Some compliance trends or task over the next 6 months for Canadian registered charities

Here are a number of trends or compliance suggestions for charities over the next six months: If you are an Ontario corporation under the Ontario…

If your Canadian charity has assets/reserve and you don’t have a reserve fund policy you should stop fundraising

There is a backlash brewing against charities that are putting up desperate requests for funding but when people look at their annual report,…

A discount for Blumbergs online courses until April 1, 2020

Over the last year, Blumbergs has released 8 online courses.   In case you are interested we have provided over the next 2 weeks a 50% discount…

Very surprising statistics from the Charities Directorate on recent charity registrations

I recently looked at a couple of ATIP documents from the Charities Directorate and I was quite surprised at the decline in the number of charity…

CRA replaces RC59 with Form AUT-01 Authorize a Representative for Access by Phone and Mail

CRA has said that they will no longer accept the RC59 Business Consent for Offline Access and now as of today one will need to use the new Form…

CRA letter on amalgmation of registered charity and non-profit

Here is a redacted Advanced Income Tax Ruling Request response from CRA, dealing with the amalgamation of a registered charity and a non-profit.…

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…

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…

Another Canadian cancer charity merger covered by the Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail published an article titled "Canadian cancer charities merge amid crowded donation field" which discusses the recent merger…

Today the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation merged

In October 2016 the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation announced that they were looking at a merger.  Today…

CPA Canada’s 20 Questions Directors of Not-for-Profit Organizations Should Ask about Mergers

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) have released today a booklet entitled 20 Questions Directors of…

CRA updates web page on “Amalgamations, mergers, and consolidations”

CRA has recently updated their web page on Amalgamations, Mergers and Consolidations.

Collaboration, Cooperation and Merger in the Canadian Charitable Sector – presentation

Here is a copy of a presentation I recently delivered entitled Collaboration, Cooperation and Merger in the Canadian Charitable Sector. Here is the…

Mergers and Amalgamations within the Canadian Non-Profit and Charity Sector – in The Philanthropist

Here is my recent article Mergers and Amalgamations within the Canadian Non-Profit and Charity Sector Here is the abstract of the article: Mergers…