The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.

More information on each of these webinars and how to register is provided below:


Webinar on CRA’s CHAMP system for registered charities

The CRA’s Charities Directorate is currently closed, however, registered charities can still access online services through the new CHAMP system. While registered charities may not have previously accessed this system, which launched June 2019, now may be a good time to look into the new system. The Canadian Charity Law Association will be hosting a webinar on how to register and use this new system on Tuesday, April 14th at 1 PM EDT. See below for more details.

Registration is free.

This webinar of the Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) will focus on how CRA’s new CHAMP online system can be useful for registered charities, especially in this crisis. Whereas some registered charities may have held off using the new online system, with the Charities Directorate closed, it now makes more sense and is perhaps the best way to submit information or to make changes with the Charities Directorate.

This webinar will be led by Maddy Sawyer and Mark Blumberg, who are non-profit and charity lawyers at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. We will be joined by one or more Charities Directorate staff who will be available during the webinar to answer questions on the CHAMP system. There is no cost for joining this CCLA webinar.

The presentation will try to cover:

  • Update on some recent changes for registered charities during the COVID-19 crisis;
  • Background on the CHAMP system including My CRA and MyBA;
  • How to gain access to the system;
  • Authorizing representatives;
  • The Business Registration Online system (BRO) and charity applications (which are still being processed);
  • Preparing and filing your T3010 Registered Charity Information Return online;
  • Making changes to your charity information with CRA;
  • Resources; and
  • Q&A with CRA

There are many advantages of using CHAMP and you might find this background article helpful: “CRA encouraging Canadian registered charities to file their annual T3010 using CHAMP online

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Accessing CRA’s online CHAMP system for Registered Charities on Tuesday, April 14 at 1PM EDT.




If you are interested in online courses dealing with charity law and charity compliance in Canada you might find some of these paid online courses helpful.







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  • Dangers of Restricted Gifts
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  • Business and social enterprise for charities
  • Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities
  • Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so how?
  • Top 10 Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities
  • Federal Non-Profit Corporations and the CNCA continuance – October 17 is around the corner!
  • Charitable Receipting – The Do’s and Don’ts with Mark Blumberg
  • Groundbreaking Report: Time, Treasure and Talent: Canadian Women and Philanthropy
  • Fundraising Accountability and Transparency
  • Surviving and Thriving as a CNCA Corporation
  • Operating in Difficult Areas
  • First Nations and Philanthropy
  • Top Employment Law Mistakes Made by Charities and Non-Profits
  • Lessons in Not-for-Profit Corporate Law: Tales from the Courts
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  • Political Activities
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  • The Importance of an Employment Agreement for Canadian Charities and Non-Profits
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  • Webinar to discuss the CRA’s new consultation on political activities with Mark Blumberg
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  • Top Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities
  • Strategies for professional athletes interested in philanthropy in Canada
  • Minimizing Risk in your Onboarding of Volunteers and Staff
  • How to Read and Understand Financial Statements and Reports for Your Small to Mid-Size Charity or Not-for-profit Organization