Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

January 31, 2017 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, New corporate non-profit acts

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

More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:

Termination and Dismissal in Ontario 

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - 12pm - 1pm EST

Termination of employees is the basis for litigation in most employment law cases.  Knowing the risks, obligations, and responsibilities that you, as an employer, have to your employees, is vitally important.  This webinar will explore the fundamental of termination and dismissal of employees in Ontario.

This webinar will be presented by Scott Chambers. Scott Chambers joined Blumberg Segal LLP in 2006 and became a partner at the firm in 2014, with a practice focusing on Shareholder and Partnership Disputes, Charity Law Litigation, Historic Sexual Assault Litigation, complex Family and Matrimonial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Employment Law for both employers and employees. Scott has been published in The Advocates' Quarterly, co-authoring "With Patient Rights Come Patient Responsibilities, Contributory Negligence in Medical Negligence Actions", (2007) 33 Adv. Q. 201, addressing the issue of contributory negligence in medical negligence cases. Scott regularly appears before Judges and Masters in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Toronto Commercial Court, and Court of Appeal for Ontario and has had numerous reported decisions, including cases involving the Victims' Bill of Rights, Child Support / Imputation of Income, Security for Costs, Historic Sexual Assault, Mareva and Interim Injunctions, Summary Judgment, Charity Law, Contempt of Court and Shareholder Oppression Remedy Litigation. Scott has experience in full trials, motions, lengthy applications, appeals, as well as out of court mediation and negotiation.

You can register here at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5489414435205531907

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

How to Read and Understand Financial Statements and Reports for Your Small to Mid-Size Charity or Not-for-profit Organization

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Do you struggle with reading and understanding financial statements and reports at your non-profit or charity? Do you feel increased stress or anxiety when financial issues are discussed? If so, then come join us for this one-hour webinar will will answer key questions such as: 
• Which financial reports should we be receiving as board members? 
• As a board member, what is my role in reviewing financial statements and reports? 
• What do I need to understand in order to discharge my financial governance responsibilities? 
• When I look at a Statement of Financial Position (or Balance Sheet) what should I be looking for? 
• When I look at a Statement of Operations (or Income Statement) what should I be looking for? 
• How is a Statement of Cash Flows different from a Statement of Operations? 
• What roles do external accountants play in our financial reporting? 
• What roles do internal bookkeepers and accountants play in our financial reporting? 
• Are we required to have an Audit? When is it OK not to have an Audit? 
• Why is the Revenue Recognition Policy so important? How does it effect the financial statements? 
• What is a Reserve? And why should every NFPO and Charity have one? 
• What is the difference between externally restricted assets and internally restricted assets? 

The webinar will be presented by Gordon Holley. Gordon is the President and CEO of Humanity Financial Management Inc. As a CPA, CA for almost 25 years now, Gordon loves helping individuals and organizations that are trying to make the world a better place. He excels at providing financial oversight to small to mid-size NFPOs and charities to help them better manage their internal finances and financial budgeting and reporting. Ultimately, his company hopes to instill confidence and credibility in organizations by streamlining their internal financial management so that they can focus their energies on their programs.

You can register here at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7310333234166803714

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.


Strategies for professional athletes interested in philanthropy in Canada 

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - 12pm - 1pm EST

In order for professional athletes in Canada to be able to give back to their communities and also use their financial resources and reputation in the most productive way, it is important that they have proper guidance, support, and an understanding of the legal, ethical, and financial aspects of navigating the philanthropic landscape in Canada. The purpose of this webinar is to outline some of the fundamental issues that professional athletes (as well as their trusted advisors) should consider before getting involved in the charitable sector in Canada. 

This webinar will be presented by Kate Robertson. Kate is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP and practices almost exclusively in the areas of Charity and Non-Profit Law. Kate received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 2010. While in law school, Kate gained significant legal experience as a Policy Analyst and Charities Officer for the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in New York State, where she competed at the Division One level on a volleyball scholarship. 

You can register here at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1534158848792990211

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.


Top  Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities 

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - 12pm - 1pm EST

This presentation will cover some of the top CRA concerns for Canadian registered charities including: 

• T3010 annual charity information return and their accuracy 
• Official donation receipts 
• Staying within a charity’s legal objects 
• Fundraising regulation and CRA’s Guidance on Fundraising 
• Dealing with Non-Qualified Donees such as Canadian non-profits that are not registered charities and foreign charities 

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca  – a Canadian charity law website and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca ™ – a Canadian website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad. 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/960002672861400323

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

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