Corporations Canada moving forward to extend deadlines for AGMs etc for CNCA corporations

As we have noted previously, the Federal government has brought in a new bill C-17 dealing with various issues especially extending CNCA deadlines…

Transparency in the Canadian Charitable Sector and the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return Online Course

Every year we do a 3-hour course on transparency and the T3010.   This year there has been a lot of interest in transparency around charities.   On…

Some recent Finance Committee meetings on WE Charity and the CSSG

 The Finance Committee has had a number of meetings to inquire into the CSSG and WE Charity.  You can watch the testimony live or a…

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.…

WE Charity, ME to WE and WE Charity Foundation – is the story complicated enough yet?

Many people are struggling to understand the CSSG and WE Charity story.   Partly it does not help that information is coming out daily that could…

WE Charity filings with Corporations Canada

WE Charity is a Federal Corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”).  The CNCA is corporate legislation that applies to…

What is WE Charity Foundation? It is a wee story I tell you. In the story you will learn about transparency or lack thereof in the charity sector

What is the WE Charity Foundation? It is a charity that probably no one had heard of until recently when the Canadian government decided that it was…

Mark Blumberg’s written submission to the Finance Committee on transparency in the non-profit and charity sector

Here is my Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the Upcoming Federal Budget on Transparency and Accountability in the…

If the T3010 annual charity return improves perhaps the charity sector and transparency will also improve

In 2012 I had suggested certain additional questions be added to the T3010. There are many groups actively opposing any greater transparency in the…

CRA releases letter on whether an entity is eligible for CEWS and discusses public institution

Here is a CRA letter on whether a public institution is eligible for CEWS: SUMMARY: CEWS—Public institution—ITA-149(1)(a), 149(1)(b),…

CRA Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Application Guide

Here is an application from CRA relating to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Revenue AgencyCanada Emergency Wage Subsidy…

Lengthy FAQ from CRA on wage subsidy

Here is an FAQ released by CRA on the Federal wage subsidy:Canada Revenue AgencyFrequently asked questions - Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS)…

We have recently added two new online courses for Canadian charities

We have recently added 2 new full-day courses namely Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity and Fundamentals of…

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…

Canadian Red Cross offering grants to NPOs, PPE for charities and NPOs

The Canadian Red Cross is still making grants to non-profit organizations who are assisting vulnerable Canadians dealing with COVID.  If you are a…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?   In 2018 the Federal government provided…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?  In 2018 the various provincial…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?  Municipal governments in Canada provided…

Pre-budget consultations for the 2021 budget – due August 7, 2020

The Federal Finance Committee has announced a pre-budget consultation.   It is probably a waste of time but if you are interested you can participate…

CNCA changes to allow for extensions for AGMs etc in Bill C-17 has first reading

The Federal government has brought in a new bill C-17 dealing with various COVID issues. One, in particular, we have discussed is making changes to…

Ontario gradually reopening under Stage 2 – will have impact on NPOs and charities

Ontario is gradually reopening.  In the Ontario government's A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 2 the Ontario government sets out its plan…

Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend?

In our note Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend we recently reviewed the T3010 information…

Charities Directorate Business Resumption Plan and Audits

CRA has just published its plan for the resumption of full activities.  Here is one pertaining to the Legislation and Policy Branch (Charities).  My…

Update on the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and regulations

The Ontario government has asked for comments on regulations affecting the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  The deadline is today.…