There are many sources of information on the legal and ethical issues facing Canadian charities that operate abroad. Some of them include:

  1. Globalphilanthropy.ca –  a website dedicated to dealing with legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities operating abroad.  It has checklists, sample agreements for intermediaries, statistical information on Canadian charities that conduct foreign activities. articles on the rules for “direction and control” and practical information on how Canadian charities can conduct foreign activities.
  2. CRA guidance on foreign activities entitled “Canadian registered charities carrying out activities outside Canada
  3. We have a directory of information related to international philanthropy at https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/blog/category/global_giving
  4. We occasionally do programs on foreign activities such as the Blumbergs’ International Philanthropy Conference 2019

If you are concerned about your charity and foreign activities you might wish to contact Blumbergs to retain us to assist with your issue.