Referrals - Businesses and Non-Profits

Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO)


Pro Bono Ontario provides assistance to those starting a non-profit/charity through their online Charity Start-Up Tool Box.  They also offer free legal advice to eligible charitable and non-profit organizations in Ontario that otherwise could not afford the services of a lawyer.  Call 1-866-466-7256.


Information for Businesses and Not-for-profit organizations


The Ontario Government provides a variety of services for businesses.


See their page on starting a non-profit.


Also, visit the Ministry of the Attorney General's website to view the Not-for-Profit Incorporator's Handbook.  It provides some general information on the nature of a not-for-profit corporation and guidelines on how to incorporate such a corporation.


Queen’s Business Law Clinic (Kingston) - help for small businesses and non-profits in Southeastern Ontario.  They help with incorporations, shareholder agreements, business name and trademark work, compliance with general gov’t regulations for start-up companies, drafting simple business contracts, etc.
613-533-2102 or


Charity Central - (based in Alberta) Charity Central does not provide legal advice, or answer specific legal questions. See the Links section for law-related information sources.



Commercial Tenancies


Visit the website of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for information on Commercial Tenancies.  You can view their brochure "Commercial Tenancies Act: What You Need to Know" or call 1-800-729-4871 for information (automated info line).