Special Senate Committee on the Charity Sector and Mark Blumberg’s testimony November 19, 2018

On Monday November 19, 2018 I presented to the Special Senate Committee on the Charity Sector in Ottawa.  My presentation dealt with a number of…

New Canadian Registered Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg

Here is the new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their registered charity they…

Finance Changes to Political Activities and Canadian Charities

There have been large changes over the last week in the rules for Canadian registered charities and political activities.  Here is our…

Finance Legislative Proposals Notice of Ways and Means related to charities and political activities

On October 25, 2018 the Department of Finance posted Legislative Proposals Notice of Ways and Means Motions and Explanatory Notes which among other…

Blumbergs’ Submission on Finance’s Legislative Proposals Regarding Political Activities of Charities

Here is Blumbergs' submission to the Department of Finance on their recent Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Political Activities of…

CRA releases guidance on “Charities and public policy advocacy”

The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency today released guidance on "Charities and public policy advocacy".  This is on the…

CRA delays Charities IT Modernization Project (CHAMP) till June 2019 instead of November 2018

The CRA announced today that they are delaying the Charities IT Modernization Project (CHAMP) till June 2019. When CHAMP is launched, charities…

Finance to Consult on Draft Legislative Proposals re Political Activities of Canadian Charities

Finance has put out a press release that it will be consulting on the new political activity proposals that were released on Friday. Here is the text…

Finance releases legislative proposals on charities and political activities

On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:01PM the Department of Finance released the "Legislative Proposals Notice of Ways and Means Motions" and…

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…

Althia Raj’s article “Super PACs In Canada?” on CWP decision on charities and political activities

Althia Raj's article "Super PACs In Canada? Liberals Wrestle With Politically-Active Charities After Court Ruling" covers the fallout from the…

Finance and CRA promise to clarify rules on political activities and CRA appeals CWP decision

The CRA announced today that they are appealing the CWB decision.  This is not surprising as we noted in our blog on July 30, 2018 "Canada…

Blumbergs’ Pre-Budget Brief to the Finance Committee

Here is a copy of our Submission to the Federal Finance Committee dated August 1, 2018 for the 2019 Federal Budget.  The…

Canada Without Poverty vs. AG – a pyrrhic victory for CWP and a disaster for the charity sector

Here is my article on the recent CWP v. AG case entitled Canada Without Poverty vs. Attorney General of Canada – a pyrrhic victory for CWP…

Canada Without Poverty v. Attorney General of Canada – recent decision in the Ontario Superior Court

The Canada Without Poverty v. Attorney General of Canada decision was released on July 16th.  Here is the decision. I have written extensively…

Standing Committee on Finance announces pre-budget consultation for 2019 Federal Budget

The Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) has launched its pre-budget consultation for the 2019 Federal Budget.  Briefs can be submitted by…

Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources 2016

We recently looked at Which Canadian charities received funds for political activities from foreign sources in 2016?  We hope that you find…

Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector starts meetings

The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector has started having meetings and inviting witnesses.  We covered the details of the mandate…

CharityVillage Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg

Here is my recent webinar Top Charity Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charity with Mark Blumberg.  It was wonderful to have over…

Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration On Operating a Registered Charity

Here is our article Common Paragraphs from CRA in the Notification of Registration Regarding Operating a Registered Charity.  It provides…

Top Canadian Charity Law Issues by Mark Blumberg – For Charity Village – March 2018

Here is an article I recently wrote entitled Top Canadian Charity Law Issues for Charity Village.  It highlights some of the…

List of Registered Charities that filed 2010 T3010 and answered yes for political activities

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system List of Registered Charities that filed 2010 T3010 and answered yes for…

Redacted lists of registered charities audited by CRA under the political activities program

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system Redacted lists of registered charities audited by CRA under the political…

CRA internal PowerPoint to Audit Team conducting political activity audits

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system CRA internal PowerPoint to Audit Team conducting political activity…