The Senate Report with the Honourable Ratna Omidvar

Welcome to season three of the Small Nonprofit! We’re kicking things off strong with a discussion about the state of the charitable sector in Canada. You work on the frontlines supporting our community… but how is our government supporting you?...

Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Directorate modernizes with new digital registration platform

You may not have been aware, but on June 1, 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Charities Directorate rolled out a new, online, digital registration platform for charities. Yes, modernization has arrived at The Agency. The new Charities IT Modernization...

Charity, nonprofit or social enterprise: A primer on the legal definitions that govern our organizations

I’ve written for and about nonprofits and charities for more than a quarter century but earlier this year, I realized—true confession time — I tended to use the two terms somewhat interchangeably, not being entirely clear on the differences. When...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Legal mistakes your small charity is making and how to fix them with Mark Blumberg

Does the T3010 confuse (or maybe even scare) you? Legal problems are something that all organizations face and the rules around them aren’t always clear. So how can we make sure we’re not only compliant, but doing it right the...

Five things you need to know about harassment investigations

Want to learn more on this topic? We've partnered with the authors for a free webinar on September 6. Click here for more details and to register. When HR professional Morgan Endral transitioned into a senior role in her nonprofit...

BC Societies Act: The transition is in full swing

If you run, work at or belong to a nonprofit in the province of British Columbia, then you are likely intensely aware of the need to conform to the new regulations set out in the updated BC Societies Act. For...

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities

Want to learn more about this topic? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on April 19. If you can't make the live session, register anyway and we'll send you the full recording afterwards! Click here for more...