October 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1E9

The 2nd Annual Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute will be a one day conference on October 15, 2013 in Toronto covering important information on compliance for Canadian registered charities.

8:00 a.m.    Light Breakfast and Registration

8:45 a.m.    Introductory comments

9:00 a.m.    Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) Progress and Challenges, Wayne Gray, McMillan LLP

9:30 a.m.    Growing up and becoming Canadian – Ontario Corporations Act (OCA) to Federal (CNCA) continuance and select Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issues with continuance, Mark Blumberg, Blumberg Segal LLP

9:50 a.m.    Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) Update, Jennifer Lee, Ministry of Consumer Services, Ontario government

10:20 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.  Abusive Schemes, Class Action Lawsuits and Legal Opinions, David Thompson, Scarfone Hawkins LLP

11:00 a.m.  Governance Gremlins and How to Avoid Them, Tim Plumptre, Tim Plumptre & Associates

11:30 a.m.   ‘Searching for a Social Return on Investment’, Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation

12:00 p.m.  Lunch and Presentation on State of the Sector and Recent Developments, Mark Blumberg, Blumberg Segal LLP

1:00 p.m.   Top Employment Mistakes for Charities to Avoid, Scott Chambers, Blumberg Segal LLP

1:30 p.m.   What’s New at the Charities Directorate, Zachary Euler, Charities Directorate

2:30 p.m.   Break

2:45 p.m.   Trends in Philanthropy and Fundraising, Brad Offman, Mackenzie Financial

3:15 p.m.   Media & Charity, Kevin Donovan, Toronto Star

4:00 p.m.   A Parliamentary Perspective on Charitable Tax Incentives, Peter Weltman, Senior Director, PBO

4:30 p.m.  Concluding comments


There are a limited number of spaces available for this conference.

The price is $185 for the day. It includes lunch, breaks, coffee and drinks, HST and handouts.

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute will be of interest to staff at non-profits and charities responsible for compliance issues, professional advisors such as lawyers and accountants who advise charities and non-profits, and board members of Canadian charities.

If you have questions please call Kaitlin Smith at 416-361-1982 x. 242 or e-mail kaitlin@blumbergs.ca

Tickets are fully refundable until September 15, 2013 but not thereafter.   If you register and are unable to attend, you are welcome to substitute someone else from your organization at any time. Dates and locations may be subject to change should circumstances arise.  All efforts will be made to notify you as soon as possible in this event.