CRA Audit Plans and procedures for political activity audits

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system CRA Audit Plans and procedures for political activity audits

Upcoming Blumbergs’ Events for 2018 – Bootcamp, T3010 and Receipting

Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will…

CRA’s “Compliance Framework for Files with Identified Political Activities”

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system Compliance Framework for Files with Identified Political Activities. …

What type of charities were audited by CRA under the political activity program

Here is a CRA document we recently received through the ATIP system What type of charities were audited by CRA under the political activity…

More ways to sort Canadian registered charity data at www.charitydata.ca

Blumbergs has created the largest Canadian registered charity information portal at www.charitydata.ca with up to 13 years information on every…

Heavily redacted memorandum to PM Justin Trudeau from PCO on the political activities audits

Here is a heavily redacted memorandum to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from the Privy Council Office (PCO) on the political activities audits. …

Heavily redacted memorandum to PM Justin Trudeau from CRA on the political activities audits

Here is a heavily redacted memorandum to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from CRA on the political activities audits.  The memo was dated March 28,…

CRA media points on consultation panel report on political activities – May 3, 2017

Here is the CRA spokespersons talking points for the Release of the Consultation Panel Report on the public consultations on charities and political…

Recent CRA presentation on political activities by Canadian registered charities

Here is a recent CRA presentation on political activities by Canadian registered charities that has some good examples of allowable and prohibited…

Canadian Federal Budget 2018 and its impact on non-profits and charities

The Liberal government has unveiled their 2018 Federal Budget today.   Here is our article Canadian Federal Budget 2018 and its impact…

Our directory of top resources for Canadian registered charities

Over the last 10 or more years, we have published over 2500 blog posts.  Except for a few avid readers, that might be a little overwhelming so…

Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA

Here is our note "Common Paragraphs for an Administrative Fairness Letter from the Charities Directorate of CRA". It contains explanations of…

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities

A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to…

CRA presentation to Minister Lebouthillier on options in dealing with political activities

Here is a presentation from the Charities Directorate to Minister Lebouthillier about options for political activities.  It provides a good…

CRA’s Draft Guidance Advancement of religion and charitable registration is released through ATIP

There are approximately 32,000 registered charities in Canada that are religious charities. They account for approximately 40% of all the registered…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2015

We have just released the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2015. We recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity…

Charity Village article “Setting a new tone” deals with Canadian charities and political activities

Here is a recent Charity Village article by Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf entitled Setting a new tone: The newly released report on the political activities of…

Charities, Regulation and Donors – some international perspectives from the CCLA

The Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) is pleased to present: Charities, Regulation and Donors - some international perspectives on June 22,…

Some of the Canadian charities that spend the most on political activities?

In this article Some of the Canadian charities that spend the most on political activities? I have not only listed some of the…

Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2015

Here is an article entitled Total revenue received from all sources outside Canada by Canadian Registered Charities in 2015 which lists the Canadian…

Some recent blogs on charities and political activities by Mark Blumberg

There seems to still be interest in the topic of charities and political activities! My prayers that we focus on more important issues have not been…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 – save the date!

We are pleased to announce the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 will be on Monday October 16, 2017. Further details will…

CRA welcomes the Panel Report on the public consultations on charities and political activities

In a press release entitled "Minister Lebouthillier welcomes the Panel Report on the public consultations on charities and political activities" CRA…

Presentation on community foundations and political activities in Ottawa – May 13, 2017

Mark Blumberg will be co-presenting on "How community foundations can lead and engage in small ‘a’ advocacy" in Ottawa at the Community…