ATIP request from Global Affairs Canada re: Canadian NGOs that applied for and received funding

Here is an Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request made of Global Affairs Canada in 2018 relating to "List of all Canadian non-profit…

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) In Canada – an online course by Mark Blumberg

We have recently launched another online course entitled "Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) In Canada: Understanding this important and often misunderstood…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017

We are pleased to launch our Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2017 with information on the Canadian registered charity sector for 2017.…

Fundraising from Canada – A course for groups outside of Canada – Online course

Are you a group outside of Canada considering fundraising initiatives in Canada or a group outside of Canada that has supporters in Canada? Are you…

Just launched our 3rd online course “Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada”

We have just launched our 3rd online course - this one is entitled "Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada".   It is geared…

TCC Ruling on Failure to Maintain Adequate Books and Records with Foreign Activity and Suspension

On June 28, 2019, the Tax Court of Canada released its decision Promised Land Ministries v the Queen, in which it upheld CRA's decision to…

Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg – April 2019

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

CRA tweaks to their guidance on registered charities carrying out activities outside of Canada

The CRA's Guidance Canadian registered charities carrying out activities outside Canada indicates it was revised on January 29, 2019. …

Blumbergs’ International Philanthropy Conference 2019 (SOLD OUT)

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a full-day event on international philanthropy on April 12, 2019: Blumbergs' International…

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…

BC Bodner Estate Case – yes an estate can give to a list of charities and non-profits

An interesting little case in BC called Bodner Estate.   Irene Bodna died and left about 8m to 24 different registered charities and non-profits that…

CRA revokes charity that spent almost 200m on foreign activities over last 5 years

Global News journalist Stewart Bell recently wrote an article "Government revokes charity status of Canadian Jewish group that supported…

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…

Addition to “Foreign charities that have received a gift from Her Majesty in right of Canada”

The Swiss Aga Khan Foundation has been added to the list of "Foreign charities that have received a gift from Her Majesty in right of…

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…

Special Senate Committee on the Charity Sector and Mark Blumberg’s testimony November 19, 2018

On Monday November 19, 2018 I presented to the Special Senate Committee on the Charity Sector in Ottawa.  My presentation dealt with a number of…

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…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2016

We launched today at the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute 2018 the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2016.  It has some…

Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities – A Very Simplified View of the Process

If your Canadian registered charity conducts foreign activities there are rules that apply.  If you are having trouble explaining that to…

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…

CAGP Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Symposium 2018

I am looking forward to presenting to the CAGP Advanced Canadian Gift Planning Symposium on international philanthropy in Ottawa on October 17,…

Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources 2016

We recently looked at Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources in 2016?  We hope that you find…