I am looking forward to delivering a presentation next week in Winnipeg on Canadian Charities Conducting Foreign Activities: Compliance Requirements.  I will discuss the rules for foreign activities but also some recent developments involving CRA.   

Here is the description.

Canadian Charities Conducting Foreign Activities: Compliance Requirements.

DATE AND TIME –    Wed, April 11, 2018    6:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

Join the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation for a discussion with charity lawyer Mark Blumberg about charity law for international development organizations. This presentation provides an overview of the CRA guidance Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada and participants will learn about:

  • Direction and control over resources
  • Avoiding being a “conduit”
  • Abiding by local laws
  • Risk Management for foreign activities
  • Types of permissible relationships in foreign activities
  • Avoiding misuse of charitable assets
  • Charitable goods policy
  • Keeping books and records in Canada

Mark Blumberg will also discuss recent developments from the CRA relating to Canadian registered charities.

A light dinner will be provided at 6:00 PM, followed by Mark's presentation at 6:30 PM in room 1MS16. Please email info@mcic.ca if you have dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Speaker Bio:

Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP (Blumbergs) in Toronto and works almost exclusively advising non-profits and registered charities on their work in Canada and abroad. Mark has written numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker on legal issues involving charity and not-for-profit law and is the editor of www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca andwww.globalphilanthropy.ca™ – Canadian websites dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or overseas.

A member of the Charities Directorate Technical Issues Working Group, Mark has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an LLB from the University of British Columbia and a LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School in Tax Law.