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Canadian Federal Budget 2019 and its impact on non-profits and charities

Canadian Federal Budget 2019

Budget 2019 and the Charitable Sector

Finance Minister Morneau delivered the 2019 Federal Budget yesterday.  Here is our article 2019 Canadian Federal Budget - How will it affect the Canadian charitable sector? with our take on the new Budget.

Finance has already released a Fall Economic Statement that did contain a number of initiatives relating to the charity sector and you can see our article Finance 2018 Fall Economic Statement and its Impact on Canadian Charities, Journalism and Social Finance.    READ MORE


Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and standards issues for Canadian registered charities. You can register for the program here.  The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be of interest to staff at non-profits and charities responsible for compliance issues, professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants who advise charities and non-profits, and board members of Canadian charities as well as philanthropists interested potentially establishing a private foundation.   We offer it once a year in Toronto, it typically sells out so don't miss your opportunity to register.  We have 111 registered so far.   READ MORE

Blumbergs’ International Philanthropy Conference 2019

We are holding a full-day event on international philanthropy on April 12, 2019: Blumbergs' International Philanthropy Conference.  A number of speakers from Canada and the US will be covering different topics in this day-long conference.  

We are very pleased that the Charities Directorate is sending Anne MacDougall to speak about the rationale for the CRA's position on direction and control, and describe changes the CRA is contemplating making to its guidance products, CG-002, on activities outside Canada, and CG-004, on the use of intermediaries within Canada.  

This a unique opportunity for charities who conduct international activities to learn about the rules and avoid compliance headaches. CRA has recently revoked a number of registered charities that were sending large amounts of funds outside of Canada without maintaining direction and control in addition to other concerns.  As well, the rules for direction and control are very similar for Canadian charities operating in Canada working with non-qualfied donees like non-profits that are not registered charities.

You can register for the event here.  We only have about 20 spaces left.   READ MORE

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.  READ MORE

Upcoming Blumbergs' Events for 2019: Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 and Blumbergs' International Philanthropy Conference 2019.

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Mark Blumberg

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.