Applicants for Charitable Status in Canada with foreign activities need to provide detailed info

The Canada Revenue Agency has recently been sending out a new form letter to some applicants for charitable registration which appear to have foreign…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – May 2008 – Burma, Flow-Through Share donations, volunteers,etc

Here is a copy of the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List - May 2008 with articles on subjects such as the Burma Cyclone and Sanctions, Flow-Through…

How Much does Canada and the Richest Countries Help Africa?

A recent report entitled “The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent? is well…

CCIC 2008 AGM in Ottawa and Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (better aid bill)

I am just back from the 2008 AGM of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation.  It was awe inspiring to see some of the wonderful work…

Donation of Medicines by Canadian Pharmaceutical Companies to the Developing World

The Canadian Federal Budget, delivered in March 2007, provided an additional tax incentive to Canadian pharmaceutical companies to provide drugs to…

Who Gives for Overseas Development: A UK study

Alliance Magazine has a summary of this UK article on Who Gives for Overseas Development? at…

CRA’s 10 reasons why an application for Canadian charitable status will not be successful

The CRA recently posted their top ten list of why applications for charitable status will not be successful.  It was placed in a Consultation…

Review of Making a Difference in Africa – Advice from Experienced Grantmakers

This interesting book provides lots of insights into grantmaking in Africa.…

Interesting Article on Creating High-Impact Non-profits and Charities

There is a high-level thought-provoking article entitled “Creating High-Impact Nonprofits” By Heather McLeod Grant & Leslie R. Crutchfield that…

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy?

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy? I recently read this article on a study commissioned by Google.org which shows that in…

International Charitable Activities: A Canadian Perspective

The website GlobalPhilanthropy.ca assists Canadian individuals, non-profits and charities to conduct foreign activities including international…

Ethics and Canadian Charities that operate outside of Canada

Although the law, governance and ethics are closely intertwined there is little written about ethics of Canadian charities operating abroad. Here are…

My Holiday Reading

I am going to read “Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers” by Rob Buchanan and Jayne Booker.  If I have…

Good intentions not enough with global philanthropy

Inc. Magazine recently wrote an article entitled “Everybody Wants to Save the World: But when you start a charity overseas, good intentions…

Toronto Star article “Half of GTA foreign-born”

The Toronto Star on December 4, 2007 had an article discussing recent Statistics Canada data.  The Star noted that “The immigration…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – December Edition

Here is my December 2007 newsletter for those interested in charities and non-profits. The December issue is a little early to highlight our new…

CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity Association Network

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/newsroom/releases/2007/nov/nr071129-e.html News release CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity…

Press Release for GlobalPhilanthropy.ca

Don’t Laugh - here is a press release for the launch of GlobalPhilanthropy.ca! NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28 2007 Contact:…

Planned Giving in a Global World – CAGP National Conference in Vancouver- April 2008

I will be in Vancouver talking about “Planned Giving in a Global World” in April 2008 at the CAGP annual conference. Here is the blurb:…

Resources and Links for Canadian Charities conducting Foreign Activities

Here are some handy resources and links for Canadian Charities conducting activities outside of Canada. www.GlobalPhilanthropy.ca CANADA REVENUE…

Seymour Schulich and Philanthropy Quotes

I have included some interesting quotes on philanthropy from Seymour Shulich, a prominent Toronto businessperson and philanthropist, who recently…

Thanks to The Wire

Thank you Jon and Gabriela for setting up this website in two days. On Wednesday, November 20, 2007 I walked into The Wire and asked Gabriela Abrudan…

Recent Globe & Mail article on compliance problems with Canadian disaster relief charities

The Globe & Mail recently wrote about Canada Revenue Agency audits of Canadian charities involved in disaster relief including the tsunami. The…

Interesting Pictures from Bolivia

My friend Annie Carrière, from École Polytechnique de Montréal, and fellow member of Water for People Canada was recently in Bolivia on a water…