We assist Canadian charities, their staff and boards of directors, to understand their legal and ethical obligations when operating a Canadian registered charity and provide insights and information to non-Canadian charities interested in operating or fundraising in Canada.
The charitable sector in Canada has become more challenging. It is highly competitive with over 86,000 Canadian registered charities. As well donors, regulators, media, the public as well as other stakeholders, have increasingly high expectations of charities and how they operate. We assist charities in Canada grapple with these important legal and standards issues.
Here is an agenda for the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute 2015. You can register here.
The Trinity Global Support Foundation was recently revoked. It received some media attention because of the involvement of the former mayor of London, Ontario in the charity. Here are the letters from CRA explaining the detailed reasons for revocation of Trinity Global Support Foundation. We blogged on this charity before at "CRA revokes Trinity Global Support Foundation as a charity" and "FCA case on Trinity Global Support Foundation - CRA wins again"
CRA recently revoked the registration of Canadian Friends of Pearl Children. Here are the CRA letters to the charity. According to CRA the organization issued over $167 million in inappropriate official donation receipts. On July 20, 2015 I blogged about the revocation of Canadian Friends of Pearl Children.
Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations, annulments and penalties. These letters from CRA cover many different grounds for de-registration or the imposition of penalties.
We are compiling a list of Canadian cases dealing with charities, gifting and related issues. Let us know if you have any other suggestions:
Ontario not-for-profit corporations will have 3 years from the date ONCA comes into force to make any necessary changes to their governing documents. At end of the 3 years, the not-for-profit corporations’ letters patent, by-laws and special resolutions will be deemed to be amended to comply with ONCA’s requirements. ONCA has not been brought into force and probably will not be until around 2018.