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The charitable sector in Canada has become more challenging and highly competitive. Donors, regulators, media, the public as well as other stakeholders, have increasingly high expectations of charities and how they operate.


2021 Canadian Federal Budget – How will it affect the Canadian charitable sector?

A lot has changed in 2 years when the last Federal budget was delivered. Today, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has introduced a Federal…

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.…

If a charity official donation receipt does not have all mandatory elements then it can be invalid

In a recent Federal Court of Appeal case called Kueviakoe v. Canada, the court decided that an official donation receipt lacking certain basic or…

Employees in the Canadian Charity Sector -most charities either have no employee or 1 employee

  I recently read a very good report from The Charity Report dealing with charity sector employees entitled Charity Sector Employees: Employee…

Centre for Inquiry Canada publishes report on “The Costs of Religion in Canada”

Someone sent me a link to a report from the Centre for Inquiry Canada entitled "The Costs of Religion in Canada".  It is advocating for…

CRA updates charitable activities page to include public policy dialogue and development activities (PPDDA) and Third Party Election Advertising

Recently CRA updated their post on charitable activities to highlight the ability of charities to carrying out public policy dialogue and development…

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Muslim teachers in Quebec disappointed as landmark religious symbols ruling faces appeal | CBC News https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-religious-symbols-court-ruling-english-schools-1.5996935