Filing Guidelines for Third Parties
When you register a third party in Ontario you must follow rules according to the Election Finances Act.
Below is a summary of some of the most important filing requirements. For a full list of rules and complete details, please see the CFO Handbook for Third Parties.
When you fill out forms please be sure that:
- all information is accurate and complete (inaccurate information will cause delays and may be a contravention of the Election Finances Act)
- information is typed or printed clearly on the form
- you check each form carefully for information about where to submit it
Please note that filling out these forms is not a replacement for your responsibility to keep auditable bookkeeping practices.
Third parties must appoint a chief financial officer (CFO) and possibly an auditor before registering with Elections Ontario. Your CFO has many legal responsibilities, including to record, report and keep financial information.
For guidelines about a CFO’s roles and responsibilities, please download our CFO Handbook for Third Parties.
Your chief financial officer (CFO) must file the TPAR-1: Third Party Advertising Report and supporting documentation within six months of Election Day.
For full details of what is included in TPAR-1, see the CFO Handbook for Third Parties.