The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn announces an investment of $3.1 million to assist small and rural charities understand their legal and compliance requirements

Charities and Partnership Outreach Program

The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn announces an investment of $3.1 million to assist small and rural charities http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/nwsrm/rlss/2009/m04/nr090408-eng.html

New recipients for the Charities and Partnership Outreach Program http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/fndng/grmnts-eng.html

Blumbergs will be working with Capacity Builders of the Ontario Community Support Association which is one of the 7 groups supported by the Charities and Partnership Outreach Program of the Canada Revenue Agency.  Here is some more information on the OCSA`s website (http://www.ocsa.on.ca/) and Capacity Builders Website (http://www.capacitybuilders.ca/).  Further information will be forthcoming on the Capacity Builders website in the next few weeks and months.

Charities Information Sessions

The 2009 National Capital Region, Ontario, British Columbia, and Territories Charities Information Sessions registrations http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/cmmnctn/sssns/nvttns/menu-eng.html

The charities information sessions provide free information from CRA to registrants and an opportunity to ask questions of Charities Directorate representatives.

Here is the 2009 Charities Information Sessions Session Outline
Overview of the Charities Directorate and the Voluntary Sector;
The Registered Charity Information Return: Introducing the new T3010B (09);
Fundraising;
Gifting and Receipting; and
Provincial presentations (in some cities).

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

This article is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be legal advice. You should not act or abstain from acting based upon such information without first consulting a legal professional.