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March 19, 2020

Blumbergs new online course on charity compliance and related issues

We created online courses for those who are not able to come to Blumbergs’ charity law events. 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.  You can do an online course at your pace and redo sections if you wish.   You can obtain more information or register here.

March 19, 2020

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 -online only

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020 will be a one-day online interactive boot camp on compliance and standards issues for Canadian registered charities.

This one-day online workshop on Monday April 20, 2020 will cover the differences between for-profits, non-profits and registered charities and why in some cases you may wish to have one or more of each to have maximum flexibility and impact. It will focus on matters that are significant for any operating charity surrounding revenue generation rules, receipting, transparency, and protecting your charity against risks. Topical issues such as collaboration, foreign activities, political activities, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) and Ontario Non-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will be touched upon as well.

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 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 as well as philanthropists interested potentially establishing a private foundation. We have offered the Boot Camp in Toronto for around ten years and this year will be the first time that it is offered online.   Those who sign up will be provided with the recording after the event and it will be available to them for a period of one year.

For more information or to register.

April 23, 2017 | By: Mark Blumberg

Seven Key Tasks of Hospital Foundation Boards by Mark Blumberg

Here is an article that I wrote for the Ontario Hospital Association entitled Seven Key Tasks of Hospital Foundation Boards.  Irrespective of the type of registered charity you are on you might find it helpful.  

March 30, 2017 | By: Mark Blumberg

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015

The Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015 is an annual census of Canadian registered charities.  Every Canadian registered charity completes the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return and here are the 2015 results.  

March 15, 2017 | By: Mark Blumberg

Ontario non-profits and options for dealing with the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)

Here is a recent article on how Ontario charities can face the future corporate changes brought on by the ONCA.  ONCA will affect tens of thousand of Ontario non-profits and charities.

June 21, 2016 | By: Ronald Segal

Court Rules That Executor’s Reliance on Co-Executor is No Defence to Negligence

In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has held that an Executor was negligent in carrying out her duties as an executor and trustee of the Estate, and was personally liable to compensate a beneficiary, when she relied on her Co-Executor to establish a trust fund for the beneficiary as required by the Will, but where the trust fund was never established and the Estate funds intended for the trust fund were dissipated by the Co-Executor.

October 26, 2015 | By: Ronald Segal

No Minority Discount Applied in Case of Compulsory Purchase of Shares of Minority Shareholders

In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has held that where majority shareholders are ordered to purchase all the shares of the minority shareholders, a minority discount should not be applied to reduce the purchase price for the shares.

September 24, 2015 | By:

Unborn Child and Surviving Mother Entitled to Dependant Support under Ontario’s SLRA

In this recent decision, Dagg v. Cameron Estate, of the Ontario Superior Court, the Honourable Mr. Justice Bale discussed whether a child who had not been born at the time of his father’s death and/or the mother of that child were entitled to dependant support from the father’s estate.