CCEDNet would like to congratulate the Ontario government for realizing the need for an updated Corporations Act and proactively working towards necessary revisions. However, we are disappointed that the consultation process has not been well publicized and has not included many important voices within the not-for-profit sector. We encourage the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) to take the time to review all submitted responses and to continue seeking the input of those who have not been included in current and previous discussions. This statute is of great importance, both to the way in which not-for-profit organizations operate and incorporate in the province and to the public perception of the value of their work in terms of employment, economic development, and services.
CCEDNet has reviewed many of the responses and briefings of other involved organizations and key players and have engaged our Ontario members in developing our own response.