On July 1, 2014 Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into force. Here is a brief article describing some of the key points of CASL and how it will impact Canadian charities.
For further information on CASL you might find this article by Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf in Charity Village useful. Storming the CASL: Are you ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation?
Here is a presentation that I did for the Association of Fundraising Professionals on CASL in October of 2013: Spam Law - Recent Legislation and its Impact on Canadian Fundraisers and Charities
Here is an article "Partial exclusion for Canadian registered charities from anti-spam legislation"
Here is a helpful website from Industry Canada: http://fightspam.gc.ca/eic/site/030.nsf/eng/home
Do you require legal advice with respect to Canadian or Ontario non-profits or charities?
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.