On November 28, 2012 we will be having the Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities. We have had a lot of interest in the first two weeks of registration and many people have registered for the event even though it is still 2 months away.
Some of the highlights include:
•a lawyer from the Ontario government will discuss available resources, progress and issues with the new Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA);
•a top corporate lawyer will focus on lessons learned, issues and challenges with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporation Act (CNCA);
•head of the Determinations Division of the Charities Directorate of CRA, which determines whether charitable applications will be accepted, will talk about issues with applying for charitable status;
•hearing directly from CRA about changes relating to political activities of Canadian charities, other policy developments and upcoming guidances;
•discussion of major challenges with receipting and unacceptable donor restrictions;
•recent changes in transparency and availability of charity information from a transparency expert;
•update from Mark Blumberg on the charity sector, recent developments and the ongoing political processes in Ottawa affecting charities and donors;
•and much more.
For more information and registration go to: http://charitylaw.eventbrite.com We have an early special with code EBSEPT30 that is available until September 30, 2012 - therefore, you only have 3 days left for the early bird special. Space is limited.