In Assn. of Pakistani Canadians of Man. Inc. v. Sheiikh (decided 1987), the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench declared the victor in a battle for control of a non-share capital corporation by ascertaining which faction had the support of a majority of members.
In Banda v. Romanian Cdn. Cultural Club (decided 1986), the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned a lower-court decision and restored the decision of a majority of the members of a non-profit association to terminate a membership.
In Ottawa Humane Society v. Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (decided September 2017), Justice Beaudoin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld the conversion of an prominent Ontario charitable corporation into a closed membership corporation, in which the directors were the only voting members. The court found that the adoption of a closed membership was a corporate best practice and fell within the proper exercise of the board's business judgment.
In Polish National Catholic Church of Canada v. Polish National Catholic Church (decided 2014), Justice Archibald of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a corporate applicant had no standing to assert the private rights of two members of the Catholic Church and that the claim should be struck as disclosing no reasonable cause of action.
In Conacher v. Rosedale Golf Assn. (decided 2002), Justice Chapnik of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the members of a corporation without share capital (a golf club) had no standing to sue the club over its refusal to admit their son as a member. Their claim was found to have no basis in law and was held to be frivolous and vexatious.
In Trumbley v. Sask. Amateur Hockey Assn. (decided 1986), the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled that there is a distinction between the non-renewal of a membership and a termination or suspension of a current member.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced a target date for implementation of the long-delayed Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA).