Corporations Canada extends AGMs for Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) corporations till Dec 31, 2020

In what is very good news for many non-profits and registered charities in Canada, Corporations Canada has extended the deadline for AGMs for Canada…

Corporations Canada moving forward to extend deadlines for AGMs etc for CNCA corporations

As we have noted previously, the Federal government has brought in a new bill C-17 dealing with various issues especially extending CNCA deadlines…

Transparency in the Canadian Charitable Sector and the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return Online Course

Every year we do a 3-hour course on transparency and the T3010.   This year there has been a lot of interest in transparency around charities.   On…

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.…

WE Charity filings with Corporations Canada

WE Charity is a Federal Corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”).  The CNCA is corporate legislation that applies to…

Mark Blumberg’s written submission to the Finance Committee on transparency in the non-profit and charity sector

Here is my Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget on Transparency and Accountability in the…

CRA releases letter on whether an entity is eligible for CEWS and discusses public institution

Here is a CRA letter on whether a public institution is eligible for CEWS: SUMMARY: CEWS—Public institution—ITA-149(1)(a), 149(1)(b),…

CRA Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Application Guide

Here is an application from CRA relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Revenue AgencyCanada Emergency Wage Subsidy…

Lengthy FAQ from CRA on wage subsidy

Here is an FAQ released by CRA on the Federal wage subsidy:Canada Revenue AgencyFrequently asked questions - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)…

We have recently added two new online courses for Canadian charities

We have recently added 2 new full-day courses namely Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity and Fundamentals of…

CNCA changes to allow for extensions for AGMs etc in Bill C-17 has first reading

The Federal government has brought in a new bill C-17 dealing with various COVID issues. One, in particular, we have discussed is making changes to…

Ontario gradually reopening under Stage 2 – will have impact on NPOs and charities

Ontario is gradually reopening.  In the Ontario government's A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 2 the Ontario government sets out its plan…

Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend?

In our note Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend we recently reviewed the T3010 information…

Charities Directorate Business Resumption Plan and Audits

CRA has just published its plan for the resumption of full activities.  Here is one pertaining to the Legislation and Policy Branch (Charities).  My…

Update on the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and regulations

The Ontario government has asked for comments on regulations affecting the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  The deadline is today.…

New course on restricted gifts in Canada by Mark Blumberg

Today we are launching a new course of restricted gifts for Canadian charities: "Restricted Gifts - Managing the Opportunities and Dangers of…

Further extension for T2 and T1044 filing deadlines for June, July and August 2020 filers

CRA has previously announced that the T2 Corporation Income Tax Return (the T2) and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return for…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the non-profit and charity sector.  Some organizations have been completely shut down, some have suspended…

CRA notice on charity applications – yes CRA is processing charity applications!

CRA has been processing charity applications during the COVID pandemic - even when they were "shut down".   This recent CRA notice advises charities…

Federal government proposal to increase time limits under various Federal acts including CNCA

The Federal government has prepared "Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Time Limits and Other Periods in Circumstances Due to COVID-19".   These…

What is a Qualified donee under the Income Tax Act Canada in 2020? How many are there?

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) – UPDATED

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing some non-profit organizations and registered charities to rethink the timing and manner of conducting their annual…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada

Here is our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada 2020.  It will be of help to Canadian registered…

Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020

Blumberg Segal LLP will be hosting an event "Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020" on July 17, 2020. This will be a…