There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044

Until now there has not yet been an update from CRA on whether there is any extension of the filing requirements for non-profit corporations…

Providing small business in Canada with wage subsidies – will it also apply to non-profits and charities?

On March 27, 2020 there was an important announcement from the Federal government that they will be providing to small businesses a wage subsidy that…

Ontario government companies branch still operating and PGT as well

  We checked with the Ontario Government today.   The Companies Branch is still providing over the counter service and checking their mail.…

New Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest free loans to not-for-profits that have payroll over 50K

Here is a document entitled "Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19". In the Additional Support, it…

Corporations Canada email on annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Corporations Canada sent today an email on "Annual meetings of federal corporations during the COVID-19 outbreak".  It is for both non-profits (CNCA)…

Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19

Here is the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 that is available on the…

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,…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -now online

Blumbergs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp again on Monday, April 20, 2020. An easy enough…

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.…

Another update from the Ontario government on ONCA

On January 7, 2020, I got another update from the Ontario government on ONCA.  I warn you for those who read my blogs that the update does not really…

Corporations Canada Changes to Fees + Service Standard Times and improves transparency

Here is our article Corporations Canada Launches Changes to Fees and Service Standard Times and New Express Services Today.  There is some very…

Ontario government update re: ONCA transition -there will be an update

On December 31, 2019 the Ontario government apparently updated their webpage on ONCA.   I know this because the page says "Updated: December 31,…

ON government access to information disclosure on ONCA – so many pages and so little said

Since February 2019 there has not been any update from the Ontario government about ONCA coming into force.  As we have noted before the Ontario…

Some government of Canada material on social enterprise, social innovation and social finance

Here are some documents relating to social finance, social investments and social enterprise that have been requested by various people through the…

Doug Ford continues to obfuscate on ONCA and delay releasing information on ONCA

The current Ontario Conservative Government seems to have adopted the Ontario Liberal party's approach to ONCA.   It is something like 'people of…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2019

Join us on Monday October 7, 2019 in Toronto for the 8th Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute. We will be featuring a number of…

Just launched our 3rd online course “Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada”

We have just launched our 3rd online course - this one is entitled "Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada".   It is geared…

Journalism panel submits report to Federal government about journalism proposals in 2019 Budget

The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts released a report that they had provided to the Federal government relating to the 2019…

Online Charity Law Courses from Blumbergs – 24/7 compliance education for registered charities

We have created two new online courses for those outside of Toronto who are not able to easily attend our programs.  They might also be helpful to…

No updates with the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) at the moment

There are a large number of Ontario non-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”).  As you may know, the Ontario government has…

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.…

When is the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) coming into force?

I recently wondered with this new Ontario government whether there was any change relating to the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  It…

Course – Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

We have created a course entitled "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course…

Finance 2018 Fall Economic Statement – its Impact on Canadian Charities, Journalism, Social Finance

Here is our article Finance 2018 Fall Economic Statement and its Impact on Canadian Charities, Journalism and Social Finance.