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Non-Profits and Charities

A Guide for Atlantic Not for Profit Organizations

To be or not to be a Charity
For non-profit organizations there is one critical, and complex, question: To be or not to be a charity? Now a new online program, the To Be or Not to Be a Charity Decision Tree, has been developed by the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) to help in the decision-making process. The tree will help your group decide whether charitable registration would truly benefit you, whether your group would be willing and able to meet the obligations involved, and whether your application for charitable status would likely be approved. Click here to start!

Commercial, Corporate and Cooperative

For a comprehensive guide to many aspects of starting and operating a business or a social enterprise, check out the many helpful materials at: http://www.canadabusiness.ca

For information on incorporating as a co-operative, visit www.coopzone.coop and/or www.peicc.coop. Here is a one-pager that summarizes the basic choices to be made prior to incorporating as a co-operative.

PEI Government Information on Incorporation.

Incorporation of for-profit companies in PEI - by Stewart McKelvey

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