Federal government proposal to increase time limits under various Federal acts including CNCA

The Federal government has prepared "Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Time Limits and Other Periods in Circumstances Due to COVID-19".   These…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) – UPDATED

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing some non-profit organizations and registered charities to rethink the timing and manner of conducting their annual…

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.…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada

Here is our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada 2020.  It will be of help to Canadian registered…

Corporations Canada provides simple way for non-profits and charities under the CNCA to extend time for financial disclosure and AGM

We are delighted that Corporations Canada today has provided a simple way for non-profits and charities under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations…

Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada – A Very Simplified View of the Process

In this brief note, we try to suggest ten steps for a simplified contractor arrangement between a Canadian charity and a group in Canada that is not…

“UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report”

The Guardian recently had an article "UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report".   The article deals with Alan Henning, a…

BC Financial Services Authority and gifts of life insurance to charities

Every year less than 1% of Canadian registered charities identify in their T3010 receiving a life insurance policy for which they issued an official…

Some further enhancements to CharityData.ca in April 2020 relating to categories and subcategories

As we noted on April 18, 2020, we have updated CharityData.ca. There have been further recent improvements especially relating to searches/filtering…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – April 24, 2020

It has been over 4 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to the…

CharityData.ca has been updated – check it out! More information on Canadian registered charities

We do regular updates of the portal CharityData.ca. Recently we just added more T3010 data including updated partial 2019 data and all of 2018 data.…

CRA’s Charities Listing vs. Blumbergs’ Charity Data 2020

With changes in May 2019 in which CRA removed about 10 years of public information from the Charities Listing, the differences between the CRA’s…

Federal government loosens rules relating to journalism subsidy and qualified journalism organizations

The Canadian Federal government announced today a loosening of the rules relating to journalism subsidies and also the new qualified donee category…

Webinar on Accessing Digital Services for Charities – April 14, 2020- recorded

The CRA’s Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through what we affectionately…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the CNCA

[UPDATED ARTICLE] Here is our article COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act   It…

Do you need data on Canadian registered charities?

As everyone knows the CRA Charities Directorate is currently closed.  I have been getting requests for data on Canadian charities by charities,…

How to take CRA T3010 charity data in Excel or CSV and move it into MS Access

I have very little formal training in data and statistics.  I am a lawyer, but I have always been frustrated that very few people were using the very…

One more reason for charities and non-profits in Canada to Sign Up for CRA’s MyBA system

At this point in time, we are recommending that all charities sign up for CRA's MyBA system, as it allows organizations to submit T3010 filings and…

Corporations Canada loosens requirements for electronic signatures on documents

This is one of those posts that will probably be of interest to very few people.  Many have probably not thought of the issue of electronic…

Blumbergs’ COVID-19 FAQs for Registered Charities and Non-profits

Blumbergs will soon be releasing a large number of FAQ pages on our website specifically for common questions and issues affecting Canadian…

Corporations Canada extends annual return deadlines to September 30, 2020 for federal non-profit corporations

On April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is extending the deadline for filing annual returns for federal corporations. Annual…

Extension for non-profits to file  T2 Corporation Income Tax Return and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return

On March 28, 2020 we blogged about "There will be an extension for incorporated non-profits to file T2 and all NPOs that need to file T1044".    We…

CRA encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 using CHAMP online

CRA is now more actively encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 online. Makes a lot of sense in light of the current…

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…