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. Topics are subject to change.
Here is Blumbergs' submission to the Department of Finance on their recent Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Political Activities of Charities. For further information on political activities and Canadian registered charities see our directory of blogs and documents.
Join us on Tuesday October 16, 2018 in Toronto for a financial capacity building workshop with Gordon Holley from Humanity Financial Management. Gordon will show organization leaders what they can do to increase the financial capacity of their charities and not-for-profit organizations.You can sign up here.
The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency today released guidance on "Charities and public policy advocacy". This is on the heels of the Finance Department releasing draft legislative proposals recently and requesting comments by October 13, 2018. CRA notes that it accepts suggestions to guidances on an ongoing basis - in other words, you can comment at any time on this guidance. I will be discussing the topic of political activities at our upcoming Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute.
If your Canadian registered charity conducts foreign activities there are rules that apply. If you are having trouble explaining that to foreign groups that you work with you might find our article "Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities – A Very Simplified View of the Process" to be helpful.