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.

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October 08, 2015

Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities

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.   

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October 08, 2015

Canadian Charity Case Law

We are compiling a list of Canadian cases dealing with charities, gifting and related issues.  Let us know if you have any other suggestions:

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September 27, 2015

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars.  Registration is free but space is limited. 

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September 26, 2015

ONCA’s delay and my requests of the Ontario government to help Ontario non-profits

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.

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September 25, 2015

Government of Canada Syria Emergency Relief Fund established

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.

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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.

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