We have recently added two new online courses for Canadian charities

We have recently added 2 new full-day courses namely Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity and Fundamentals of…

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…

Canadian Red Cross offering grants to NPOs, PPE for charities and NPOs

The Canadian Red Cross is still making grants to non-profit organizations who are assisting vulnerable Canadians dealing with COVID.  If you are a…

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…

Pre-budget consultations for the 2021 budget – due August 7, 2020

The Federal Finance Committee has announced a pre-budget consultation.   It is probably a waste of time but if you are interested you can participate…

CNCA changes to allow for extensions for AGMs etc in Bill C-17 has first reading

The Federal government has brought in a new bill C-17 dealing with various COVID issues. One, in particular, we have discussed is making changes to…

Ontario gradually reopening under Stage 2 – will have impact on NPOs and charities

Ontario is gradually reopening.  In the Ontario government's A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 2 the Ontario government sets out its plan…

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…

Further extension for T2 and T1044 filing deadlines for June, July and August 2020 filers

CRA has previously announced that the T2 Corporation Income Tax Return (the T2) and T1044 Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Information Return for…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the non-profit and charity sector.  Some organizations have been completely shut down, some have suspended…

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…

Ontario government notice on electronic signatures and electronic filings under the Ontario Corporations Act

The Ontario government has put out detailed requirements in a notice dealing with new methods of filing under the Alternative Filing Methods for…

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…

Federal government proposal to increase time limits under various Federal acts including CNCA

The Federal government has prepared "Draft Legislative Proposals Regarding Time Limits and Other Periods in Circumstances Due to COVID-19".   These…

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…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Federal non-profit corporations under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“CNCA”) – UPDATED

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing some non-profit organizations and registered charities to rethink the timing and manner of conducting their annual…

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…