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:

Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits

Tuesday, June 16 at 12 PM EDT

This webinar will focus on some key employment law issues for Canadian Registered charities and non-profits.

This webinar will be presented by Adam Greco. Adam is an associate lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto who works exclusively with charities and non-profit organizations in Canada. His work is focused on employment issues, gift acceptance policies, gift agreements and other charity law issues.

The presentation will try to cover:

  • Employment Agreements;
  • Executive Compensation;
  • Workplace Policies and Procedures;
  • Human Rights and the Workplace;
  • Resignation and Termination;
  • Independent Contractors;
  • Volunteers and Interns; and
  • Summary of Biggest Mistakes by Employers.

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Fundamentals of Employment Law for Charities and Non-Profits on Tuesday, June 16 at 12 PM EDT.

 

Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so, how?

Tuesday, July 12 at 12 PM EDT

Establishing a non-profit with or without charitable status is a difficult decision with significant responsibilities. This presentation will discuss:

• The differences between non-profit and charity
• Issues to consider when exploring charitable registration
• How to set-up a non-profit or charity
• How to apply for charitable status
• Common mistakes made in applying for charitable status
• Why many organizations would be better off not applying for charitable status

This webinar will be presented by Maddy Sawyer. Maddy is an associate lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto who works exclusively with charities and non-profit organizations in Canada. Maddy is also a regular contributor to www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so, how? on Tuesday, July 12 at 12 PM EDT.

 

Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities

Thursday, September 17 at 12 PM EDT

Canadian charities spend about $3.7 billion outside of Canada each year. This presentation will provide an overview on international activities by Canadian charities and regulatory issue for Canadian charities including:

• Ideas for doing good that does not involve charities
• Some general considerations for Canadian charities carrying on activities outside of Canada
• The importance of international philanthropy
• Why would a “local” Canadian charity such as a hospital want to carry out foreign activities?
• An overview of the Income Tax Act (Canada) regulatory framework governing Canadian charities conducting foreign activities
• The distinction between qualified donees and non-qualified donees
• A basic overview of the CRA publication “Canadian Registered Charities Carrying Out Activities Outside Canada” located here

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Foreign Activities 101: Introduction to Canadian charities carrying out foreign activities on Thursday, September 17 at 12 PM EDT.

 

Charitable Receipting – The Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, October 13 at 12 PM EDT

Canadian charities issue approximately $18 billion in receipts each year. According to CRA most charities do not receipt correctly.

Topics covered in this presentation include:
• When are charities are allowed to issue official donation receipts (“tax receipts”)?
• Top receipting mistakes
• Review of information required on official charitable tax receipts
• What is a gift?
• Is the donation a gift?
• Is there is an obligation to issue receipts?
• Who is the donor?
• What is the eligible amount of gift and how to determine fair market value?
• What is split receipting and how does it affect galas, golf and other fundraisers?
• How to correct or replace official donation receipts?
• Use of computer generated and e-mail receipts?
• Problems, abuses and consequences of improper receipts
• CRA’s sample official donation receipts

This webinar will be presented by Maddy Sawyer. Maddy is an associate lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto who works exclusively with charities and non-profit organizations in Canada. Maddy is also a regular contributor to www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Charitable Receipting – The Do’s and Don’ts on Tuesday, October 13 at 12 PM EDT.

 

Top 10 Compliance Issues for Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg

Thursday, November 19 at 12 PM EDT

This presentation provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It covers some of the top CRA concerns for Canadian registered charities including:

• T3010 annual charity information return
• Official donation receipts
• Staying within a charity’s legal objects
• Corporate changes resulting from new non-profit corporate acts
• Employment Issues
• Gift Restrictions
• How to handle a CRA charity audit
• Business activities and social enterprise by Canadian charities
• The importance of keeping adequate books and records
• Grantmaking, locally and internationally

This webinar will be presented by Mark Blumberg. Mark is a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. Mark is also the editor of at www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca – a Canadian charity law website dedicated to news about the Canadian charitable sector as well as legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating in Canada or abroad.

Click here to register for the webinar presentation: Top 10 Compliance Issues for Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg on Thursday, November 19 at 12 PM 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.


​PAST WEBINARS

  • Webinar on CRA’s CHAMP system for registered charities
  • So now you are a registered charity. What is next?
  • Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so how?
  • Currency Exchange Cost Cutting Strategies for International Development Work
  • Philanthropy and First Nations with Richard Bridge 
  • ONCA is Coming in 2020: Should We Doing Anything Now?
  • Introduction to Risk Management for charities and non-profits
  • Dangers of Restricted Gifts
  • Growing up and becoming Canadian – Ontario (OCA) to Federal (CNCA) continuance and select CRA issues with continuance
  • 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
  • Donor Advised funds
  • Political Activities
  • Online Giving in Canada: Where are we now, where are we going, what are the risks?
  • The Importance of an Employment Agreement for Canadian Charities and Non-Profits
  • Compassion Fatigue Education and Self-Care for International Development Workers
  • Business activities and Canadian registered charities
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Sponsorship
  • The Rules of Lobbying in Canada for Canadian charities and non-profits
  • Webinar to discuss the CRA’s new consultation on political activities with Mark Blumberg
  • Everybody Wins! Best Practices in Charity Board Recruitment
  • Keeping your corporate records up to date
  • Termination and Dismissal in Ontario
  • 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