Ethics and Canadian Charities that operate outside of Canada

Although the law, governance and ethics are closely intertwined there is little written about ethics of Canadian charities operating abroad. Here are…

Interesting Article on Governance and international alliances

I read a very interesting article by David O. Renz entitled “Reframing Governance”.  It appeared in Volume 13, Issue 4, Winter 2006 of The Nonprofit…

My Holiday Reading

I am going to read “Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers” by Rob Buchanan and Jayne Booker.  If I have…

DISASTER GRANTMAKING:  A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations revised by COF

This European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations guide on Disaster Grantmaking sets out principles of good disaster management for…

Good intentions not enough with global philanthropy

Inc. Magazine recently wrote an article entitled “Everybody Wants to Save the World: But when you start a charity overseas, good intentions…

Canadian Crossroads International Board Meeting – some personal thoughts

I had the privilege of spending December 1 and 2 (ie my last weekend) at a Board meeting of Canadian Crossroads International.  Here are some…

Toronto Star article “Half of GTA foreign-born”

The Toronto Star on December 4, 2007 had an article discussing recent Statistics Canada data.  The Star noted that “The immigration…

Why Canadian donors have low levels of trust for Canadian international development charities?

An Ipsos Reid poll suggests that Canadian donors have low levels of trust of “international development” charities.  This article…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – December Edition

Here is my December 2007 newsletter for those interested in charities and non-profits. The December issue is a little early to highlight our new…

Informal Legal Audits of Canadian Charities and their Foreign Operations

The Globe & Mail article I referred to above on Canadian disaster relief charities not complying with the rules provides one of many…

Global Philanthropy is growing in Canada, but remittances and investment rule

In this article I discuss the importance of remittances by Canadian residents to foreign countries. Canada is the third largest country in terms of…

CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity Association Network

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/newsroom/releases/2007/nov/nr071129-e.html News release CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity…

Press Release for GlobalPhilanthropy.ca

Don’t Laugh - here is a press release for the launch of GlobalPhilanthropy.ca! NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28 2007 Contact:…

Planned Giving in a Global World – CAGP National Conference in Vancouver- April 2008

I will be in Vancouver talking about “Planned Giving in a Global World” in April 2008 at the CAGP annual conference. Here is the blurb:…

Resources and Links for Canadian Charities conducting Foreign Activities

Here are some handy resources and links for Canadian Charities conducting activities outside of Canada. www.GlobalPhilanthropy.ca CANADA REVENUE…

Seymour Schulich and Philanthropy Quotes

I have included some interesting quotes on philanthropy from Seymour Shulich, a prominent Toronto businessperson and philanthropist, who recently…

Thanks to The Wire

Thank you Jon and Gabriela for setting up this website in two days. On Wednesday, November 20, 2007 I walked into The Wire and asked Gabriela Abrudan…

Recent Globe & Mail article on compliance problems with Canadian disaster relief charities

The Globe & Mail recently wrote about Canada Revenue Agency audits of Canadian charities involved in disaster relief including the tsunami. The…

Ethical Tourism may be laudable but not charitable according to the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal

In the Travel Just case CRA had refused to register an organizations whose objects were very broad.  The Federal Court of Appeal agreed with CRA.…

Foreign Universities Fundraising in Canada

There are many options for foreign universities who are interested in fundraising in Canada and I have discussed 6 different options. It is time to…

CRA Documents and Cases involving Canadian Charities Operating Abroad and International Development

The Canada Revenue Agency has hundreds of forms and documents that are relevant to Canadian charities operating outside of Canada on their website.…

Abusive Canadian Charity Tax Shelter Schemes

This article discusses certain ‘charitable’ gifting schemes which threaten to undermine the public and regulators confidence in the charitable…

List of Foreign Countries and the Canadian Charities that operate in those countries (2005)

In these files we list every country and the individual Canadian charities that operate in those countries according to the 2005 T3010…

List of Foreign Countries and the Number of Canadian Charities that operate in each country (2004)

This brief article looks at how many Canadian Charities operate in each foreign country. The Top Five countries of operation are the United States…