New forms for new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) released

The new forms for the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA) were released on October 18, 2021.  ONCA and the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR)…

CharityData.ca updated to new search year 2019 and with some charities reporting additional 2020 information

The last complete data year from the CRA and the T3010 is now 2019.  Consequently, we have updated CharityData.ca to be based on the 2019 data when…

Some updated information the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee relating to new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations (ONCA)

The Ontario PGT has recently put out some interesting information relating to the implementation of ONCA when it is a "charity" or "registered…

New Ontario Business Registry (OBR) launches along with ONCA on October 19 – get your company key

With the launch of the new Ontario Business Registry (OBR) in Ontario on October 19 you should obtain your company key.  Also, those Ontario…

Ontario has extended ability for OCA/ONCA non-profit corporations to have virtual meetings till September 30, 2022

Some Ontario corporations have provisions in their by-laws that allow for virtual meetings.  This is particularly important during COVID.    However,…

CRA’s views on compensation paid for clinical research studies

The CRA was asked whether monetary compensation paid to participants in clinical research studies is taxable income and whether the payer is required…

Requested documents from CRA on Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF)

The JCCF was in the news a few months ago and at the time we requested certain documents from CRA on the organization. The public is allowed to…

CRA Letter dealing with Non-profit organizations and business activities, reserves and dealing with non-members

Here is a CRA's letter 2019-0825751E5 Whether a NPO has a profit purpose -- Section 149(1)(l) (1) dealing with Non-profit organizations and business…

Upcoming Webinars for the Canadian Charity Law Association

The Canadian Charity Law Association is delivering some upcoming webinars. Registration is free but space is limited. Topics are subject to change.…

Blumbergs’ Written Submission to the Department of Finance with respect to the disbursement quota for Canadian registered charities

Here is Blumbergs' Written Submission to the Department of Finance about the disbursement quota. As we note in the submission, we are firmly in…

Should the disbursement quota for registered charities in Canada change or be left alone?

In this article "Should the disbursement quota for registered charities in Canada change or be left alone?", Mark Blumberg and Jessie Lang discuss…

Updated CharityData.ca site has been launched – the largest portal of data on the Canadian registered charity sector

We have recently upgraded the CharityData.ca website.  The work on the upgrade has taken place over the last eight months.   Some of the changes…

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