Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020

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

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017

We are pleased to launch our Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017  with information on the Canadian registered charity sector…

Some government of Canada material on social enterprise, social innovation and social finance

Here are some documents relating to social finance, social investments and social enterprise that have been requested by various people through the…

CRA’s Charities Education Program Letter

In December 2017, CRA introduced a new program, the Charities Education Program ("CEP") which is aimed at helping charities comply with the…

Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg – April 2019

Here is our new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity,…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 (SOLD OUT)

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held again on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and…

Course – Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

We have created a course entitled "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course…

Fallacies about private foundations in 2019 – an article on the many myths about private foundations

The compliance requirements and restrictions on private foundations in Canada are frequently misunderstood, even by those who run large private…

New Canadian Registered Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg

Here is the new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity they…

CRA letter on private foundation receiving residue of alter ego trust and excess corporate holdings

There are certain rules in the Income Tax Act that only apply to private foundations and not charitable organizations and public foundations. …

CharityVillage Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg

Here is my recent webinar Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg.  It was wonderful to have over…

Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration On Operating a Registered Charity

Here is our article Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration Regarding Operating a Registered Charity.  It provides…

Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg – For Charity Village – March 2018

Here is an article I recently wrote entitled Top Canadian Charity Law Issues for Charity Village.  It highlights some of the…

Upcoming Blumbergs’ Events for 2018 – Bootcamp, T3010 and Receipting

Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will…

Our directory of top resources for Canadian registered charities

Over the last 10 or more years, we have published over 2500 blog posts.  Except for a few avid readers, that might be a little overwhelming so…

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues By Mark Blumberg

Here is an article on Top Canadian charity law compliance issues by Mark Blumberg.  Hopefully it provides a good overview of the most…

Federal government consulting on “Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy”

In a press release from ESDC entitled "Canadians are invited to share their ideas on the development of a Social Innovation and Social Finance…

The Non-Profit Organization Risk Identification Project (NPORIP) Report – finally released

In June 2014, which is almost 2 years ago, I put in a request to CRA to receive a copy of certain information on the Non-Profit…

CRA’s “Non-Profit Organization Risk Identification Project Report”

CRA conducts reviews each year that are meant to promote compliance with its laws. One of these reviews is the "Non-Profit Organization Risk…

Presentation to the Schulich School of Business, York University on Structures for Social Enterprise

I enjoyed giving a presentation tonight to an MBA class at Schulich School of Business at York University on Structures for Social Enterprise. …

Business Activities and Earned Income by Canadian Charities – webinar from CLIP

Here is an archived webinar entitled “Business Activities and Earned Income by Canadian Charities” with charity lawyer Mark Blumberg.…

Canadian charities and holding shares of subsidiary corporation carrying on business

This CRA letter deals with “whether a charity’s status is at risk where the charity holds shares of a subsidiary corporation carrying on…

Recent case on Canadian registered charity and business activities -Hostelling International Canada

This article deals with the recent Canadian Federal Court of Appeal case Hostelling International Canada – Ontario East Region in which the Federal…