Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

January 09, 2019 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: What's New from the Charities Directorate of CRA, Canadian Charity Law, Applying for Registered Charity Status, Receipting by Canadian Registered Charities, Transparency, ONCA, New corporate non-profit acts, Non-Profits that are not registered charities

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:

Predicting the Future: Charitable sector careers for the workforce of 2020 on Tuesday January 22 at 12pm EST at:


The world of work is changing. Learn what’s driving the Future of Work and the value of incorporating new tools and approaches into how you address staffing challenges. This free webinar will separate myth from reality and feature new Canadian sector-specific research, resources and recommendations so that non-profits and charities can attract, engage, develop and retain employees. 

This webinar will answer the following questions: 
• What are the five drivers shaping the future of work? 
• What are the three risks that keep managers from engaging in career-focused discussions with staff? 
• Where can you access free tools to supercharge your workforce and capitalize on today’s trends 

This webinar will be presented by Lisa Taylor. As President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, Lisa offers a fresh perspective on the Future of Work and how demographics, the freelance economy and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic advantage. 

Lisa is the author of “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business” and "Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities,” two sector-specific playbooks choc full of low-cost and no-cost activities for managers. Her third book, the Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work will be published by University of Toronto Press (Rotman Imprint) in 2019. 

With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada's Top 100 Women for her work in the areas of leadership, employment and city building. In 2015, she was named Outstanding Career Professional by Career Professionals of Canada. 

Currency Exchange Cost Cutting Strategies for International Development Work on Tuesday February 12 at 12pm EST at:


There are many risks associated with not-for-profits and charities carrying out activities abroad. One often overlooked but very significant risk is the financial risk associated with market changes and related currency exchange rate fluctuations. This presentation will discuss strategies that not-for-profit and charitable organizations can implement to reduce the costs associated with international development work. This discussion will include the following topics, among others:

The webinar will be presented by Marc Racette. Marc Racette is a Senior Corporate Trader based in Toronto with Firma Foreign Exchange Corporation. Marc has travelled and worked around the world and has a passion for helping people think globally as his own career began with small organizations abroad. He has worked and lived in such places as the U.S., China and Mexico. He has had the pleasure of working alongside hundreds of organizations and individuals in Canada to help them grow their worlds by connecting them to international markets and organizations.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited.

Top 10 Compliance Issues for Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg on Mar 28, 2019 12:00 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 Blumberg is a charity lawyer based in Toronto with Blumberg Segal LLP and has worked for over 20 years on issues relating to non-profits, registered charities and philanthropy, in Canada and abroad. Mark has written and lectured extensively on these topics. He is the editor of two blogs namely http://www.CanadianCharityLaw.ca and http://www.GlobalPhilanthropy.ca™ and manages http://www.charitydata.ca and http://www.smartgiving.ca. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This webinar is offered by the Canadian Charity Law Association and it is provided on a complimentary basis. Space is limited. 

Please register for Top 10 Compliance Issues for Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg on Mar 28, 2019 12:00 PM EDT at: 


Do you require legal advice with respect to Canadian or Ontario non-profits or charities?


Charity Lawyer Mark Blumberg

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.

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