Blumbergs’ Ontario Charity Sector Snapshot 2012

Here is the Blumbergs' Ontario Charity Sector Snapshot 2012.   For those who are interested in the size and scope of the Ontario…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Alberta Charity Sector 2012

We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2012 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project.   We…

Typhoon Haiyan – Canadian charities respond to humanitarian crisis

The Humanitarian Coalition has launched an appeal for Typhoon Haiyan which has killed many people in the Philippines and left many homeless. …

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2011

We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2011 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project.  We…

Canadian Charities and CSR in the New DFATD World

Here is a presentation that I delivered to the Canada Southern Africa Chamber of Business’ 11th Risk Mitigation and & CSR Seminar entitled…

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to amalgamate with Canadian DFAIT

The Federal Government has announced in the 2013 Federal Budget that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will be amalgamated with…

Canadian Federal Budget 2013 and its impact on charities

On March 21, 2013 at 4pm, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered the 2013 Canadian federal budget. There were a number of interesting proposals…

Charities Directorate page on Sahel Crisis Matching Fund and responding to the disaster

The Charities Directorate of the CRA has posted a page on CIDA’s Sahel Crisis Matching Fund.Here is a link to the CRA’s Sahel Crisis…

Canadian government launches matching program for crisis in Sahel region in Western Africa

The Canadian government is launching a matching program for donations made by Canadians to organizations from August 7 - September 30, 2012. …

CIDA publishes “CIDA in Focus” annual report

On the heels of an OECD report on CIDA, CIDA has published the 4th annual CIDA’s Development for Results 2010–2011 report.You can read the…

Major OECD report on Canadian foreign aid and CIDA

A recent OECD report discusses CIDA and Canada’s aid effort.  Canada receive some praise for certain initiatives but recommendations were…

Transcript of testimony to Finance Committee on charity transparency, tax incentives and political

Here is the transcript from the Standing Committee on Finance on May 8, 2012.  6 witnesses, lots of questions.  I was one of the…

CIDA announces funding for 53 Canadian partnerships in international development – $142 million

Minister of International Cooperation, Bev Oda, announced on December 23, 2011 the results of the Call for Proposals process of the Partnerships with…

CIVICUS WORLD ASSEMBLY in Montréal, September 10-12, 2011 – program updated and early bird extended

If you register before June 30, 2011 you get a 40% discount on your registration fee. CIVICUS is a great conference and it is in Montreal this year.…

Canadian Election 2011 – will there be an effect on Canadian registered charities

Like many Canadians I will be watching the election.  I will be blogging on whether there are implications for the charitable sector and whether…

Copy of Mark’s Presentation on new CRA Foreign Activity Guidance

Here is a copy of a presentation I have given on CRA’s Foreign Activity Guidance.  It has been delivered in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa…

CIDA Call for Proposals (Muskoka Initiative Partnership Program)

Here is information from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Partnerships with Canadians Branch (PWCB) on a new $75 million…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – October 2010

Here is a copy of the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List newsletter for October 2010. Blumbergs Newsletter#blumbergs {font-family: Arial,…

Minister Oda unveils CIDA’s Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy

CIDA today released further information on its third and last priority theme:Sustainable Economic Growth.  CIDA had previously discussed food…

CIDA releases Report to Parliament on Canada’s Official Development Assistance 2009-2010

Here is CIDA’s “Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada’s Official Development Assistance 2009-2010”.  It is 47…

October 3rd is final day for Pakistan flood matching

Here is a press release reminding Canadians that the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund matching period ends October 3…

Papers from Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation on CIDA

Those interested in CIDA may find these 4 papers from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation interesting.  Here is a copy of the press……

Workshops on Foreign Activities by Canadian charities – Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg

I will be delivering some workshops on the new CRA guidance on foreign activities by Canadian charities in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg. …

Understanding CIDA’s Matching Funds for Pakistan Flood Relief Fund – an article by Mark Blumberg

The recent floods in Pakistan have resulted in CIDA setting up a matching fund and here is my article entitled Understanding CIDA’s Matching…