By-law Builder

About the By-law Builder

Corporations Canada's online By-law Builder allows you to create by-laws for your corporation as required under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NFP Act). It allows you to customize the by-laws to better meet your corporation's needs.

The By-law Builder gives you the option of choosing alternative provisions to the default provisions in the NFP Act or entering your own provisions. If you are considering using your provisions, you may wish to seek legal advice to ensure that they are acceptable under the NFP Act.

Using the By-law Builder

  • The By-law Builder is divided into 17 steps.
  • One option must be selected for each by-law provision. For a copy of all options available, click here Print All Options.
  • You will only be able to save the by-law after you have completed all the steps.

Saving a modifiable copy of your by-laws

Once you've gone through all the steps and chosen the by-law provisions, the By-law Builder will generate the by-law in an html format. To save the document in a format that you can edit, simply copy and paste to a document created with word processing software such as Word, WordPerfect and WordPad.

Corporation's Responsibility

It is the corporation's responsibility to ensure that its by-laws meet its specific needs and are in compliance with the NFP Act. If you are uncertain or confused about any aspect of preparing the by-laws, you may wish to seek legal advice.

Before proceeding, you may wish to follow this link for further information about By-laws.

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