Canadian Registered Charities Revoked as a result of Audit from 1992-2017

Over the past 25 years there have been 447 Canadian registered charities that the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has…

Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2015

Here is an article entitled Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2015 which lists the Canadian…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Canadian Federal government in 2015?

In this note Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Canadian Federal government in 2015? we cover the Canadian charities that…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from provincial governments in 2015

In this note Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from provincial or territorial governments in 2015? it covers charities that received…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from municipal or regional governments in 2015?

In this note Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from municipal or regional governments in 2015? we cover the Canadian registered…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 – save the date!

We are pleased to announce the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 will be on Monday October 16, 2017. Further details will…

Presentation on community foundations and political activities in Ottawa – May 13, 2017

Mark Blumberg will be co-presenting on "How community foundations can lead and engage in small ‘a’ advocacy" in Ottawa at the Community…

Which Canadian registered charities spent the most on foreign activities in 2015?

Here is our article "Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2015 and how much did they spend?"

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015

We have just released our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015. Lots of interesting statistics and information on the Canadian…

Guidance for Professional Athletes considering Philanthropy in Canada – Part 2

Kate Robertson and Mark Blumberg recently prepared Part 2 of the article series, Guidance for Professional Athletes considering Philanthropy in…

CRA sending out notices on T3010 filings

Here is a redacted copy of a notice sent by the Charities Directorate of CRA reminding charities of their filing date and the consequences of not…

Finance releases Report on Federal Tax Expenditures for 2017

The Department of Finance has released its estimates of tax expenditures.  Here is the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures - Concepts, Estimates and…

What are the chances of your Canadian charity application succeeding?

In Canada, the Charities Directorate of CRA reviews carefully all registered charity applications.  Some of the latest statistics from the CRA…

The second best Canadian registered charity transparency tool has been improved

In August 2016 we launched a website to improve transparency on Canadian registered charities.  It is at www.charitydata.ca  We have just made a…

Imagine Canada’s The Ethical Code Program comes to an end on Dec 31,  2016

Imagine Canada has announced that their original "Ethical Code Program" is being merged with their new Standards Program. They are…

Which Canadian Private Foundations had the largest total expenditures in 2013-2015?

We recently reviewed the private foundations contained on the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return for 2013, 2014 and 2015.…

Did charitable giving in Canada really hit a 10-year low?

I recently read a press release from a Canadian think tank that said “Charitable giving in Canada hits 10-year low”. They proposed…

CRA releases new form for charities to change director, trustee, or like official information

The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently released a new form which allows charities to easily update CRA on any changes…

Recording available for CCLA webinar by Mark Blumberg on CRA’s political activities consultation

Mark Blumberg recently presented a webinar for the Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) to discuss CRA’s consultation on political…

CRA providing electronic version of Form T2081

CRA recently announced that the mailing of a printed copy of the Form T2081, Excess Corporate Holdings Worksheet for Private Foundations will no…

CRA is now including a T3010 reminder notice in Notification of Registration letters

Recently we noticed that CRA is now including a T3010 reminder notice in the Notification of Registration letters being issued to new…

CRA releases new educational video series on ‘Gifting and Receipting’

CRA recently released its first video as part of a new educational video series on 'Gifting and Receipting'.  This series is meant to…

An ICN Webinar – CRA Regulations and the Political Activities of Charities

I am pleased to be co-presenting to the ICN a webinar on "CRA Regulations and the Political Activities of Charities". Here is the blurb on it: An ICN…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2014 – focus on Ontario registered charities

We are proud to present the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2014.  The data subset used is the CRA's…