As part of their educational mandate to encourage charities to be compliant with their legal requirements, including when conducting political activities, the Charities Directorate has released a "Political Activities PowerPoint Presentation" that registered charities can use internally to understand the limits of political activities. There is both the presentation and the speakers notes.
As well, if you are interested CRA has a guidance on political activities, a webinar on political activities and a part of their website dedicated to political activities by Canadian registered charities.
Also Blumbergs has a directory on political activities by Canadian registered charities. At Blumbergs we have assisted a number of charities dealing with CRA political activity audits. Furthermore, we work with charities to enhance compliance through informal legal audits and educational presentations. Contact us if you are a charity and require assistance with political activities.
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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.