“Regulation of nonprofits in Israel”? with Ophir Katz in Toronto on September 6, 2016

In an invitation only event Blumbergs will have one of Israel’s top non-profit lawyers, Ophir Katz, of Ophir Katz & Co. Law offices,…

New FATF Recommendations on non-profits avoiding terrorism and money laundering

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has updated The FATF Recommendations International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the…

Lack of transparency continues when the Canadian government makes a gift to a foreign charity

On the CRA website there is a list of foreign charities that received a gift from the Canadian government.  CRA has just released a new…

Recent Changes to the Regulation of Charitable Activities in China

Blumbergs and the OCIC will be hosting a program on June 21, 2016 entitled "Recent Changes to the Regulation of Charitable Activities in China that…

CRA letter on donation of capital property and donation receipt

CRA recently released a letter which discusses whether an official receipt issued for property donated in kind can include an amount less than the…

Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2014

Here is our article "Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2014".  It provides a list of…

CRA information on assisting people and charities impacted by the wildfires in Alberta

The Canada Revenue Agency ('CRA') recently published a Question and Answer piece on its website which provides information on providing…

Charity Commission reports on funding non-charities by Joseph Rowntree Trust and Roddick Foundation

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has  released two very interesting regulatory case reports including the Regulatory Case Report…

Top Fallacies about Private Foundations in Canada

Here is a recent article written by Mark Blumberg, Kate Robertson and Lynn Gluckman of Blumberg Segal LLP on the Top Fallacies about private…

Top Fallacies about Private Foundations in Canada – Part two

The Hillborn Charity eNews just published the second part of our article Top fallacies about private foundations in Canada.  It discusses…

High Court rules Cup Trust Gift Aid claim can be withdrawn

In the Cup Trust case there was an abusive scheme run by a charity and controlled by a trustee, Mountstar.  The Mountstar trustee was…

Financial Action Task Force consultation on Recommendation 8 and preventing NPO terrorist abuse

The Charity Commission of England and Wales recently put out a notice entitled Charities encouraged to take part in Financial Action Task Force…

Top fallacies about private foundations in Canada – Part one

The Hillborn Charity eNews just published the first part of our article Top fallacies about private foundations in Canada.  It discusses…

Opportunities for the Disabled Foundation v. The Queen (FCA) – charity revoked

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the Opportunities for the Disabled Foundation v. The Queen (FCA). Here is a PDF copy of…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to Foreign Qualified Donees for 2014

Here is a list of the Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to Foreign Qualified Donees for 2014. The list contains gifts of approximately…

Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2014 and how much did they spend?

Canadian registered charities spent in 2014 over $3.1 Billion dollars outside of Canada by using employees, volunteers or intermediaries.…

Class action lawsuit against Gospel for Asia in US

The Hamilton Spectator has revealed that US charity with a branch in Canada is being sued as part of a class-action lawsuit.  The article…

AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day 2016

I look forward to speaking at the AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day 2016 on May 18, 2016.  My topic will be "Top 20 Charity Law Issues for…

Sign up to our informative and complimentary charity law newsletter

Every month or so we send out a newsletter with highlights of developments over the last month affecting non-profits and charities.   It is a…

National Post – ‘Can I get a tax receipt?’: Tax confusion muddles Syrian refugee sponsorship efforts

On February 11, 2016, the National Post had an article entitled "‘Can I get a tax receipt?’: Tax confusion muddles Syrian refugee…

Canadian Charities Helping Syrian Refugees – some legal considerations

Here is an article "Canadian Charities Helping Syrian Refugees".  It may be helpful for some charities that wish to get involved in the Syria…

CRA adds guidance on “Assisting people affected by the conflict in Syria”

Many Canadian charities and donors wish to assist Syrian refugees and those affected by the conflict.  CRA has just released guidance to assist…

Charity Village webinar “Top 20 Compliance Issues for Canadian Charities”

I will be presenting a webinar for Charity Village on January 28, 2016 on Top 20 Compliance Issues for Canadian Charities. Here is a……

Burkina Faso terrorist attack kills 6 Canadian volunteers on charity trip to build school

In a terrible incident 6 Canadian volunteers working with a Quebec based charity were killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.  The…