Some resources on money laundering and terrorism that may be helpful to charities in Canada

December 20, 2009 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: Canadian Charity Law, Avoiding 'Charity' Scams

From the basic to the indepth there are numerous resources on the web that can help Canadian charities avoid money laundering and terrorism.


BASIC

Charities in the International Context by the Charities Directorate of CRA
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/ntrntnl-eng.html

RCMP National Security Information Network
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cont/nisn-risn-eng.htm

UK Operational Guidance on Terrorism
http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/supportingcharities/ogs/g096.asp

Here is an article I wrote on the subject: https://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/images/uploads/Canadian_Charities_and_Terrorism_-_Preventing_Abuse_of_Your_Favourite_Charity.pdf


INDEPTH

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), Canada’s financial intelligence unit, was created in 2000 and is an independent agency, reporting to the Minister of Finance.  It was established and operates within the ambit of the Proceeds of Crime (money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and its Regulations.
http://www.fintrac-canafe.gc.ca/intro-eng.asp

IMoLIN is an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. IMoLIN has been developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading anti-money laundering organizations.
http://www.imolin.org/

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
http://www.fatf-gafi.org/pages/0,2987,en_32250379_32235720_1_1_1_1_1,00.html


Egmont Group For Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs)
http://www.egmontgroup.org/

Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorist Financing Requirements A GUIDE FOR CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS from the CICA
http://www.cica.ca/multimedia/Download_Library/Research_Guidance/Money_Laundering/English/eMLGuide0204.pdf

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