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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.

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 Province - our staff hand delivery the prepared Articles and we are available for any questions with the Provincial examiners regarding your file.
  • Completed Articles of Incorporation - When the Province accepts and stamps your Articles, we will scan and email to you and mail the originals so you may proceed to open a bank account and begin this business
  • Charitable organizations also are provided with forms and assistance 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 (legal names and addresses and signature required)
  • Objects for the corporation (business activity) We list the already preapproved object clauses from the Province for you to review. If the object clause fits your business objects, you simply click the applicable button. If not, don't worry you will have the full view of the preapproved object clauses to use as a guide for your specific object clauses.

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.

Examples of common Charitable Organizations
This listing is not exclusive to the only areas available for a charitable organization but simply samples of commonly used ones.

  • Religious Organizations
  • Religious Schools
  • Foundations
  • Services for Senior Citizens
  • International Development
  • Assistance for Sexually/Physically abused
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Relief of Poverty
  • Programs for Physically and Mentally Disabled
  • Promotion of Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Preservation of the Environment
  • The Arts
  • Community Centres, Immigration Services, Literacy and Employment Training
    Low Cost Housing

Examples of common Not For Profit  Organizations
This listing is not exclusive to the only areas available for a Not For Profit incorporation but simply samples of commonly used ones.

  • Athletic and Sports: Aquatics, athletic clubs, curling,fishing and hunting club, flying, golf, health club, hockey,riding, skating snowmobiling swimming, yachting etc.
  • Arts: Dance, Literacy Music, Photography, Theatre, etc.
  • Business/Professional Groups: Businessmen/women, employee, merchant's association, professional association, trade association, etc.
  • Community: Community Association, Community Centre, Community Club, Conversation, Ethnic, Fraternity/Sorority, Historical, Home and School Association, Lobbying, Research/Scientific, Residents association, service club, social club, social service organization, women's affairs etc.

Choosing a Non-Profit Organization's Name for Your Non-Profit Incorporation

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:

  • Amalgamated
  • College
  • Engineer
  • House
  • Royal

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:

  • Christian Church Food for the Hungry (No Legal Ending)
  • Toronto East Senior Citizens Centre

Words that are commonly used for not for profit corporations:

  • Club
  • Organization
  • Community
  • Association
  • Centre

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.

Package Includes

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



Create Your Custom Non-Profit Incorporation Package

Type of non-profit:


NUANS Report


Government Fee

Set Fees

Preparation of Documents
Shipping & Handling
Government Fee - Standard Submission (8-12 weeks)
Administration Fee
13% Tax:


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Other services offered by Ontario Business Central include Nuans Search and Report, Not for Profit Incorporation Ontario and Federal Incorporation.




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