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 released a letter which discusses whether a park qualifies as a 'municipal or public body performing a function of government' in Canada within the meaning of paragraph 149 (1) (c) of the Act. CRA concluded that they would require additional information on the park in order to make a determination that the park would qualify and would be accountable to the public, the province and the municipalities from which it was created.
On October 14, 2015 the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute will be held in Toronto. Save the date and details will follow. The cost will be $185. There will be an early bird discount available with the code EB2015 which can save you $40. Last year we sold out and if you want to book early you can register now.
Industry Canada is now providing as part of their ‘Monthly Transactions’ online a list of the Corporations that it intends to dissolve as a result of failing to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (‘CNCA’).
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:
Doug Rutzen of ICNL has published an interesting article entitled Aid Barriers and the Rise of Philanthropic Protectionism. The article is an updated version of an earlier article entitled "Regulation or Repression: Government Policing of Cross Border Charity,”
CRA recently released a letter which discusses the proper tax treatment of a post-doctoral fellowship and a travel/conference allowance received from a trust administered by a registered charity.