Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

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Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, ONCA, Transparency, New corporate non-profit acts, Non-Profits that are not registered charities

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars.  Registration is free but space is limited. 

More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:


Top  Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities 

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - 12pm - 1pm EST

This presentation will cover some of the top CRA concerns for Canadian registered charities including: 

• T3010 annual charity information return and their accuracy 
• Official donation receipts 
• Staying within a charity’s legal objects 
• Fundraising regulation and CRA’s Guidance on Fundraising 
• Dealing with Non-Qualified Donees such as Canadian non-profits that are not registered charities and foreign charities 

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca  – a Canadian charity law website and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca ™ – a Canadian website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad. 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/960002672861400323

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

Dangers of Restricted Gifts 

on Jun 21, 2017 12:00 PM EDT


In a highly competitive charitable fundraising environment it is important that charities have a plan to deal with restricted gifts. Gifts may be restricted as to their purposes (eg. Scholarships) and to the timing of their expenditure (eg. perpetual endowment). In this presentation we will:

• Define restricted gifts – legal and practical definitions
• The strategic decision as to whether to accept restricted gifts 
• The regulatory framework for restricted gifts
• Structuring donor and funding agreements
• Applying new rules on existing endowment funds
• The dangers of restricted funds and how they can perpetually haunt you.
• Suggestions for avoiding problems with restricted gifts

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca ™ – a Canadian website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad. 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5902882486636630018

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.


Strategies for professional athletes interested in philanthropy in Canada 

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 - 12pm - 1pm EST

In order for professional athletes in Canada to be able to give back to their communities and also use their financial resources and reputation in the most productive way, it is important that they have proper guidance, support, and an understanding of the legal, ethical, and financial aspects of navigating the philanthropic landscape in Canada. The purpose of this webinar is to outline some of the fundamental issues that professional athletes (as well as their trusted advisors) should consider before getting involved in the charitable sector in Canada. 

This webinar will be presented by Kate Robertson. Kate is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP and practices in the areas of Charity and Non-Profit Law and Corporate/Commercial Law. Kate received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 2010. While in law school, Kate gained significant legal experience as a Policy Analyst and Charities Officer for the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in New York State, where she competed at the Division One level on a volleyball scholarship. 

You can register here at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1534158848792990211

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so how? 

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 PM EDT


Establishing a non-profit with or without charitable status is a difficult decision with significant responsibilities. This presentation will discuss:
• The differences between non-profit and charity 
• Issues to consider when exploring charitable registration 
• How to set-up a non-profit or charity 
• How to apply for charitable status 
• Common mistakes made in applying for charitable status 
• Why many organizations would be better off not applying for charitable status

This webinar will be presented by Kate Robertson. Kate is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP and practices in the areas of Charity and Non-Profit Law and Corporate/Commercial Law. Kate received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 2010. While in law school, Kate gained significant legal experience as a Policy Analyst and Charities Officer for the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Philosophy, Politics and Law from Binghamton University in New York State, where she competed at the Division One level on a volleyball scholarship. 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6405758423251222530

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities 

on Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM EDT

This webinar provides an overview on international activities by Canadian charities and regulatory issue for Canadian charities. The webinar will cover the following topics: 

• Ideas for doing good that does not involve charities 
• Some general considerations for Canadian charities carrying on activities outside of Canada 
• Reviews the importance of international philanthropy 
• Why would a “local” Canadian charity such as a hospital want to carry out foreign activities? 
• An overview of the Income Tax Act regulatory framework governing the 12,000 Canadian charities conducting foreign activities 
• The distinction between qualified donees and non-qualified donees 
• A basic overview of the CRA publication “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada” 

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca ™ – a Canadian website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5946514406561837826

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

Introduction to risk management for charities and non-profits

October 25, 2017 12:00 PM EST

This webinar is an introduction to risk management for staff and directors of charities and non-profit organizations. It provides practical guidance on how to identify, categorize and assess risks, and how to create a risk management plan. The approach is constructive, and will help overcome the intimidation many feel with this topic. 

This webinar will be provided by Richard Bridge. Richard Bridge is a lawyer based in Nova Scotia whose practice is dedicated to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada. Richard's clients are a wide range of charitable organizations, foundations, non-profit organizations, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, First Nations organizations and communities and public bodies across Canada. You can see Richard's website at: http://lawyerforcharities.ca/ 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3792235777960017155

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.


Top Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities 

on Nov 15, 2017 12:00 PM EST 

This presentation will cover some of the top CRA concerns for Canadian registered charities including: 

• T3010 annual charity information return and their accuracy 
• Official donation receipts 
• Staying within a charity’s legal objects 
• Fundraising regulation and CRA’s Guidance on Fundraising 
• Dealing with Non-Qualified Donees such as Canadian non-profits that are not registered charities and foreign charities 

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website and http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca ™ – a Canadian website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad. 

You can register here at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5557057492398963714

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

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