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…

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High Court rules Cup Trust Gift Aid claim can be withdrawn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…

New CRA Application for “Municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada”

The CRA has just released its new process for recognizing “municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in…

Webinar “Successfully funding First Nations communities in Canada in compliance with CRA guidance”

[Update - We are delighted to have over 65 people/organizations attend the webinar “Successfully Funding First Nations Communities in Canada in…

What is Canadian registered Charity’s “Own Activities” when using an intermediary?

What is Canadian registered Charity’s “Own Activities” when using an intermediary? In CRA’s Guidance “Using an…

What is Direction and control for a Canadian charity when using intermediaries in Canada?

The CRA expects that Canadian charities using intermediaries in Canada such as non-profits that are not charities or business will maintain direction…

What is the purpose of the Guidance “Using an Intermediary to Carry out a Charity’s Activities”

The purpose of the Guidance “Using an Intermediary to Carry out a Charity’s Activities within Canada” is to help charities…

Are there restrictions on how a Canadian registered charity can use its resources?

Yes there are restrictions on how a Canadian registered charity can use its resources. In CRA’s Guidance “Using an Intermediary to Carry…

How can a charity carry out its own charitable activities using an intermediary?

Canadian registered charities can in general carry out their own activities by using staff or volunteer.  That is not too difficult to…