Foreign Universities Fundraising in Canada

There are many options for foreign universities who are interested in fundraising in Canada and I have discussed 6 different options. It is time to…

CRA Documents and Cases involving Canadian Charities Operating Abroad and International Development

The Canada Revenue Agency has hundreds of forms and documents that are relevant to Canadian charities operating outside of Canada on their website.…

List of Foreign Countries and the Canadian Charities that operate in those countries (2005)

In these files we list every country and the individual Canadian charities that operate in those countries according to the 2005 T3010…

List of Foreign Countries and the Number of Canadian Charities that operate in each country (2004)

This brief article looks at how many Canadian Charities operate in each foreign country. The Top Five countries of operation are the United States…

Canadian Charities Operating Outside of Canada – A Statistical View

July 07, 2007 I have been intrigued by the issue of how many Canadian charities operate abroad. We are living in a world of greater globalization…

Planned Giving Internationally in “Your Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning”.

This article discusses a Canadian legal perspective on Planned Giving Internationally. It was written by Mark Blumberg and recently appeared in…

Cases Involving Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities

Here is the full text of certain recent Canadian cases decided in the last few years that should be of particular interest to Canadian charities…

Canadian Cases dealing with Canadian Registered Charities operating outside of Canada

Recent Canadian cases such the Tel-Aviv Foundation case, The Magen David Adom case and the Bayit Leplitot case, all decided in the last few years…

Canadian Charities Operating Abroad and Foreign Activities – CRA Information Letters

Here are certain Canada Revenue Agency Information Letters on Canadian Charities Operating Abroad. November 04, 2006 Here is the compilation…

CRA Top Ten Compliance Issues by Terry de March, Director General, Charities Directorate

This excellent slide presentation by Terry de March of the Canada Revenue Agency, Charities Directorate, highlights the most important compliance…

Requirements for Canadian Federal Non-profit Corporations that do NOT have charitable status

Canadian non-profits that do NOT have charitable status have their own legal requirements, which are different from those of registered…

Canadian Non Profit and Charity Legal Audits: Forget about It!

Increased media, donor and regulatory scrutiny has resulted in more charities conducting informal legal audits to prevent problems, rather than…

Canadian Charities Operating Abroad – Presentation to the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

In this presentation I provide an overview of issues for Canadian charities operating abroad especially Jewish charities interested in operating in…

Top Canadian Charities Operating Outside of Canada (2005) – Another dramatic increase

12,320 Canadian registered charities spent over $2.1 billion outside of Canada in 2005.  The details are provided. October 11, 2007 My article…

Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities by Mark Blumberg (October 2007 Article)

This 29 page article will attempt to assist Canadian charities who are conducting or interested in conducting programs outside of Canada with some…

Canadian Private and Public Foundations and International Activities

Here is my article on Canadian Private and Public Foundations and International Activities.  In this article I suggest 4 ways that Canadian…

Canadian Charities Maintaining Direction and Control and Avoiding Being a Conduit

Canadian charities generally cannot just gift funds to foreign charities.  This article discusses appropriate direction and control over…

Model Contractor Agreement for a Canadian Registered Charity Carrying Out Foreign Activities

Here is a sample contractor agreement for a Canadian registered charity conducting foreign activities I prepared it for the Capacity Builders…

Canadian Charities and Terrorism: Preventing Abuse of Your Favourite Canadian Charity

Charities, by virtue of their reputation and access to resources, in some cases make a tempting target for terrorists who are trying to acquire…

Canadian Charities Working with Other Organizations that are not Registered Charities

In this article I discuss how Canadian charities can work with other Canadian or International Organizations that are not registered Canadian…

New Guidance for Canadian Registered Charities Carrying out Foreign Activities

CRA has just released a new guidance called “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying out Activities Outside Canada”.  …