Press Release and Background on Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Here is information from the Ontario government on the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program including a press release and also…

Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit from the CRA

Document released by CRA yesterday April 24, 2020 entitled "Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit":Canada Revenue Agency…

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and its application to Charities and Non-profits

NOTE: the comments provided are based on the information available today and further announcements or changes could impact that information.The…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – April 24, 2020

It has been over 4 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to the…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Ontario non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”)

[Update for OCA corporations at https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/covid-19/#faq-0-8] The COVID-19 crisis is forcing some non-profit…

PGT views of what is “pandemic-related”

We have written about 2 recent notices from the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee ("PGT") relating to restricted funds and the pandemic.  These are…

CRA Charities Directorate “What’s New” discusses Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Below is the CRA Charities Directorate "What's New" which discusses the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and how to apply for it.  It also reminds…

CRA Charities Directorate call centre is now operational today

The CRA has announced on their webpage that their call centre is now open:The Charities Directorate call centre has resumed its operations in order…

CharityData.ca has been updated – check it out! More information on Canadian registered charities

We do regular updates of the portal CharityData.ca. Recently we just added more T3010 data including updated partial 2019 data and all of 2018 data.…

CRA’s Charities Listing vs. Blumbergs’ Charity Data 2020

With changes in May 2019 in which CRA removed about 10 years of public information from the Charities Listing, the differences between the CRA’s…

Federal government loosens rules relating to journalism subsidy and qualified journalism organizations

The Canadian Federal government announced today a loosening of the rules relating to journalism subsidies and also the new qualified donee category…

Webinar on Accessing Digital Services for Charities – April 14, 2020- recorded

The CRA’s Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through what we affectionately…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the CNCA

[UPDATED ARTICLE]Here is our article COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act   It…

Do you need data on Canadian registered charities?

As everyone knows the CRA Charities Directorate is currently closed.  I have been getting requests for data on Canadian charities by charities,…

How to take CRA T3010 charity data in Excel or CSV and move it into MS Access

I have very little formal training in data and statistics.  I am a lawyer, but I have always been frustrated that very few people were using the very…

One more reason for charities and non-profits in Canada to Sign Up for CRA’s MyBA system

At this point in time, we are recommending that all charities sign up for CRA's MyBA system, as it allows organizations to submit T3010 filings and…

Ontario Ministry Allows Virtual Witnessing of Wills -important for bequests

Many people at home right now have some time on their hands and some are thinking about updating their wills.  Some don't have wills at all and for…

Further update from the government of Canada on NPOs, charities and the wage subsidy

Today the Federal government released two documents.  One was entitled Government provides further flexibility for employers to access the Canada…

Webinar on CRA’s CHAMP system for registered charities

The CRA's Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through the new CHAMP system.…

CRA is now recognizing electronic signatures

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the need for social distancing, CRA has announced that it will temporarily be accepting electronic signatures.…

Corporations Canada loosens requirements for electronic signatures on documents

This is one of those posts that will probably be of interest to very few people.  Many have probably not thought of the issue of electronic…

Blumbergs’ COVID-19 FAQs for Registered Charities and Non-profits

Blumbergs will soon be releasing a large number of FAQ pages on our website specifically for common questions and issues affecting Canadian…

Ontario government reduction of Employer Health Tax (EHT) in 2020 can save some non-profits and charities money

On March 25, 2020, the Ontario government announced that, due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is increasing the…

Corporations Canada extends annual return deadlines to September 30, 2020 for federal non-profit corporations

On April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is extending the deadline for filing annual returns for federal corporations. Annual…