Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities

Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations, annulments and penalties.  These letters from CRA…

Humber Fundraising Management Course “Ethical and Legal Issues”

Mark Blumberg will be team teaching, with Valerie Campbell and Sharilyn Hale, the Humber Fundraising Management Course "Ethical and Legal…

“Top 20 Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities” in Ottawa July 15

On July 15, 2015 Mark Blumberg will be delivering a 2 hour presentation entitled "Top 20 Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities" in…

CRA has minor updates to its Fundraising Guidance to include footnote on Gour decision

The CRA Fundraising Guidance, is CRA's main document dealing with the obligations of registered charities when it comes to fundraising.…

Updated Canadian Registered Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated version of the Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2015

We are looking forward to presenting the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2015 on April 14, 2015.   For information or to…

Globe and Mail “Canada Revenue Agency delists foreign charities”

Jeff Gray recently wrote a piece in the Globe and Mail on a quirky category of foreign charities who are given qualified donee status by virtue of…

CRTC adds to CASL FAQ discussion of meaning of “primary purpose” to raise funds for reg. charities

The CRTC recently updated their FAQs to include a discussion of an exemption related to Canadian registered charities.   If a commercial…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Canadian Charity Sector 2012

We have just released the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Canadian Charity Sector 2012.  The Canadian charity sector has grown again.…

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…

OHA “Strengthening Foundation Governance: Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions”

I will be presenting at the Ontario Hospital Association's conference "Strengthening Foundation Governance: Current Issues, Challenges and…

Blumbergs’ Charity Legal Checklist

Here is an updated version of the Blumbergs Charity Legal Checklist.We hope that you find it a useful tool to help your Canadian registered charity…

Federal Court of Appeal judgment relating to Allen Berg and donation to Cheder Chabad

Mr. Berg made a ‘donation’ to a registered charity, Cheder Chabad, and the registration of that charity has subsequently been…

Saskatchewan introduces bill “The Informal Public Appeals Act”

Saskatchewan has introduced a bill that would regulate informal public appeals. This will cover situations like when a fire destroys a family home…

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…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2013 – corporate law, CRA compliance and more

On October 15, 2013, Blumbergs will be having the 2nd Annual Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of…

“Ethical Decision-Making in Fundraising: Dealing with Situations that Challenge Professional Ethics”

I will be co-presenting on “Ethical Decision-Making in Fundraising: Dealing with Situations that Challenge Professional Ethics” at the…

CRA revokes Christian Economic Assistance Foundation

CRA has recently revoked the Christian Economic Assistance Foundation as a registered charity.  The charity had been previously covered by the…

Presentation on Fundraising from Canada in London for UK charities -July 26, 2013

I will be giving a presentation to Chapel & York on Fundraising from Canada on July 26th, 2013 in London, England.  Here is a link to the…

“Asking a bigger question” by Mark Blumberg

I recently wrote a short piece entitled “Asking a bigger question” that was distributed in the new Mackenzie Investments magazine…

CRA revokes Vancouver charity for high fundraising costs

The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency has announced the revocation of The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver as a…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute – corporate law, CRA compliance and more

On November 28, 2012 we will be having the Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of practical legal and…

R. v. Adam Gour judgment – fundraiser convicted in Ontario for non-disclosure of commissions

On June 28, 2012, in Barrie, Ontario, a fundraiser named Adam Gour was convicted by McIsaac, J. of fraud for failing to disclose commissions to…

APRA Panel “Focus on Canada’s Non-Profit Sector – Thriving or Just Surviving?”

I am looking forward to being on a panel for the APRA conference in Toronto on Wednesday.  The panel is entitled “Focus on Canada’s Non?Profit Sector…