Webinar on CRA’s CHAMP system for registered charities

The CRA's Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through the new CHAMP system.…

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 is now recognizing electronic signatures

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the need for social distancing, CRA has announced that it will temporarily be accepting electronic signatures.…

Corporations Canada loosens requirements for electronic signatures on documents

This is one of those posts that will probably be of interest to very few people.  Many have probably not thought of the issue of electronic…

Blumbergs’ COVID-19 FAQs for Registered Charities and Non-profits

Blumbergs will soon be releasing a large number of FAQ pages on our website specifically for common questions and issues affecting Canadian…

Corporations Canada extends annual return deadlines to September 30, 2020 for federal non-profit corporations

On April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is extending the deadline for filing annual returns for federal corporations. Annual…

Finance releases further information today on wage subsidy for business, non-profits and charities – more details to follow 

Finance today, April 1, 2020, released further information on wage subsidies for business, non-profits and charities.   The wage subsidy is about $71…

Ontario government allows all OCA corporations to have virtual meetings and extends deadlines for AGMs

The Ontario government has passed an Emergency Order (PDF) that will allow all corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA) and Ontario…

Extension for non-profits to file  T2 Corporation Income Tax Return and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return

On March 28, 2020 we blogged about "There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044".    We…

Ontario PGT has issued a “Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During the COVID19 Pandemic”

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee has issued a "Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During…

Charities and NPOs included in Federal government 75% wage subsidy

THIS BLOG WILL BE UPDATED Trudeau announces today that NPOs and Charities will be included in the wage subsidy.   On March 27, 2020 there was an…

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…

There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044

Until now there has not yet been an update from CRA on whether there is any extension of the filing requirements for non-profit corporations…

Ontario government companies branch and PGT are still operating

We checked with the Ontario Government today.   The Companies Branch is still providing over-the-counter service and checking their mail.  However,…

New Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest free loans to not-for-profits that have payroll over $50K

Here is a document entitled "Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19". In the Additional Support, it…

Corporations Canada email on annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Corporations Canada sent today an email on "Annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak".  It is for both non-profits (CNCA)…

Charities and Non-profits may be able to get a wage subsidy under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

As we noted in our recent blog on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Canadian charities and non-profits may be able to obtain a wage subsidy…

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…

We just sent out our Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law List – March 2020

We just sent out our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law List - March 2020 this morning.  If you want to be on our email list to receive updates you can…

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…

If your Canadian charity has assets/reserve and you don’t have a reserve fund policy you should stop fundraising

There is a backlash brewing against charities that are putting up desperate requests for funding but when people look at their annual report,…

CRA Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines until December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19

The CRA announced tonight that registered charities filing deadline for the T3010 that were or will be due from March 18, 2020 till December 31,…

Corona Virus/COVID-19 charity issues – cancelling events, refunds and the possibility of a charitable donation

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting charities in numerous ways.  In this short note, we will discuss cancelling events and refunding money or attempting…

“Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses” will also help charities

Here is a document from finance released today Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.  It is a large package…