A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
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.
This listing is not exclusive to the only areas available for a charitable organization, but simply samples of commonly used ones.
This listing is not exclusive to the only areas available for a Not For Profit incorporation, but simply samples of commonly used ones.
The name you choose for your not for profit corporation must appear from the name to be not for profit in its wording and not be confusing with a profit corporation. The name must be distinctive and descriptive in its body and a legal ending of either Corporation, Corp., Incorporated, or Inc., may be used or no legal ending is available as options.
|Distinctive Element||Descriptive Element||Legal Ending|
|Poodle Fanciers Association||Of Toronto||No legal ending|
|Ajax Minor Girls||Hockey Club||Corporation|
|Kenora Tax Payers||Association||Inc.|
|Youth In Need||Around Ontario||Corp.|
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.
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.
Examples of a Charitable Corporation would be as follows:
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, concessions and lot numbers are acceptable.
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