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…

Further update from the government of Canada on NPOs, charities and the wage subsidy

Today the Federal government released two documents.  One was entitled Government provides further flexibility for employers to access the Canada…

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’ 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…

Finance releases further information today on wage subsidy for business, non-profits and charities – more details to follow 

Finance today, April 1, 2020, released further information on wage subsidies for business, non-profits and charities.   The wage subsidy is about $71…

Ontario PGT has issued a “Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During the COVID19 Pandemic”

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee has issued a "Statement on Accessing Restricted Purpose Trust Funds Prior to Obtaining a Court Order During…

Charities and NPOs included in Federal government 75% wage subsidy

THIS BLOG WILL BE UPDATED Trudeau announces today that NPOs and Charities will be included in the wage subsidy.   On March 27, 2020 there was an…

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…

Providing small business in Canada with wage subsidies – will it also apply to non-profits and charities?

On March 27, 2020 there was an important announcement from the Federal government that they will be providing to small businesses a wage subsidy that…

New Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest free loans to not-for-profits that have payroll over $50K

Here is a document entitled "Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19". In the Additional Support, it…

Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19

Here is the Notice of Ways and Means Motion to introduce An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 that is available on the…

Charities and Non-profits may be able to get a wage subsidy under Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

As we noted in our recent blog on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Canadian charities and non-profits may be able to obtain a wage subsidy…

We just sent out our Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law List – March 2020

We just sent out our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law List - March 2020 this morning.  If you want to be on our email list to receive updates you can…

Now might be a good time to look at utilizing CRA’s online services.

The Charities Directorate has announced that they are largely shut down at the moment.  Many changes or filings can be done online and now may be a…

If your Canadian charity has assets/reserve and you don’t have a reserve fund policy you should stop fundraising

There is a backlash brewing against charities that are putting up desperate requests for funding but when people look at their annual report,…

CRA Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines until December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19

The CRA announced tonight that registered charities filing deadline for the T3010 that were or will be due from March 18, 2020 till December 31,…

Corona Virus/COVID-19 charity issues – cancelling events, refunds and the possibility of a charitable donation

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting charities in numerous ways.  In this short note, we will discuss cancelling events and refunding money or attempting…

“Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses” will also help charities

Here is a document from finance released today Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses.  It is a large package…

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.…

A discount for Blumbergs online courses until April 1, 2020

Over the last year, Blumbergs has released 8 online courses.   In case you are interested we have provided over the next 2 weeks a 50% discount…

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…

With COVID-19 can you file your T3010 Registered Charity Information Return on time?

SEE NEW BLOG WITH UPDATES CRA: Charities Directorate announces extension of T3010 filing deadlines till December 31, 2020 in response to COVID-19……

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -now online

Blumbergs is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp again on Monday, April 20, 2020. An easy enough…

List of foreign charities that have received a gift from the Canadian government is up to 5

The List of foreign charities that have received a gift from Her Majesty in right of Canada has now 5 foreign charities listed. Here is the list:…