Responsibilities for corporations, cooperatives and organizations

Liquidate or dissolve a corporation, cooperative or organization

What to do if your organization has stopped doing business.

Cost

Service providers will charge a government fee and a service fee for filing dissolutions.

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Alberta corporation

  1. Vote to dissolve the corporation

    You and other shareholders or directors can vote if your corporation has stopped doing business and doesn’t have any debts.

  2. Sell all property and pay all debts

    If the corporation still has liabilities, you and the other shareholders must appoint a liquidator to deal with the corporation’s assets and settle those debts to the best of their ability.

  3. Fill out the form

    Articles of Dissolution (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of Intent to Dissolve/Revocation of Intent to Dissolve (PDF, 2 pages)

  4. Other forms related to dissolution

    Notice of Bankruptcy - sample form (PDF, 2 pages)

    Notice of Change of Record Keeper After Dissolution  - sample form (PDF, 3 pages)

    Notice of Court-Ordered Appointment/Discharge of Liquidator  - sample form (PDF, 3 pages)

  5. Go to a registry agent or authorized Alberta service provider. You’ll need to take:

    • your forms
    • valid ID
    • fee payment
If your information meets requirements, the service provider will enter it into the Corporate Registry computer system.
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    Out of province corporation

    You must cancel your corporation’s Alberta registration when:

    • it has stopped doing business in Alberta or
    • it has been dissolved in the home province or country

    BC or Saskatchewan Corporations

    If your corporation's home province is British Columbia or Saskatchewan, there are special streamlined processes for you to cancel the corporation's out of province registration in Alberta. Contact your home jurisdiction registry office for information.

    BC Corporate Registry

    Saskatchewan Corporate Registry

    If your corporation is from another province or country, you must submit a cancellation request.

    1. Write the cancellation request

      Put your cancellation request in writing.

    2. Take your information to a service provider

      You need to take your request to a registry agent or authorized Alberta service provider. You’ll need to take:

      • your request
      • valid ID
      • fee payment

      If your information meets requirements, the service provider will enter it into the Corporate Registry computer system.

    Alberta cooperative

    1. Vote to dissolve the cooperative

      The members, and investment shareholders when applicable, can vote by a special resolution to dissolve if the cooperative has stopped doing business; or an interested person can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the cooperative.

    2. Sell all property and pay all debts

      If the cooperative has assets and liabilities, the members must direct the Board of Directors to settle the debts and distribute the assets.

      • Filing a Statement of Intent to Dissolve puts the cooperative status into liquidation, if required.
      • An Articles of Dissolution form must be submitted after the liquidation is complete.
    3. Fill out the form

      Articles of Dissolution

      Statement of Intent to Dissolve/Revocation of Intent to Dissolve

      An Articles of Dissolution form is required to end every Alberta cooperative, except in the case of a court order. When liquidation or dissolution occurs by court order, you will need to get a certified-true copy of the court order.

    4. Send the form

      Send or drop off the form to the office of the Director of Cooperatives with original signatures.

      There is no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

      Mail and Drop off

      Service Alberta
      Director of Cooperatives
      3C, Commerce Place
      10155 – 102 Street
      Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

      Out of province cooperative

      You must cancel your cooperative’s Alberta registration when:

      • it has stopped doing business in Alberta or
      • it has been dissolved in the home province or country

      If your cooperative was incorporated in British Columbia or Saskatchewan, there are special streamlined processes for you to cancel the cooperative’s registration in Alberta. Contact the Corporate Registry in your home jurisdiction for information.

      BC Corporate Registry

      Saskatchewan Corporate Registry

      If your cooperative is from another province or country you must submit a cancellation request.

      1. Write the cancellation request

        Put your cancellation request in writing.

      2. Send the request

        Send or drop off the request to the office of the Director of Cooperatives. Original signatures are not required.

        The cancellation is not effective until 120 days have lapsed after a notice is printed in a publication that is generally available to the public.

        There is no charge to file a cancellation.

      Mail and Drop off

      Service Alberta
      Director of Cooperatives
      3C, Commerce Place
      10155 – 102 Street
      Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

      Fax

      780-427-3033

      Email

      sa.businesslicensing@gov.ab.ca

        Non-profit company

        1. Decide to dissolve

          If a non-profit company has stopped doing business and it does not have any debts, the members can vote on a special resolution to dissolve the company or they can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the company.

        2. Sell all property and pay all debts

          If the non-profit company still has liabilities, the company members or the Court must appoint a liquidator to settle those debts to the best of their ability.

          When liquidation is complete, the company can be dissolved by special resolution of the members or by court order.

        3. Send or drop off the information

          Send or drop off a certified-true copy of  the liquidator appointment, special resolution or court order to Corporate Registry.

          There’s no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

          Liquidation/Voluntary Winding-Up - sample special resolution (PDF, 2 pages)

          Notice of Appointment of Liquidator in a Voluntary Winding-Up (PDF, 1 page)

          Notice of Resignation, etc. of Appointment by Liquidator (PDF, 1 page)

          Return of Completion of Liquidation in a Voluntary Winding-Up (PDF, 1 page)

          Return of Final Meeting in a Voluntary Winding-Up (PDF, 1 page)

        4. Send or deliver the information in person

          Mail

          Corporate Registry
          Service Alberta
          Box 1007 Station Main
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4W6

          In person

          8:15 am - 4:00 pm
          Monday - Friday
          (excluding statutory holidays)

          South Counter
          Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
          10365-97 Street
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7

        Religious society

        Religious societies can only be dissolved by court order.

        1. Get a court order

        2. Send or deliver the court order in person

          Send or drop off a certified-true copy of the court order to Corporate Registry.

          There’s no charge to file the court order.

          Mail

          Corporate Registry
          Service Alberta
          Box 1007 Station Main
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4W6

          In person

          8:15 am - 4:00 pm
          Monday - Friday
          (excluding statutory holidays)

          South Counter
          Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
          10365-97 Street
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7

        Society

        1. Decide to dissolve

          If a society has stopped operating and does not have any debts, the members can vote to dissolve the society or they can apply to the Court for an order to dissolve the society.

        2. Sell all property and pay all debts

          If the society has liabilities, the members or the Court must appoint a liquidator to settle those debts to the best of their ability.

          When liquidation is complete, the society can be dissolved by a special resolution of the members or by court order.

        3. Fill out the form

          Articles of Dissolution (PDF, 2 pages)

          Notice of Intent to Dissolve/Revocation of Intent to Dissolve

          When liquidation or dissolution occurs by court order, you will need to get a certified-true copy of the court order.

        4. Send or deliver the form in person

          Send or drop off the form or court order to Corporate Registry.

          There’s no charge to file a liquidation or dissolution.

          Mail

          Corporate Registry
          Service Alberta
          Box 1007 Station Main
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4W6

          In person

          8:15 am - 4:30 pm
          Monday - Friday
          (excluding statutory holidays)

          South Counter
          Mezzanine Floor, John E. Brownlee Building
          10365-97 Street
          Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7

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