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When incorporating your Ontario not-for-profit business, “Articles of Incorporation” can be filed at the Ministry of Government & Consumer Services (MGS), Companies and Personal Property Security Branch starting at $155.

Steps for incorporating a provincial not-for-profit corporation:

NAMED CO.  (i.e., Global Consulting Inc.)

  1. Must complete a name search called NUANS report.  This can be done at any Enterprise Toronto location $74.98 (taxes included).  This NUANS report is good for 90 days.
  2. Complete your Articles of Incorporation by clicking (Application for Incorporation of a Corporation without Share Capital Form 2 Corporations Act). 
  3. Once you have both pieces ready (NUANS name search and Article of Incorporation) you must file them at the MCBS.
  4. Under the Income Tax Act, Not-for-Profit Corporations should register for a Charitable Number.  Registration provides charities with exemption from income tax and also authorizes charities to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes.  T2050 Forms can be downloaded and submitted to Ottawa for processing.  For details call: 1-800-267-2384. 

Contact Information:

Companies and Personal Property Security Branch
Ministry of Government & Consumer Services (MGCS)

(University Ave. & Dundas Ave.)
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm               
Tel: 416-314-8880
375 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ONM5G 2M2
393 University Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, ONM5G 2M2

Information Sources for Not-for-Profit Corporations:

Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporation

Federal Not-for-Profit Corporation
* Not-for-profit organizations are created to benefit the community. Activities of a not-for-profit organization may be of a patriotic, national, charitable, philanthropic, religious, professional, or athletic nature without monetary gain.
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