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.…

CRA encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 using CHAMP online

CRA is now more actively encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 online. Makes a lot of sense in light of the current…

Filings with Corporations Canada during the COVID-19 crisis

Update on March 26, 2020 Corporations Canada has now advised us today that with snail mail they will be having at the moment a staff person come in…

Now might be a good time to look at utilizing CRA’s online services.

The Charities Directorate has announced that they are largely shut down at the moment.  Many changes or filings can be done online and now may be a…

Registered Charity Q&A with Blumbergs – Friday March 20, 2020

With the Charities Directorate call centre suspended till April 5, 2020, we thought we would have a Registered Charity Q&A on Friday, March 20.…

A discount for Blumbergs online courses until April 1, 2020

Over the last year, Blumbergs has released 8 online courses.   In case you are interested we have provided over the next 2 weeks a 50% discount…

Blumbergs releases new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for 2020 by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg.  It is a checklist for Canadian registered charities to assist them with…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -now online

Blumbergs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp again on Monday, April 20, 2020. An easy enough…

List of foreign charities that have received a gift from the Canadian government is up to 5

The List of foreign charities that have received a gift from Her Majesty in right of Canada has now 5 foreign charities listed. Here is the list:…

Now 462 municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees

The list of municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada registered as qualified donees has grown to 462.  It is…

CRA releases list of registered journalism organizations

Journalism has been under a lot of stress for many years.  The Trudeau government has proposed a number of complicated and convoluted initiatives to…

CRA revoking dormant charities

We recently put online CRA letters to registered charities that had been revoked over the last few years as a result of audit.   It was interesting…

Very surprising statistics from the Charities Directorate on recent charity registrations

I recently looked at a couple of ATIP documents from the Charities Directorate and I was quite surprised at the decline in the number of charity…

CRA replaces RC59 with Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Access by Phone and Mail

CRA has said that they will no longer accept the RC59 Business Consent for Offline Access and now as of today one will need to use the new Form…

Universities outside of Canada that are qualified donees and fundraising in Canada

If a University is outside of Canada and on a special list maintained by CRA then that foreign university can issue Canadian "official donation…

CRA releases application form for qualified Canadian journalism organizations

The CRA on December 20, 2019, put out a press release on their incentives relating to journalism.   As well CRA has released the T625 Application for…

Church of Atheism of Central Canada v. CRA – atheism is not a religion for Canadian charity purposes

A recent Federal Court of Appeal case Church of Atheism of Central Canada v. Canada (National Revenue) deals with a group promoting atheism who…

Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is for now a qualified donee in Canada

There is a list called "foreign charities that have received a gift from Her Majesty in right of Canada".  As the name suggests a group that gets a…

Increase in numbers of organizations in two qualified donee categories

There are a couple of important qualified donee categories that have increased in size - first the "List of municipal or public bodies performing a…

ONCA – does no update mean no ONCA?

I have been asking the Ontario government for months for an update on whether ONCA is coming into force and when.   On September 25, 2019 I…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2019

Join us on Monday October 7, 2019 in Toronto for the 8th Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute. We will be featuring a number of…

CRA announces that it will still accept paper charity applications until September 30, 2019

CRA is encouraging non-profits that want to apply to become registered charities to use their new CHAMP system for the application process. …

Just launched our 3rd online course “Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada”

We have just launched our 3rd online course - this one is entitled "Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada".   It is geared…

Making sense of CRAs new online Canadian charity application system

CRA in June 2019 brought in a new charity application system under their CHAMP modernization program.  Here is our article Making sense of…