||Hockey Club||Corporation|
|Kenora Tax Payers||Association||No legal ending|
|Youth In Need||Around Ontario||Corporation|
Words that are not accepted for not for profit corporations:
Any wording that would make it appear that you are a government body is also restricted.
Examples of a Charitable Corporation would be as follows:
Words that are commonly used for not for profit corporations:
Providing the area in which the not for profit organization will exist will provide your community and the government with an established boundary of your business.
If the not for profit organization you are looking to incorporate is any type of preschool facility, home for elderly, cultural or citizenship program, educational or training program or healthcare or rehabilitation facility you may want to contact the provincial government as you may need approval prior to incorporation.
Three (3) directors are required for a not for profit corporation. The addresses for the directors may not include postal boxes but rural route numbers and concession and lots numbers are acceptable.