For over 35 Years, Blumbergs has provided a full range of innovative and cost-effective legal solutions to charities & non-profits and individuals in Canada and internationally.

Blumbergs provides legal advice and assistance to charities and non-profits relating to compliance and standards. Blumbergs assists groups in establishing and operating charities or non-profits in Canada and assisting internationally-based charities and non-profits operating in Canada.

Blumbergs offers online courses and educational programs for charities, non-profits and philanthropists dealing with legal, ethical and practical issues affecting non‑profits and philanthropy.

Blumbergs also offers numerous resources to non-profits and charities in Canada including blogs such as CanadianCharityLaw.ca and research tools such as CharityData.ca

Our teamAreas of Expertise

Our legal services include:

  • Incorporation of non-profits, organizing non-profits and applying for registered charitable status in Canada
  • Maintaining charitable status and dealing with the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) and their requirements
  • Facilitating foreign charitable activities undertaken by Canadian charities
  • Corporate changes (amending articles and by-laws) and moving Ontario non-profit corporations to the Federal CNCA
  • Assisting and creating charitable partnerships, contractor relationships, joint ventures, affiliations and mergers
  • Operating social enterprises and related business activities for charities
  • Staffing issues within charities involving employees and independent contractors
  • Developing and revising agreements with donors and funders
  • Providing advice on legal and ethical issues associated with fundraising, governance and operational issues
  • Improving governance including policies, procedures, and by-laws
  • Assisting non-profits and charities with advocacy and political activities
  • Advising on fundraising contracts, major gifts agreements and planned giving
  • Conducting informal legal audits and advising on risk management
  • Assisting clients with CRA “books and records reviews” and audits
  • In-person and online educational programs for boards, staff, and volunteers on legal and ethical issues
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Educational programs

Maximize your donations: Three pillars to improve internal payment processes

August 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

Ritual and Retention: Shaping the Future of Work in the Non-Profit Sector

September 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Event

Online Courses

Online courses are never going to be the same as in-person courses but for many, they are far easier to access, more convenient, and available 24/7 exactly when needed.

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