September 22, 2019

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2019

Join us on Monday October 7, 2019 in Toronto for the 8th Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute. We will be featuring a number of speakers covering different legal and compliance issues affecting Canadian charities and non-profits.  It will be a full day packed with practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities and the non-profit sector. Space is limited.  Here is the agenda.

The price is $275 for the day. It includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, coffee and drinks, HST and handouts.  For more information or to register here is a link to the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2019.

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September 22, 2019

Online Charity Law Courses from Blumbergs - 24/7 compliance education for registered charities

We have created some new online courses for those outside of Toronto who are not able to come to our programs.  They might also be helpful to those in Toronto who cannot wait for our next session as they sometimes only occur annually.  Online course are never going to be the same as in-person courses but for many they are far easier to access and more convenient.  You can do an online course at your pace and redo sections if you wish.

The first course is "Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?".   The course is $149 and you can register at 

The second course is "Receipting for Canadian Registered Charities".  The course is $225 and you can register at 

The third course is "Fundraising from Canada: A course for groups outside of Canada".  The course is $149 and you can register at 


September 22, 2019

Fundraising from Canada - A course for groups outside of Canada - Online course

Are you a group outside of Canada considering fundraising initiatives in Canada or a group outside of Canada that has supporters in Canada? Are you wondering how to deal with Canadian supporters? The presentation will briefly introduce participants to the Canadian charitable sector which has total revenue of over $250 billion including fundraising revenue of about $16 billion. Canadian charities spend over $4 billion outside of Canada each year and this course "Fundraising from Canada - A course for groups outside of Canada" will address the following topics:

  • Fundraising in Canada by US, European and other foreign charities
  • Options available to foreign charities for fundraising in Canada including a very generous system for certain foreign universities fundraising in Canada
  • Establishing a Canadian registered charity that can issue tax receipts to Canadian donors
  • Obligations of foreign charities in Canada, specifically, compliance requirements with the regulation of fundraising in Canada and funding activities outside of Canada

The overview of the course is:

  • Introduction to Canadian Charity Sector
  • Considerations when fundraising in Canada
  • Options for structuring a fundraising entity in Canada
  • Should we establish a Canadian registered charity and if so how?
  • Fundraising Rules
  • Spending Funds in Canada and Abroad
  • Receipting, Reporting and Compliance

This course is FOR:

  • Foreign non-profits and charities that may wish to fundraise, receive grants, or carry out charity operations in Canada
  • People in Canada who may wish to affiliate with a foreign organization and use their intellectual property - this course allows them to understand the greater complexity of that relationship compared to a Canadian individual just establishing a standalone Canadian charity in Canada
  • Lawyers and other professionals advising charities outside of Canada on establishing themselves in Canada

This course is NOT for:

  • foreign universities who typically have at least 2 Canadian students studying at the university as they can be a registered foreign university with CRA as described in this article
  • Not for the UN and its agencies who are qualified donees and can issue official donation receipts without establishing a Canadian charity
  • those who don’t have any organization and want to setup a Canadian entity (whether you live in Canada or elsewhere) you might find our course "Should We Establish a Canadian Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?" more helpful.


September 21, 2019

Receipting for Canadian Registered Charities - Online Course from Mark Blumberg

Receipting for Canadian Registered Charities is a 3-hour online course with everything you need to know about how Canadian registered charities issue official donation receipts.  Properly issuing official donation receipts has been challenging for many registered charities. According to the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (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!  Here is information on the course.  


September 20, 2019

Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It? - Online

Our online course Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It? discusses how there are many options for those in Canada who want to have an impact in this world and establishing a registered charity is one of them.  Establishing a non-profit with or without charitable status is a difficult decision with significant responsibilities.    Here is our course Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?


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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