The CRA in June released their “Consultation on the Proposed Guidance on Activities Outside of Canada for Canadian Registered Charities”.  The Consultation is at   Here is a copy of an earlier paper that I delivered to the 2009 National Charity Law Symposium of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Sections entitled New CRA Foreign Activities Guidance:
Charities Circumnavigating the World Without Falling Off the Edge
.  It discusses what is new with CRA’s views on foreign activities based on a draft CRA paper.

Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit or He can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982.

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