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.
In May 2016 we found out that Cathy Hawara, the Director General of the Charities Directorate, had received a promotion and become the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch of the CRA. Cathy had been Director General of the Charities Directorate for approximately six years.
The Canada Revenue Agency ('CRA') has recently released a new online questionnaire which is designed to provide the general public with basic knowledge to help make an informed decision when deciding whether or not to apply for charitable registration.
The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2016 will be held on Friday October 28, 2016 at Oakham House in Toronto. The Institute always has a full day of speakers discussing legal and ethical issues affecting Canadian non-profits and charities. The tentative presentation topics are listed below.
Blumbergs has just released a new website with over 10 years T3010 information for each Canadian registered charity. The site is a beta being tested but if you are interested you can visit the website at www.charitydata.ca It is free and hopefully useful. If you have any feedback just let us know.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited.
In an invitation only event Blumbergs will have one of Israel’s top non-profit lawyers, Ophir Katz, of Ophir Katz & Co. Law offices, talking about the Israeli non-profit sector and the regulation of non-profits in Israel. Non-profits play a very important role in Israel. Canadian charities spend approximately $275 million in grants and programming in Israel and it is important that they understand the regulatory climate in Israel and the constraints and flexibility placed on various types of non-profits established and operating in Israel.