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.
If you are an Ontario non-profit corporation under the OCA you might find our article on ONCA helpful: 20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA.
Here is our updated article on Foreign Universities Applying for Prescribed University Status in Canada 2018. If your university or alma mater is outside of Canada then this article can be vital in terms of understanding how to more easily and tax effectively fundraise from Canada.
The Liberal government will be unveiling their 2018 Federal Budget on February 27, 2018 and here we will write about any developments that affect the non-profit and charity sector.
There are over 50,000 Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act. With the Ontario Government's recent announcement that the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) is being targetted to be brought into force in 2020, these Ontario non-profit corporations will need to think about options in handling this important corporate change. This article Options for dealing with ONCA for Ontario non-profit organizations under the Ontario Corporations Act may be of assistance.
The CRA has updated T4117 - Income Tax Guide to the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return (CRA). Certain non-profits that are NOT registered charities need to file the Form 1044 and this guide provides explanatory material on the CRA publication.
The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.