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.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited.
Blumbergs and the OCIC will be hosting a program on June 21, 2016 entitled "Recent Changes to the Regulation of Charitable Activities in China that will affect Chinese and Canadian charities". You can register here. It will feature Prof. Mark Sidel, Consultant for Asia at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mark Sidel has worked on nonprofit and philanthropic regulatory developments in China for nearly thirty years, and has worked in China for more than four decades. He will outline these recent developments, discuss their implications, and answer questions.
I am pleased to be on a panel for AFP GTA Fundraising Day with Caroline Riseboro, Bruce MacDonald, Hilary Pearson, and Stewart Wong. The topic of the panel will be "The Time is Now: Government Relations for Canadian Charities".
CRA recently released a letter which discusses whether an official receipt issued for property donated in kind can include an amount less than the fair market value of the property. CRA cited section 3501 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) Regulations to confirm that an official donation receipt should include the amount of the fair market value or the deemed fair market value of the property, in certain circumstances.
Here is our article "Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2014". It provides a list of Canadian charities that received foreign income in their 2014 fiscal year. Foreign income for Canadian charities has risen to $1.8 billion - making it an important and growing source of revenue for Canadian charities.
Blumbergs will be holding a half-day seminar on Tuesday June 21, 2016, Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits from 1PM-4PM. You can register here.