by Jini Stolk

New on the Creative Trust website! The learning materials from the Smart Data seminars in 2012-2013, prepared by Young Associates; a useful Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations: Rights, Duties and Practices from Industry Canada; and a literature review and resources from Theatre Communications Group’s Audience (R)Evolution Convening this past February in Philadelphia.

From the Ontario Nonprofit Network: Please note that you have both more time, and some support, to comply with the new Ontario Nonprofit Corporations Act. The ONN recently circulated the new Default Organizational By-law, which is now online on The Ministry of Consumer Services website. Nonprofits can use this as a guide to make sure you comply with ONCA requirements; the deadline to comply has been extended to 3 years after the legislation comes into effort in January 2014. Also, the Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) will be providing support to Ontario’s nonprofit sector over the next three years on the implementation of ONCA, including education opportunities (webinars, workshops), a website, development of tools (such as factsheets, checklists, etc.) and customized support.

If you might be in the market for provincial surplus properties or lands, ONN has created a registry for eligible nonprofits to access the province’s list. Priority access to this list was one of ONN’s recommendations on the Open for Business initiative; it’s the first registry of its kind – and varied enough in its listings to be worth keeping an eye on if you’re looking for space in Ontario. Find out more here and how to register.

Getting things done sounds good. There’s a club for that! First official meeting Wednesday, May 15th meeting of the GTD Club from 4:00pm-5:30pm, rsvp on Eventbrite. It’s supposed to be for CSI tenants only, but you might be able to talk your way in. I’m going. Also check out the book .

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