Enterprise Toronto and the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre are partnering up to hold seminars in Toronto and Mississauga aimed at those interested in starting a not-for-profit organization in Ontario.

The seminars, taking place on July 31st in Toronto and November 6th in Mississauga, are designed to provide an introduction to starting a not-for-profit as well as a look at not-for-profits from a high level.

Attendees will receive an overview of the key considerations involved in starting a not-for-profit organization in Ontario including details on research, registration, operations, governance, taxation, funding opportunities, and more.

The seminars will also provide an opportunity to hear from and speak with a business lawyer and creative thinking facilitator whose practice focuses on supporting social innovators and entrepreneurs. Robert Wakulat specializes in providing practical business and governance solutions to a wide range of organizations including not-for-profit organizations. He will help attendees understand the basics of a not-for-profit and provide practical advice for those who have questions regarding the next steps they should take in starting a not-for-profit organization.

The seminars are designed to give attendees who are considering starting a not-for-profit the basics they need before they consult a professional business adviser such as a lawyer or accountant for more information and advice.

Registration is currently available for the Toronto seminar on July 31st. Registration for the Mississauga seminar will be made available closer to the November 6th seminar. Both sessions will contain the same information, giving prospective attendees the option to attend either/or session.

Both Enterprise Toronto and the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre are part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, a network of business professionals and entrepreneurs that offers a full range of services to help Ontarians start or build businesses. This network means that attendees of the not-for-profit seminars can also receive information on connections that may be valuable to them or details on other organizations that could provide help or guidance going forward.