There have been a number of articles on a Montreal based charity named Rights & Democracy. One can learn a number of lessons on how not to deal with governance from this example.
The official name of the organization on the CRA database is INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT / CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT DEMOCRATIQUE You can see their T3010 with financial information at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/charity-eng.action?r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%3A80%2Febci%2Fhaip%2Fsrch%2Fbasicsearchresult-eng.action%3Fs%3D%2B%26amp%3Bk%3DInternational%2BCentre%2Bfor%2BHuman%2BRights%2Band%2BDemocratic%2BDevelopment%26amp%3Bp%3D1%26amp%3Bb%3Dtrue&bn=130349822RR0001
What were burglars looking for at Montreal rights agency? http://www.thestar.com/mobile/NEWS/article/761546
A rights agency’s future in peril http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/a-rights-agencys-future-in-peril/article1458589/
See the site for Rights and Democracy http://www.dd-rd.ca/
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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.