What is a Qualified donee under the Income Tax Act Canada in 2020? How many are there?

A qualified donee is an organization that can issue official donation receipts for gifts it receives from individuals and corporations. It can also…

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…

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…

New Course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada

We have just prepared a new course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada.  Here is information on the new course and how to…

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…

Registered Charity Q&A with Blumbergs – Friday March 20, 2020

With the Charities Directorate call centre suspended till April 5, 2020, we thought we would have a Registered Charity Q&A on Friday, March 20.…

Blumbergs releases new Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for 2020 by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated Canadian Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg.  It is a checklist for Canadian registered charities to assist them with…

Journalism panel submits report to Federal government about journalism proposals in 2019 Budget

The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts released a report that they had provided to the Federal government relating to the 2019…

CRA’s Charities Education Program Letter

In December 2017, CRA introduced a new program, the Charities Education Program ("CEP") which is aimed at helping charities comply with the…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2019 (SOLD OUT)

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp will be held again on Monday April 8, 2019. This is a one-day boot camp on compliance and…

Course – Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

We have created a course entitled "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Charity Commission releases guidance on “grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity”

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has released a guidance Grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity. It sets certain…

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…

High Court rules Cup Trust Gift Aid claim can be withdrawn

In the Cup Trust case there was an abusive scheme run by a charity and controlled by a trustee, Mountstar.  The Mountstar trustee was…

Agenda for the Blumbergs’ Charity Law Institute 2015

Here is an agenda for the Blumbergs' Charity Law Institute 2015.  You can register here.  

Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities

Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations, annulments and penalties.  These letters from CRA…

Updated Canadian Registered Charity Legal Checklist by Mark Blumberg

Here is an updated version of the Canadian Charity Legal Checklist.  For those who are interested in reviewing legal compliance for their…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2015

We are looking forward to presenting the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2015 on April 14, 2015.   For information or to…

CRA reminds groups of December 31, 2013 deadline

The CRA put a reminder on their website today “Does your organization make its resources available to, or work with a municipal or public body…

CRA revokes Christian Economic Assistance Foundation

CRA has recently revoked the Christian Economic Assistance Foundation as a registered charity.  The charity had been previously covered by the…