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.