Government Legislation & Regulation

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

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 31, 2019

A new modernization project has new digital services available for charities.

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

Written By: Susan Fish
June 19, 2019

If you have ever wondered the true difference between a nonprofit and a charity but were afraid to ask, this article will give you the answers you are looking for.

Playing politics with charities: Is unfettered political advocacy by charities a good thing?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 20, 2019

In light of a recent ruling by the CRA, we look at two views on political advocacy by charities.

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

Written By: The Good Partnership
October 9, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, charity lawyer Mark Blumberg discusses common legal pitfalls made by small organizations.

Government appeal: Federal government plans to appeal recent ruling on political advocacy for charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 3, 2018

The recent ruling opening the door to allowing charities to pursue unlimited political advocacy is being appealed by the federal government.

Five things you need to know about harassment investigations

Written By: Randi Chapnik Myers and Dr. Stephanie Bot and Donna Marshall
August 29, 2018

If your organization is faced with a harassment complaint, it is vital that your investigation is done properly.

A judgement for the ages? Ontario court decision opens up possibilities for political advocacy by charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 8, 2018

We talk to legal experts about the ramifications about the recent ruling in Ontario.

BC Societies Act: The transition is in full swing

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 16, 2018

If your organization is based in BC, you need to be up to date on changes to the BC Societies Act.

Top Canadian charity law compliance issues for Canadian registered charities

Written By: Mark Blumberg
April 11, 2018

Is your charity at risk of making some of the top compliance errors affecting Canadian charities?

Ontario's Bill 148: Minimum wage, maximum impact

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 14, 2018

How are nonprofit organizations responding to the new labour laws recently introduced in Ontario?

BC Societies Act Transition: What you need to know

Written By: Chris Adams-Brush
February 21, 2018

Are you ready for the changes to the BC Societies Act?

New “Tort of Harassment” allows employees to sue for damages

Written By: Donna Marshall, M.A., Counselling Psychology
November 15, 2017

New rulings by the Ontario Superior Court mean employers in Ontario are at a great risk of litigation.

Moving toward Decent Work: How changing employment standards are impacting the nonprofit sector

Written By: Susan Fish
August 21, 2017

Employment standards are starting to change in provinces across the country. What will this mean for nonprofit employers?

An interview with the CRA’s Charities Directorate Director General: Tony Manconi

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 25, 2017

An exclusive interview with the new Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate Director General, Tony Manconi.

Setting a new tone: The newly released report on the political activities of charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 19, 2017

We explore the Report of the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities.

Difficult Clients: Dealing with responsive behaviours

Written By: Public Services Health and Safety Association
June 7, 2017

Did you know there are 350,000 cases or workplace violence each year in Canada?

Charitable Receipting: Do's and don'ts for Canadian registered charities

Written By: Mark Blumberg
May 17, 2017

Is your organization incorrectly issuing tax receipts? Find out in this article from charity lawyer Mark Blumberg.

Understanding and protecting your volunteers' legal rights

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 5, 2017

Ignoring your volunteers' legal rights could be putting them - and your organization - at risk.

The Canada Revenue Agency gets transparent…and pictographic!

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 1, 2017

We discuss the new CRA Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 with several industry experts.

Charities request charity law reform to protect free speech

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 4, 2017

A charity sector working group calls for changes to the Income Tax Act to allow more political activity.

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