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September 26, 2015

Fundamentals of Bequests and Estate Litigation for Charities and NPOs - November 10, 2015 1pm -4PM

Blumbergs will be holding a half-day seminar on November 10, 2015, Fundamentals of Bequests and Estate Litigation for Charities and Non-Profits from 1PM-4PM.

This seminar covers the tremendous revenue generation opportunities that bequests provide charities and the pitfalls with charities and non-profits not handling bequests appropriately or having to deal with difficult estates. The seminar will discuss ideas to avoid costly estate litigation.  This half-day program is designed to provide an over-view of bequests while avoiding legal and ethical issues.  

The program will cover:

  • why are bequests important for organizations to understand;
  • how organizations can encourage bequests in a cost-effective manner;
  • legal issues with bequests;
  • ethical issues with bequests;
  • practical considerations in dealing with bequests;
  • major mistakes made by charities and non-profits in handling bequests;
  • understanding the court and probate process;
  • understanding the estate litigation process;
  • red flags in estates and how to deal with them;
  • executor compensation; and
  • probate taxes.

This seminar is designed to allow charities and not-for-profits to understand the legal requirements and parameters of Estate law and to avoid some of the most common mistakes that can cost non-profits and charities significant resources. 

Cost: $125.00 (includes light snacks, coffee, materials, and registration fees).  For those attending the morning session on Employment Law in addition to this afternoon session then lunch will be provided.

The seminar will be led by lawyers Scott Chambers and Mark Blumberg.  You can register here

Fundamentals of Bequests and Estate Litigation for Charities and Non-Profits will be of interest to staff and volunteers at non-profits and charities responsible for fundraising, planned giving issues and governance, professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants who advise charities and non-profits, and board members of Canadian charities.

If you have questions please call Yana Yanovski at 416-361-1982 x238 or e-mail yana@blumbergs.ca 

Timing and content is subject to change.  There are a limited number of spaces available for this conference. 

Tickets are fully refundable until October 15, 2015 but not thereafter. If you register and are unable to attend, you are welcome to substitute someone else from your organization at any time. Dates and locations may be subject to change should circumstances arise.  All efforts will be made to notify you as soon as possible in this event

September 26, 2015

Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits November 10, 2015 9am-12pm

Blumbergs will be holding a half-day seminar on November 10, 2015, Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits from 9AM-12PM.

This seminar covers the pitfalls associated with employment law that can result in costly problems for charities and not-for-profit organizations.  This half-day program is designed to provide an over-view of employment law in Ontario that is applicable to any charitable or non-profit organization with employees, independent contractors or volunteers.  The program will cover

  • major mistakes in charities and non-profits dealing with employment law;
  • size and importance of employees to the charitable and non-profit sector;
  • proper hiring procedures, including letters of employment and employment contracts;
  • dealing with employee complaints and evaluations;
  • addressing Human Rights Code considerations;
  • human rights employment exceptions for certain charities and non-profits;
  • termination of employees and avoiding major liabilities and litigation;
  • employees working with vulnerable people;
  • overtime pay;
  • progressive discipline;
  • policies and procedures;
  • termination of the employment relationship; and
  • determining appropriate compensation by registered charities.

This seminar is designed to allow charities and not-for-profits to understand the legal requirements and parameters of employment law and to avoid some of the most common mistakes that can cost non-profits and charities significant resources. 

Cost: $125.00 (includes light breakfast, coffee, materials, and registration fees).  Lunch is only provided for those attending the afternoon seminar as well.  You can register here

The program will be led by lawyers Scott Chambers and Mark Blumberg.  

Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits will be of interest to staff, board members and volunteers at non-profits and charities responsible for employment issues and governance, professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants who advise charities and non-profits, and board members of Canadian charities. 

If you have questions please call Yana Yanovski at 416-361-1982 x238 or e-mail yana@blumbergs.ca

Timing and content is subject to change.  There are a limited number of spaces available for this seminar. 

Tickets are fully refundable until October 15, 2015 but not thereafter. If you register and are unable to attend, you are welcome to substitute someone else from your organization at any time. Dates and locations may be subject to change should circumstances arise.  All efforts will be made to notify you as soon as possible in this event

April 29, 2015

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2015 in Toronto on October 14, 2015

Join us on October 14, 2015 in Toronto for the 4th Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute.   We will be having 11 speakers covering different legal and compliance issues affecting Canadian charities and non-profits.  It will be a full day packed with practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities and the non-profit sector. Space is limited and last year we sold out. To register for the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute click here.   If you want to know details as they become available make sure that you subscribe to Blumbergs' Charity Law Newsletter.  

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April 01, 2015

Upcoming Webinars from the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:

Growing up and becoming Canadian - Ontario (OCA) to Federal (CNCA) continuance and select CRA issues with continuance

September 9th, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) was originally expected to come into force in 2013, but unfortunately it has been delayed a number of times. The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ latest update stated that ONCA is not expected to take effect before 2016. However, there is no assurance that it will be brought into force in 2016. When ONCA comes into force it will apply to all non-share capital corporations currently under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”). 

Many Ontario non-profit corporations have been waiting since 2010, when ONCA was passed, for the changes to come into effect. Many of these corporations have held off on making corporate changes because ONCA is “just around the corner”. 

Although some Ontario non-profit corporations may choose to wait for ONCA to come into force, another viable option for an Ontario non-profit corporation is to transfer to the federal jurisdiction by continuing under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”). 

In this presentation we will discuss: 

  1. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of an Ontario non-profit moving from the Ontario jurisdiction to the Federal jurisdiction; and 
  2. The process and requirements to make such a continuance. 

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark 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 andhttp://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. 

Registration is free. REGISTER NOW

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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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416.361.1982
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