In its 1978 split decision in Polish Veterans Second Corps v. Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, a majority in the Ontario Court of Appeal recognized and gave effect to the property rights of members of an unincorporated local unit of a national, non-charitable organization.
In its 1999 decision in Berry v. Indian Park Assn., the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the by-laws of an Ontario not-for-profit corporation did not bind non-members.
In its 2007 decision in Mowat v. University of Saskatchewan Students' Union, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned the internal decision of a student association to become a member of a national student federation, despite the approval by a majority of students in a referendum.
In Keck v. Balgonie Early Learning Centre Inc. (released April 2017), Judge Demong of the Saskatchewan Provincial Court acknowledged that, while the provincial court has no jurisdiction over termination of a member of a non-profit corporation or other discipline of a member, it does have jurisdiction over a contract entered into between the corporation and the member and can enforce rights and obligations arising under that contract.
In its 2009 decision in Boucher v. Métis Nation of Alberta Assn., the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the discipline decision of the council of a private not-for-profit corporation was not subject to judicial review and declined to quash a decision punishing an officer for breaching his duty of loyalty to the association.
In Cricket Canada v. Bilal Syed (released May 2017), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice set aside part of the award of a single arbitrator who went beyond the terms of the arbitral submission and, therefore, exceeded his jurisdiction.