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What is an unincorporated association?

An unincorporated association is a group of people who have decided to do things together for a purpose or goal other than profit.

When would you use an unincorporated association?

Some groups don’t need the legal protection from certain personal liabilities that a corporation provides. Others have other needs for their limited funds, and don’t see a priority in spending them on incorporating. And some wish to be as independent as possible from government oversight – most trade unions and most political parties, for example, are unincorporated associations.

Will the Canadian Student-Athlete Association ever become a registered incorporated non-profit association?

In all likelihood, yes at some point in the future as the organization grows.

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