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.   

Ontario companies branch heavily backlogged

The Companies Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (“MGS”) is very heavily backlogged at the moment. …

Why you should not be setting up an Ontario non-profit corporation under the OCA today

Even with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act ("ONCA") looming, we are still seeing recently incorporated non-profits that are set-up under…

Gail Picco’s article on the CWP decision

Recently author and fundraiser Gail Picco wrote an extensive article on the CWP decision entitled "How an Ontario Superior Court Decision Has…

Corporations Canada having public consultation on service fee changes affecting the CNCA etc.

Corporations Canada is looking at changing their fees in relation to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) as well as some other…

Great news from Corporations Canada on incorporations of Federal non-profits under the CNCA

​For those who read our blog you will know that we are very pleased with the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act…

Corporations Canada has made a giant leap forward in increasing transparency of Federal corporations

As you probably know if you are interested in a Federal corporation (non-profit or otherwise) you can easily search the Corporations Canada…

Why US and other nonprofit organizations may wish to set up in Canada

In the past US and other charities had mainly looked to establishing a Canadian counterpart non-profit or registered charity when they thought that…

20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA

If you are an Ontario non-profit corporation under the OCA you might find our article on ONCA helpful: 20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With…

CRA updates T4117 – Income Tax Guide to the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return

The CRA has updated T4117 - Income Tax Guide to the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return (CRA).  Certain non-profits that are NOT…

New online service to order documents filed under the CNCA

Starting December 12, 2017, Corporations Canada will allow copies of documents filed under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act  (CNCA)…

Ontario Changes Affecting Membership of Ontario Non-Profit Organizations under the OCA

The Ontario government has recently passed new legislation making certain changes to the Ontario Corporations Act (OCA).   The changes…

Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) has passed and awaiting Royal Assent

On November 1, 2017 the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154) passed.  It  still requires Royal Assent before coming into…

Changes to the Ontario Corporations Act that will affect Ontario non-profits before ONCA applies

As we noted earlier on "Ontario government making changes to edge towards bringing in ONCA" article, the Ontario government has been working since…

Letter from CRA rulings to the Charities Directorate on aboriginal bands

In July 2016 the Income Tax Rulings Directorate of CRA wrote to the Charities Directorate clarifying the procedure for reviewing whether…

Now easier for non-profit corporations to move from Ontario to Federal jurisdiction

The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) permits a not-for-profit corporation that is incorporated under another act (such as…

2017 Canadian Federal Budget and its impact on non-profits and charities

The 2017 Canadian Federal Budget was released today.  Here is our article 2017 Canadian Federal Budget - How will it affect the Canadian…

Guidance for Professional Athletes considering Philanthropy in Canada

Kate Robertson and Mark Blumberg recently prepared an article, "Some thoughts on Professional Athletes and Philanthropy in Canada: Part 1" which…

BC Societies Act now in force

British Columbia’s new Societies Act (the “new Act”), which replaces the previous Society Act (the “old Act”), was…

Recent changes to Corporations Canada CNCA documents

Corporations Canada recently implemented changes to a number of its forms on its website under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act…

20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA as We Go Into 2017

For some the mention of ONCA causes anxiety or anger.  Never fear - help is here!  Here are "20 Ways We May Be Able To Help You With ONCA…

Institute of Corporate Directors Collaboration for Greater Impact – November 22, 2016

I am looking forward to presenting at the upcoming ICD session Collaboration for Greater Impact on November 22, 2016.  The panel will…

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…

Copy of CRA’s Non-Profit Organization Risk Identification Project – Draft Final Report – July 2013

The NPORIP was a major initiative of the Federal government to look at the approximately 80,000 - 100,000 organizations that are non-profits but…