On April 18, 2013 we will have the first Blumbergs’ Charity Law Boot Camp in Toronto.  It will be a one day boot camp on compliance and standards issues for Canadian charities led by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg.

Overview:  This one-day workshop will deal with questions that all charities (or potential charities) should consider.  The first 2 hours will deal with questions such as: What are we trying to accomplish? Should we incorporate? Should we be a registered charity? What is the difference between a for-profit, non-profit and registered charity? How do we apply for registered charity status and what are some of the obstacles?

The rest of the day will cover matters that are significant for any operating charity surrounding revenue generation rules, receipting, transparency, and protecting your charity against risks. Topical issues such as collaboration, foreign activities, political activities and the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and Ontario Non-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will be touched upon as well.

Who should attend:  While the Charity Law Boot Camp may be very helpful for new or junior staff members trying to understand compliance and governance in the charity sector it is also helpful for senior executives in the charity sector who are regularly called upon to deal with compliance issues, either for their own organization or for other start up or established organizations.  Understanding compliance and standards will be helpful to those involved with governance but also those involved in program delivery, communications and fundraising. 

Cost: $145.00 (includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, materials, registration fees).  Space is limited.

Date and Location: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
At Oakham House at Ryerson – 55 Gould St. Toronto, ON M5B 1E9

More information:  For a complete agenda or to register see:  http://charitylawbootcamp.eventbrite.com/  Here is a PDF of information on the Blumbergs’ Charity Law Boot Camp in Toronto – April 18, 2013