Some compliance trends or task over the next 6 months for Canadian registered charities

Here are a number of trends or compliance suggestions for charities over the next six months: If you are an Ontario corporation under the Ontario…

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.…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from the Federal government in 2018?   In 2018 the Federal government provided…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Provincial Governments in 2018?  In 2018 the various provincial…

Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?

Here is our article Which Canadian charities received the most revenue from Municipal Governments in 2018?  Municipal governments in Canada provided…

Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend?

In our note Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2018 and how much did they spend we recently reviewed the T3010 information…

Online Charity Application losing Corporate Documents

If you have submitted an online charity application using CRA's Digital Services for Registered Charities, you may have received or may still receive…

Charities Directorate Business Resumption Plan and Audits

CRA has just published its plan for the resumption of full activities.  Here is one pertaining to the Legislation and Policy Branch (Charities).  My…

Update on the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) and regulations

The Ontario government has asked for comments on regulations affecting the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA).  The deadline is today.…

New course on restricted gifts in Canada by Mark Blumberg

Today we are launching a new course of restricted gifts for Canadian charities: "Restricted Gifts - Managing the Opportunities and Dangers of…

How do I know if a group is an agency of the Canadian Federal Gov. and therefore a qualified donee?

Here is a list of qualified donees.  One of them is "Her Majesty in right of Canada" ie. the Canadian Federal government.  However, it also includes…

CRA notice on charity applications – yes CRA is processing charity applications!

CRA has been processing charity applications during the COVID pandemic - even when they were "shut down".   This recent CRA notice advises charities…

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…

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) extended till August 29 and includes more groups

The Canadian Department of Finance announced today some changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.  Probably most important is extension of the…

CRA email on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) question & answer teleconference

Here is a note that CRA sent out today on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and a Q&A call tomorrow, Thursday.  It might be of interest to some…

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…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 11, 2020

It has now been about 7 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to…

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…

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…

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applications for NPOs and charities begin today

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) application process begins today.   Non-profits and charities that meet the requirements of the CEWS may…

Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit from the CRA

Document released by CRA yesterday April 24, 2020 entitled "Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit": Canada Revenue Agency…

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and its application to Charities and Non-profits

NOTE: the comments provided are based on the information available today and further announcements or changes could impact that information. The…

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…