Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada

Here is our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Legal Checklist for Working with Intermediaries in Canada 2020.  It will be of help to Canadian registered…

Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020

Blumberg Segal LLP will be hosting an event "Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada 2020" on July 17, 2020. This will be a…

Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity 2020

Blumberg Segal LLP will be hosting an event "Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity 2020" on July 10, 2020.…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – May 11, 2020

It has now been about 7 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to…

Corporations Canada provides simple way for non-profits and charities under the CNCA to extend time for financial disclosure and AGM

We are delighted that Corporations Canada today has provided a simple way for non-profits and charities under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations…

Corporations Canada Listing updated for new filing deadline

As mentioned in our previous post, Corporations Canada has extended the deadline to September 30, 2020 for corporations under the Canada…

The Privacy Commissioner Releases tips for videoconferencing and privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has recently released some tips for ensuring that you protect your organization's privacy, as well…

Guidance from Charity Commission “Manage financial difficulties in your charity caused by coronavirus”

Here is some really good guidance from the Charity Commission of England and Wales. GuidanceManage financial difficulties in your charity…

Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada – A Very Simplified View of the Process

In this brief note, we try to suggest ten steps for a simplified contractor arrangement between a Canadian charity and a group in Canada that is not…

New Course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada

We have just prepared a new course on Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada.  Here is information on the new course and how to…

Additional Information from the BC Financial Services Authority on gifts of life insurance to charities

I wrote to the BC Financial Services Authority on May 4, 2020, asking for some clarifications relating to their Information Bulletin entitled…

“UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report”

The Guardian recently had an article "UK charity failed to safeguard aid worker killed in Syria – report".   The article deals with Alan Henning, a…

BC Financial Services Authority and gifts of life insurance to charities

Every year less than 1% of Canadian registered charities identify in their T3010 receiving a life insurance policy for which they issued an official…

Some further enhancements to CharityData.ca in April 2020 relating to categories and subcategories

As we noted on April 18, 2020, we have updated CharityData.ca. There have been further recent improvements especially relating to searches/filtering…

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) applications for NPOs and charities begin today

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) application process begins today.   Non-profits and charities that meet the requirements of the CEWS may…

Press Release and Background on Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Here is information from the Ontario government on the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program including a press release and also…

Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit from the CRA

Document released by CRA yesterday April 24, 2020 entitled "Questions and Answers on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit":Canada Revenue Agency…

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and its application to Charities and Non-profits

NOTE: the comments provided are based on the information available today and further announcements or changes could impact that information.The…

Special purpose fundraising for COVID-19 – be careful what you ask for!

Many groups are doing special purpose fundraising for COVID-19 in which they are specifically soliciting or accepting for COVID-19 related programs.…

Blumberg Segal LLP Update for Clients and Friends – April 24, 2020

It has been over 4 weeks that many businesses, non-profits and charities in Canada have either been shut down or are trying hard to adjust to the…

COVID-19 and AGMs for Ontario non-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act (“OCA”)

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

PGT views of what is “pandemic-related”

We have written about 2 recent notices from the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee ("PGT") relating to restricted funds and the pandemic.  These are…

CRA Charities Directorate “What’s New” discusses Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Below is the CRA Charities Directorate "What's New" which discusses the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and how to apply for it.  It also reminds…

Ontario PGT provides additional guidance on restricted gifts and COVID-19

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustees has circulated today to some charity lawyers some additional information on dealing with restricted gifts…