Topics: News, What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Top Resources, New corporate non-profit acts
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.
More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:
So now you are a registered charity. What is next?
Date and Time - Wed, Sep 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
It can take 4-12 months to get registered charity status in Canada with the Charities Directorate. Although applying for charity status may seem like the hard part it is actually being a registered charity, including fundraising, carrying out charitable activities and ensuring compliance that are the most difficult part. Many charities do not start operations until after they have received registered charity status – this webinar will cover some of the first steps for a new registered charity including the following items to consider:
• Review Notification of Registration
• Set up a bank account
• Set up credit card
• Online fundraising and issuing of receipts.
• Use proper corporate name and business names
• Having board meetings and taking minutes
• Are organizational documents up to date? Are you clear about membership?
• Board education and understanding
• Distinctiveness from non-charities
• Establishing your Canadian charity’s identity
• Update corporate information if required
• Canadian donors - past donors and receipts?
• Donor Advised Funds and transfer over funds to the Canadian charity
• Setting up a process for issuing proper official donation receipts
• Keeping books and records.
• Make sure you have internal controls in place
• Employment – payroll and employment agreements.
• Objects and activities – make sure they fit
• Be aware of some of CRA’s most important guidance
• Protecting IP
• Provincial Registrations – for fundraising or operating
• Do you need multiple corporate entities?
• Is information that CRA has up-to-date?
• Review T3010 and information that will need to be filed – also diarize date for first filing
This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark is a partner at Blumberg Segal LLP and practices in the areas of Charity and Non-Profit Law.
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.