Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
The Charity Law Information program has posted various videos at http://www.vimeo.com/charitylaw These videos came from a conference entitled “Being Good and Doing Good” which was held in Toronto in 2010.
Here is a little blurb on the Charity Law Information Program (which is supported by a contribution from the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency).
We all know that managing a charitable organization can be very complex. Funders, donors and consumers are demanding more transparency and accountability, board and staff need to keep on top of their legal compliance requirements, and everyone needs to be concerned with safeguarding their organization from misuse.
That’s where the Charity Law Information Program, or CLIP, can help. CLIP is a project of Capacity Builders, made possible by a financial contribution of the Canada Revenue Agency. The project’s goal is to help charities become more aware of their legal obligations under the Income Tax Act. On this site you’ll find numerous plain-language resources and a calendar of upcoming workshops, webinars and podcasts on a variety of topics. http://www.vimeo.com/charitylaw
Some of the topics and speakers include:
Safety of Humanitarian Workers Outside Canada (John Schafer, Director of Security, InterAction, Washington, D.C.)
Dealing with the Challenges of Uncertain Funding (William “Bill” Harper, CA, Non-Profit Financial Management Expert)
Gift Acceptance Issues - Dealing with Difficult Restrictions and Difficult Donors (Malcolm Burrows, Head - Philanthropic Advisor
Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Settings (Marie-Luise Ahlendorf, Global Programmes Department, Transparency International,
The Role of the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee (Ken Goodman, Acting Public Guardian and Trustee, Office of the Public Guard
The Importance of Training in Basic Financial Management (John Cammack, Independent NGO Financial Management Trainer And Consult
Capacity Building Through Financial Management (John Cammack, Independent NGO Financial Management Trainer And Consultant, UK)
HST in Ontario: Top Issues for Canadian Charities (James Capobianco, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)
How to Read Financial Statements to Find the Top 30 Problems (Eric Plato, Director of Finance and Administration, Frontier Colle
Non Compliance - The UK Perspective (Elise Millington, Senior Legal Advisor, UK Charity Commission)
Regulation of Charities: The UK Experience (Elise Millington, Senior Legal Advisor, UK Charity Commission)
Principles Become Techniques: Applying the Lens of our Values to our Work (Marshal Wallace, Director, Do No Harm Project)
You can view the above videos for free at: http://www.vimeo.com/charitylaw
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.