OFA outlined its concerns with the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) to Ministry of Government and Consumer Services officials. Since receiving royal assent in 2010, the Lieutenant Governor has not proclaimed a date for ONCA to come into force. Recent regulatory postings are a signal that ONCA might come in-force in 2020. OFA has and continues to raise concern with respect to the impact ONCA will have on OFA’s inclusive democratic structure. With a large and diverse membership spanning across Ontario, it is important that all members have an equal opportunity to participate in democratic elections and have their concerns and views considered. OFA believes all OFA members should have voting privileges. Furthermore, OFA believes that members living the furthest away from the location of the OFA’s Annual meeting should not have less opportunity to raise their concerns, share their views, and cast their votes. OFA strongly urged that ONCA’s section 207 be clarified so that OFA is not forced to abandon our regional representative structures as currently provided for under section 130 of Ontario’s Corporations Act. It is of the upmost importance to OFA that OFA be permitted to retain, if OFA chooses to do so, its current democratic structure with regional representation.