Foreign Activities by Canadian Charities - Free Archived Webinars from CLIP and Mark Blumberg

April 04, 2011 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Global Giving, Ethics and Canadian Charities, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams

Here are some free archived webinars - each approximately 1 hour in length on Canadian charities and foreign activities.  If your charity conducts foreign activities these webinars will help in understanding some of the compliance issues.

Free Archived Webinars on Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities

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Topic:  Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities
Originally presented January 17, 2011 Duration:  1 hour
Description:  This webinar provides an overview on international activities by Canadian charities and regulatory issue for Canadian charities. Join charity lawyer Mark Blumberg (editor of http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca) as he provides:
• Ideas for doing good that does not involve charities
• Some general considerations for Canadian charities carrying on activities outside of Canada
• Reviews the importance of international philanthropy
• Why would a “local” Canadian charity such as a hospital want to carry out foreign activities?
• An overview of the Income Tax Act regulatory framework governing the 12,000 Canadian charities conducting foreign activities
• The distinction between qualified donees and non-qualified donees
• A basic overview of the recent CRA publication “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada” located at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/tsd-cnd-eng.html

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Topic: Foreign Activities 201: Advanced issues with CRA’s Guidance on Activities outside of Canada
Originally presented January 17, 2011   Duration:  1 hour
Description:  Join charity lawyer Mark Blumberg (editor of http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca) as he provides an overview of the CRA guidance “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada” located at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/tsd-cnd-eng.html

Learn about:
• Direction and control over resources
• Avoiding being a “conduit”
• Abiding by local laws
• Risk Management for foreign activities • Types of permissible relationships in foreign activities.
• Avoiding misuse of charitable assets
• Charitable goods policy
• Keeping books and records in Canada

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Topic: Foreign Activities 301: Responding to Legal and Ethical Challenges in International
Originally presented January 17, 2011 Duration:  1 hour
Description:  Join charity lawyer Mark Blumberg (editor of http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca) as he discusses more difficult legal and ethical challenges relating to foreign activities by Canadian charities. Familiarity with the CRA guidance “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada” located at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/tsd-cnd-eng.html is helpful.
Learn about:
• Challenges in dealing with natural disasters
• Transfers of Capital property to local partners
• How some have tried to misuse international development for private gain and abusive charity gifting tax shelters
• Inflated valuation of pharmaceuticals for developing countries.
• More in depth discussion of books and records
• Some important ethical issues with foreign activities
• Local ownership
• Free or inexpensive resources

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