CRA’s List of Areas of Non-Compliance with ITA Provisions for Canadian Private Foundations

Here is the CRA's List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions - Canadian Private Foundations.

CRA’s List of Areas of Non-Compliance with ITA Provisions for Canadian Charitable Organizations

Here is the CRA's List of Areas of Non-Compliance with Income Tax Provisions - Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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…

With foreign activities what is the difference between a conduit and a structured arrangement?

Here is an updated article on the difference between a conduit and a structured arrangement - it is entitled Canadian Charities and Foreign…

Top 68 CRA Reasons for Denying your Canadian Registered Charity Application

In this article "Top 68 CRA Reasons for Denying your Canadian Registered Charity Application" we have obtained from CRA a list of some of the most…

Top Tips for Serving as a Director of a Canadian Registered Charity by Mark Blumberg

Being a director of a Canadian registered charity is an important task and this article may be helpful in explaining some of the expectations and…

Canadian Charity Foreign Activity Legal Checklist – Working with Foreign Charities or Intermediaries

Here is a new checklist from Blumbergs that will assist Canadian registered charities either interested or currently conducting foreign activities.…

CRA’s Draft Guidance Advancement of religion and charitable registration is released through ATIP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

CRA increasingly focused on and auditing internal controls of registered charities

Although the CRA has little guidance on internal controls, they are increasingly focusing on internal controls, or the lack thereof, in charities.…

Subscribe to the Blumbergs’ Charity Law List to keep up-to-date on charity law issues

You can subscribe to the Blumbergs' Charity Law List here.  It is a great way for directors and staff of non-profits and charities to…

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 Sector Snapshot 2015

We have just released our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015. Lots of interesting statistics and information on the Canadian…

The second best Canadian registered charity transparency tool has been improved

In August 2016 we launched a website to improve transparency on Canadian registered charities.  It is at www.charitydata.ca  We have just made a…

Ignorance isn’t bliss for large registered charities anymore as CRA focuses audits on them

CRA uses a risk based approach to deciding which charities are to be audited. CRA a few months ago announced they are adjusting their audit strategy…

Some simple and free steps to increase your Canadian registered charity’s transparency

The work that charities do is extremely important to our society, so it is vital that various stakeholders, such as the public, the media, the…

Modernizing charity law in Canada is for now a Pandora’s box

The Liberal Government has made some noises about modernizing charity law.  Who could be opposed to modernization?  As there is no idea as…

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…

CRA releases new T3010 infographic as a filing reminder for charities

The Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency ('CRA') recently developed an infographic to help charities remember their T3010…

Canadian Charity Case Law

We are compiling a list of Canadian cases dealing with charities, gifting and related issues.  Let us know if you have any other suggestions:…

Canadian Charities Conducting International Activities (2015)

Here is an article entitled Canadian Charities Conducting International Activities (2015). It will be of interest to Canadian charities that…

Recent decision of the BC Supreme Court in Re Mulgrave School Foundation

The British Columbia Supreme Court recently released a decision, Re Mulgrave School Foundation, which discusses charitable gifts that are made for a…

My article “Selecting Great Charities – only tough if your eyes are open”

Here is a link to an article I wrote entitled "Selecting Great Charities – only tough if your eyes are open" which recently appeared on the…

Sample Contractor Agreement for a Canadian Registered Charity Carrying Out Foreign Activities

Here is a sample contractor agreement for a Canadian registered charity conducting foreign activities.  One of the elements of having direction…