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.
Global News journalist Stewart Bell recently wrote an article "Government revokes charity status of Canadian Jewish group that supported ‘foreign armed forces’". The articles discusses the recent revocation of the Canadian registered charity Beth Oloth Charitable Organization. You can see detailed information on Beth Oloth at www.CharityData.ca. It is quite clear from this Charitydata webpage that this organization went from having very little revenue to spending in the last few years over $200 million and apparently spending over 193m outside of Canada.
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a full-day event on international philanthropy on April 12, 2019: Blumbergs' International Philanthropy Conference 2019. See below for more details and we hope to see you there.
I recently wondered with this new Ontario government whether there was any change relating to the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA). It is supposed to come into force at the beginning of 2020. So I wrote to the Ontario government on January 10, 2019 and they replied on January 25, 2019 with the following:
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.
The CRA today released its draft guidance "Public policy dialogue and development activities by charities". This guidance will replace CRA's Guidance CPS-022, Political activities. The CRA is asking for feedback on this draft administrative guidance and providing until April 23, 2019 for that feedback. Here is a PDF of the draft guidance and here is a link to the draft guidance on the CRA website. We will be providing further information on this draft to our clients and on our blog.