Blumbergs recently reviewed the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return database for 2011 as part of the Sean Blumberg Transparency Project. We provided an overview of the whole charity sector in the Blumbergs’ Charity Sector Snapshot 2011. We have taken a subset of the 2011 T3010 data to look at only registered charities based in Ontario.
This article provides a snapshot of the registered charity sector in Ontario based on the 2011 T3010 filings. Here is a PDF of the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2011.
On October 15, 2013, Blumbergs will be having the 2nd Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute in Toronto. It will be a full day of practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities. Space is limited.
If Operating a Business as a Corporation, the Corporation Must Clearly Identify that it is a Corporation and Not a Sole Proprietorship
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held that pursuant to the Business Names Act, a corporation operating in Ontario must clearly and explicitly identify itself as a corporation when dealing with customers, failing which, the customer can commence an action as against the owner of the business personally, as if the corporation was actually a sole proprietorship.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently held in an Estate Litigation matter, Hill v. Hill  O.J. No. 4891, that allegations of fraud must be proven by the alleging party in order to be successful, and simply asserting such allegations of fraud, without proper supporting and corroborating evidence would be fruitless, as the court requires a high degree of certainty to prove such serious allegations.
Blumbergs is happy to announce the latest addition to our legal team, Yi-Mei Ting, who was called to the Ontario Bar on June 20, 2013.
Yi-Mei will be practicing in the areas of Charity and Non-Profit Law and Corporate/Commerical and Business Law. Prior to joining the firm, Yi-Mei completed her Articles at the Ministry of the Attorney General in the legal services branch of the Ministry of Consumer Services.
Yi-Mei obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008 and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2010. She has worked as an Analyst in a large Canadian bank, an Advisor in the Ontario Government and as a Project Manager in a boutique research and consulting firm for the financial services industry.
The 2nd Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute will be a one day conference on October 15, 2013 in Toronto covering important information on compliance for Canadian registered charities.
In a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court held that a Release that had been signed by an employee upon termination to “accept” a severance package only “offering” the minimal entitlements on termination as required under the Employment Standards Act, should be struck and deemed unenforceable, and that the employee could still initiate a claim for wrongful termination under the common law, in addition to receiving Employment Standards Act entitlements.
A one day boot camp on compliance and standards issues for Canadian charities on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
Here are 10 videos my brother Sean uploaded from the CLIP conference in February 2012.
Here is the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law Checklist. It was prepared for the Ontario Hospital Association Governance Centre for Excellence Conference for Not-For-Profit and Charitable Organizations. It assists registered charities in understanding their compliance obligations