We assist Canadian charities understand their legal and ethical obligations when operating charities in Canada or abroad and provide insights and information to non-Canadian charities interested in operating or fundraising in Canada.
The charitable sector in Canada has become highly competitive. There are over 86,000 Canadian registered charities. Donors, regulators, media, the public as well as other stakeholders, have increasingly high standards for charities and their operations. GlobalPhilanthropy.ca will assist non-profits and charities in Canada in trying to be transparent, legal, ethical and effective.
Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations, annulments and penalties. These letters from CRA cover many different grounds for de-registration or the imposition of penalties.
We are compiling a list of Canadian cases dealing with charities, gifting and related issues. Let us know if you have any other suggestions:
Here is an agenda for the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute 2015. You can register here.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited.
As we noted earlier ONCA has been indefinitely delayed. The government has said that certain implementing legislation has to be passed and certain technological systems put in place before ONCA comes into force. The Ontario government said they would provide the sector with 2 years notice before ONCA would be brought into force.
On September 12, 2015, the Canadian Government announced the Syria Emergency Relief Fund. Depending on certain donations made between September 12 and December 31 this fund could reach potentially $100 million. As with previous "matching" funds the charity that raises funds may receive no match. The matching funds are placed in a Syria Emergency Relief Fund.