The Harbour Authority Bulletin is aimed at providing a direct line of communication between the Small Craft Harbour Program and Harbour Authorities. Follow this link to consult past issues of the Harbour Authority Bulletin.
Latest Issue - No. 22, August 2012
As many of you already know, on October 17, 2011, the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) came into force. The NFP Act, which is administered by Corporations Canada, replaces Part II of the former Canada Corporations Act. The new rules established under the NFP Act are modern, flexible and more suited to the needs of the not-for-profit sector.
To make the transition to the new Act by October 17, 2014, all Harbour Authorities are required to replace their letters patent, by-laws and supplementary letters patent (if applicable) with a Certificate of Continuance and new by-laws that comply with the NFP Act. To assist with the transition, Corporations Canada has developed a very useful Transition Guide, which includes a “By-law Builder” that not-for-profit corporations may use to prepare the required transition documents.
To assist Harbour Authorities with the transition, Small Craft Harbours has developed a transition package that Harbour Authorities may choose to use rather than using the By-law Builder developed by Corporations Canada. The package includes:
These tools are now available in the Harbour Authority Toolbox on the Small Craft Harbours website or via your regional Small Craft Harbours office.