Continuance (exportation) of a not-for-profit corporation to the Canada Cooperatives Act

Step 1 – Obtain members' approval of the continuance

Members' approval is required to continue a not-for-profit corporation to the Canada Cooperatives Act (Coop Act).

Each share in the corporation, whether or not it otherwise has such rights, has the right to vote in respect of a continuance. At least two-thirds of the votes cast at a meeting must approve the continuance. See Step 1 of Policy on continuance (export) of a not-for-profit corporation to find the information that needs to be included in the notice and disclosure materials.

Step 2 – Apply for continuance to the Canada Cooperatives Act to Corporations Canada

You must file your application for continuance by sending a written request to Corporations Canada How do I file my application under the Canada Cooperatives Act (Coop Act)?

To know what to include in your application, see Policy on continuance (import) of a cooperatives.

There is no fee for this continuance.

Upon approval of your application, Corporations Canada will:

  • issue a Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Cooperatives Act
  • issue a Certificate of Discontinuance under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act). The date on the Certificate of Discontinuance will be the same as of the date appearing on the Certificate of Continuance. The corporation will be no longer subject to the NFP Act.
  • publish, in Monthly transactions , a notice of issuance of the Certificate of Continuance and of the Certificate of Discontinuance under the NFP Act.

Complaints and appeals - Export transactions

Anyone wishing to register a complaint with Corporations Canada asking for intervention in an export transaction, see Complaints and appeals - Export transactions.

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