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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June 16, 2018

Trinity Western University Supreme Court of Canada decision

On Friday the Supreme Court of Canada released two decisions relating to the proposed law school at Trinity Western University namely Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University and Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada.

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June 16, 2018

Toronto Star article on offshore tax scheme that tried to use charity donation and did not work

The Toronto Star recently had an article "Inside the offshore tax scheme that left iconic Olympian Donovan Bailey owing nearly $2.3 million in unpaid taxes".  In the article, investigative reporter Jesse McLean covers a complicated scheme to help an athlete avoid Canadian taxes in part through making a donation to a registered charity which had actually lost its registered charity status because of non-filing of the T3010 annual return.  The scheme did not work. 

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June 13, 2018

Building Financial Capacity for Canadian charities and non-profits

Join us on Tuesday October 16, 2018 in Toronto for a financial capacity building workshop with Gordon Holley from Humanity Financial Management.  Gordon will show organization leaders what they can do to increase the financial capacity of their charities and not-for-profit organizations.You can sign up here.

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June 11, 2018

Standing Committee on Finance announces pre-budget consultation for 2019 Federal Budget

The Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) has launched its pre-budget consultation for the 2019 Federal Budget.  Briefs can be submitted by August 3, 2018.  SCOF  provides a written brief template and requires that submissions be no longer than 2000 words.  

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May 25, 2018

Blumbergs’ Receipting Kit for Canadian registered charities - by Mark Blumberg

Here is our Blumbergs’ Receipting Kit for Canadian registered charities 2018.   If you wish to receive updates on the Receipting Kit you should join our Blumbergs email newsletter to receive regular updates on charity compliance issues affecting Canadian registered charities.  There is no cost and you can unsubscribe at any time. 

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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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