Charities and Abortion in Canada – further discussion of the Liberals’ removal of charitable status for anti-abortion groups

Americans are reeling from a recent leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion that is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave abortion in the hands of…

Update completed to CharityData.ca website (May 2022)

We have made a number of updates to the CharityData.ca website. We have reimported the 2019 and 2020 data to ensure that it uses the latest data from…

Changes at CRA’s Charities Directorate – Tony Manconi will be retiring and Sharmila Khare will become the new Director General

Tony Manconi has been the Director General of the Charities Directorate since 2016. I have had the pleasure of working with Tony and anyone who works…

Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Cultural Organizations

We received information from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate at the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism that applications for the grant…

Explanatory Notes Relating to the Income Tax Act and Other Legislation with information on Canadian charities dealing with non-qualified donees

The Department of Finance has released Explanatory Notes Relating to the Income Tax Act and Other Legislation. Here is the full version. Below are…

Mark Blumberg presenting to the Foundation, Endowment and Not For Profit Investment Summit on Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Foundations

I will be presenting to the Foundation, Endowment and Not For Profit Investment Summit on Navigating the Top Compliance Issues Facing Canadian…

Gifts by Canadian Charities to the United Nations and its Agencies in 2019

Here is our article Gifts by Canadian Charities to the United Nations and its Agencies in 2019. In this article, we will look at funding of the…

Gifts by Canadian Charities to Donor Advised Funds in 2019

In this article, Gifts by Canadian Charities to Donor Advised Funds in 2019, we will look at gifts from Canadian registered charities to Canadian…

Gifts by Canadian Registered Charities to the Registered Foreign Universities in 2019

Here is our article Gifts by Canadian Charities to the Registered Foreign Universities in 2019. In this article, we will look at funding of…

Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities – 2021

Over the last decade, we have provided to the public CRA letters relating to a number of Canadian registered charity revocations. These letters from…

CRA Guidance Protection of the Environment and Charitable Registration – document

Finally, the "CRA Guidance Protection of the Environment and Charitable Registration" is available to the public. This 2014 version obtained through…

CRA Guidance Purposes Not Furthered

Here is the CRA Guidance Purposes Not Furthered which discusses when CRA would register a charity when with respect to some purposes there may not be…

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