Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Applying for Registered Charity Status, Receipting by Canadian Registered Charities, Fundraising Guidance for Registered Charities, Business Activities and Canadian non-profits and charities, Using Intermediaries in Canada, Political Activities and Canadian charities, Canadian Charity Statistics, CharityData.ca, Transparency, Mergers, ONCA, New corporate non-profit acts
Understanding legal compliance for registered charities is not easy but Blumbergs is offering 3 exciting new upcoming events in 2018 that will help.
We will have our Canadian Charity Law Bootcamp in April which provides a full day overview of charity law regulation. Then in June we will have a half-day Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian charities. In September we will have the half-day Fundamentals of Receipting by Canadian charities. Inaccurately completing the T3010 and improperly issuing receipts are the two most common compliance concerns for registered charities and these educational programs are designed to help charity directors, staff, and volunteers to tackle these challenges. You can find out more information below. Space is limited and these programs are not offered regularly - so if you think they could be of assistance to your charity then sign up now. Learning about compliance requirements for charities through educational programs can save your charity lots of money on legal fees and avoid tremendous anxiety.
The Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Bootcamp 2018 is on Monday April 16, 2018 in Toronto. This one-day workshop will cover the differences between for-profits, non-profits and registered charities. It will focus on matters that are significant for any operating charity surrounding revenue generation rules, receipting, transparency, and protecting your charity against risks. Topical issues such as collaboration, foreign activities, political activities, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will be touched upon as well. Register Here.
On Friday June 1, 2018, Blumbergs’ will be holding a half-day seminar in Toronto Fundamentals of the T3010 and Transparency for Canadian charities. Every year, Canadian registered charities must file the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return with the Charities Directorate of CRA.
As of November 2018, Canadian registered charities will be able to file the T3010 online which will make the process easier and quicker. If charities do not file the form, they can be revoked by CRA for non-filing. If the T3010 is not filed accurately it can be cause for suspension of a charity's receipting privileges. This seminar will focus on the legal and operational issues and not the accounting issues. Understanding the T3010 is essential for those involved with finance and governance at charities, as well as researchers, grant writers, funders and fundraisers. Register Here.
On Tuesday September 18, 2018 Blumbergs’ will be holding a half-day seminar Fundamentals of Receipting by Canadian charities in Toronto.
Properly issuing official donation receipts has been challenging for many registered charities. According to the CRA, 89% of registered charities that are audited by CRA are not correctly issuing official donation receipts. Issuing incorrect receipts can result in revocation or penalties. It is easier to do it right than fix problems later! Register Here.
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.