Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 (SOLD OUT)

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held again on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and…

Course – Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

We have created a course entitled "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course…

Fallacies about private foundations in 2019 – an article on the many myths about private foundations

The compliance requirements and restrictions on private foundations in Canada are frequently misunderstood, even by those who run large private…

Informal Risk Reviews are Excellent Value for Money for Registered Charities

I wrote an article many years ago encouraging informal legal reviews by non-profits and charities. It was called “Canadian nonprofit and charity…

New Canadian Registered Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg

Here is the new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity they…

CBC article “Pro sports charities hoarding cash, overspending on fundraising, watchdog says”

The CBC today covered the issue of Canadian pro sports teams and their fundraising charities in "Pro sports charities hoarding cash, overspending on…

Foreign Universities Applying for Prescribed University Status in Canada 2018

Here is our updated article on Foreign Universities Applying for Prescribed University Status in Canada 2018.  If your university or alma mater…

How Much Should a Canadian Registered Charity Spend on Administration?

I felt I had to write an article because the myth that low overhead is good is so widespread and pernicious.  I originally wrote the article in 2008…

Blumbergs’ Receipting Kit for Canadian registered charities – by Mark Blumberg

Here is our Blumbergs’ Receipting Kit for Canadian registered charities 2018.   If you wish to receive updates on the Receipting Kit you should join…

CRA’s Fundraising Guidance is the most important compliance document for Canadian fundraisers

I am still surprised at the number of Canadian fundraisers that I meet who have not read the CRA's Fundraising Guidance or have read it but…

CharityVillage Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg

Here is my recent webinar Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg.  It was wonderful to have over…

Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration On Operating a Registered Charity

Here is our article Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration Regarding Operating a Registered Charity.  It provides…

Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg – For Charity Village – March 2018

Here is an article I recently wrote entitled Top Canadian Charity Law Issues for Charity Village.  It highlights some of the…

Upcoming Blumbergs’ Events for 2018 – Bootcamp, T3010 and Receipting

Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will…

Our directory of top resources for Canadian registered charities

Over the last 10 or more years, we have published over 2500 blog posts.  Except for a few avid readers, that might be a little overwhelming so…

CRA Questions on Charities Assisting Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria

In our note "CRA Questions on Charities Assisting Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria" it includes some common questions and answers from CRA on…

Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA

Here is our note "Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA". It contains explanations of…

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities

A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to…

Prescribed foreign universities can have their qualified donee status be revoked by the CRA

Canada has an unusually generous system in which foreign universities that have a couple of Canadian students studying there can obtain the…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2015

We have just released the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2015.We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity…

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care issued a Directive on Hospital Naming

Today the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care issued a Directive on Hospital Naming.   Hospitals in Ontario will want to review the…

Blumbergs’ Receipting Kit 2017 by Mark Blumberg

[UPDATED RECEIPTING KIT 2018] We have just released our updated Blumbergs' Receipting Kit 2017. The Blumbergs' Receipting Kit 2017…

Upcoming CPA Ontario charity programs with Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg will be delivering two upcoming Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) charity programs:  Charity…

CASL – no private right of action but changes to implied consent rules

There were supposed to be 2 important changes taking place on July 1, 2017 with Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).The first was a new…