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.
CRA recently updated several of its webpages relating to charitable donations.
CRA recently released a letter which discusses whether a school chaplain employed by a Catholic school board can claim the clergy residence deduction as per section 8(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act (Canada). CRA had the following comments:
I am looking forward to attending and speaking at the CPA Canada Not-for-Profit Financial Executive Forum which is being held on March 1-2, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
There was recent case of R. v. Raza, 2015 BCSC 2512 (CanLII). The three accused were tax prepares who were charged with fraud for allegedly being involved with the issuance of false donation receipts.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited.
Here is an article "Sunny days for charities and political activities? But lack of transparency results in some clouds" which discusses a recent press release from the Minister of National Revenue dealing with the charity political audit program.