Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Global Giving, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams
Here is a “Checklist for Charities on Avoiding Terrorist Abuse” put out by the Charity Directorate of Canada Revenue Agency. It is a concise and helpful tool for charities to use to ensure that their resources are not misused by those who support or are involved with terrorism. Many charities tell me that terrorism is not an issue for them - in fact the precautions suggested in this checklist are just as important for charities to understand and impliment to avoid money laundering, tax evasion, and general missappropriation of resources for non-charitable purposes. Terrorism is local as well as international. (for example the FLQ and the Oklahoma City bombing). http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/chcklsts/vtb-eng.html
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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.