CharityData.ca updated to new search year 2019 and with some charities reporting additional 2020 information

The last complete data year from the CRA and the T3010 is now 2019.  Consequently, we have updated CharityData.ca to be based on the 2019 data when…

New Ontario Business Registry (OBR) launches along with ONCA on October 19 – get your company key

With the launch of the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR) in Ontario on October 19 you should obtain your company key.  Also, those Ontario…

Ontario has extended ability for OCA/ONCA non-profit corporations to have virtual meetings till September 30, 2022

Some Ontario corporations have provisions in their by-laws that allow for virtual meetings.  This is particularly important during COVID.    However,…

CRA’s views on compensation paid for clinical research studies

The CRA was asked whether monetary compensation paid to participants in clinical research studies is taxable income and whether the payer is required…

CRA Letter dealing with Non-profit organizations and business activities, reserves and dealing with non-members

Here is a CRA's letter 2019-0825751E5 Whether a NPO has a profit purpose -- Section 149(1)(l) (1) dealing with Non-profit organizations and business…

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.…

Blumbergs’ Written Submission to the Department of Finance with respect to the disbursement quota for Canadian registered charities

Here is Blumbergs' Written Submission to the Department of Finance about the disbursement quota. As we note in the submission, we are firmly in…

Should the disbursement quota for registered charities in Canada change or be left alone?

In this article "Should the disbursement quota for registered charities in Canada change or be left alone?", Mark Blumberg and Jessie Lang discuss…

Updated CharityData.ca site has been launched – the largest portal of data on the Canadian registered charity sector

We have recently upgraded the CharityData.ca website.  The work on the upgrade has taken place over the last eight months.   Some of the changes…

How engaged are Canadian registered charities in this election?

I was asked the question "How engaged are Canadian registered charities in this election?" by a journalist and to be honest, I had to say I have no…

Notice from Service Ontario about filings under OCA as ONCA is being launched

We received a notice from Service Ontario relating to filings prior to ONCA coming into force on October 19, 2021.  Essentially any filings done by…

Update for Online Filings with Corporations Canada under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”)

Corporations Canada recently announced that they have taken 2 additional security measures to ensure the accuracy of the information about federal…

ACCS submission to Finance on the DQ suggesting no change to the rate is disappointing for operating charities

At a time when charities need funds and private foundations alone are sitting on $95 billion dollars, the Advisory Committee to the Charitable Sector…

Which Canadian charities issued the most official donation receipts in 2019?

We reviewed the Canadian registered charities that identified they issued official donation receipts and the total amount of donation receipts issued…

Which Canadian registered charities had the largest assets in 2019?

Here is our note on Which Canadian charities had the largest assets in 2019?.    Canadian registered charities are required to disclose on the T3010…

Liberal party platform includes commitment to stop providing anti-abortion groups with charity status

The Liberals have recently released their Liberal Party Platform-Forward-For-Everyone.  The Liberals and Conservatives have always played a culture…

Which Charities Received the Most Money from the Federal Government in 2019?

We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2019 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project.  The…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2019 – information on registered charities in Ontario from the CRA T3010 annual filings

Here is the Blumbergs' Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2019. We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2019 – information on the Canadian registered charity sector from the T3010 filings of Canadian charities

Here is the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2019. We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2019…

Conservatives propose Foreign Agents Registry Act which could prevent large Canadian charities from receiving foreign funding costing universities and others billions of dollars

The Conservatives have put forward some proposals in their platform that are unclear and could have a significant negative effect on the charity…

Conservative party commits to in party platform to increasing disbursement quota to 7.5%

The Conservative party has just released their platform and they have committed to increasing the disbursement quota from the current 3.5% to 7.5%.…

Ontario government announces that ONCA and Ontario Business Registry will be launched October 19, 2021

It took many years but finally, it looks like new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and the Ontario Business Registry will be launched on…

Federal Election 2021 has been called – charities and NPOs need to pay attention to the rules – some should also get engaged.

Yesterday it was announced that the 2021 Federal election will be held on September 20, 2021.   Charities and non-profits need to pay attention to…

Many charities with March 31 year ends need to file their T3010 by September 30

Many Canadian registered charities have March 31 year ends.  Mostly these are aligned with government funders who have a similar year-end.    These…