This guide by Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia will help nonprofits increase their knowledge of the laws in Atlantic Canada that relate to running an organization. It will help nonprofits choose the right organizational structure for their group, avoid fines and avoid liability charges. It will help nonprofit groups research important legal issues from developing a constitution to properly preparing tax information.
(Only available in French) The aim of these toolkits by CSMO-ÉSAC is to offer concrete responses to the principle questions that are asked by organizations engaged with social economy and community action on democratic governance. Depending on whether you are a NPO or a cooperative, there are two toolkits available: Democratic governance – NPOs for community action and the social economy or Democratic Governance – Cooperatives. Toolkits are available as a CD-ROM ($40 each) or as a downloadable file ($35 each).
The Corporate, Insolvency and Competition Policy Directorate (CIC) is responsible for the legislative policy development and review of a number of Canada’s business framework laws and regulations in the corporate, insolvency, and competition policy areas. These include a number of statutes and the regulations made under them, including the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Canada Cooperatives Act.