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; and
- 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.
Guidelines for chief financial officers
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.
Viewing disclosure of contributions
Use our Political Financing and Party Information application to find information on contributions made to registered entities that exceed $100.00 from a single source. Our tool allows you to search by:
- nomination or leadership contestant;
- constituency association;
- third party
- contribution report; and
- financial statements.