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.
We were recently informed by the CRA Charities Directorate that the generic CRA email address previously provided for certain communications with CRA is no longer available. Regular communications with CRA should continue being completed through mail, courier or fax. Our previous blog on this issue is provided below:
We have just released our updated Blumbergs' Receipting Kit 2017. The Blumbergs' Receipting Kit 2017 is for Canadian registered charities and other qualified donees who wish to issue official donation receipts under the Income Tax Act (Canada), which are sometimes referred to as "tax receipts". It has a general description of how receipting should be conducted and then copies of documents and resources from the CRA and elsewhere that relate to receipting.
You can subscirbe to the Blumbergs' Charity Law List here. It is a great way for directors and staff of non-profits and charities to keep on top of developments affecting the non-profit and charity sector.
Here is a recent Charity Village article by Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf entitled Setting a new tone: The newly released report on the political activities of charities. The article discusses The Report of the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities and we have discussed that report and charities and political activities in general in certain earlier blogs such as here.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited.