Presentation “The Role of the Public Guardian and Trustee Under ONCA” from the OPGT

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) and its Charitable Property Program will be dealing with certain charitable aspects of the ONCA…

The objects of many Ontario non-profits that are registered charities might not be charitable or appropriate

CRA has information on its website about how Canadian registered charities must act within their legal objects and how those objects must be legally…

Ontario PGT publishes page “Charities: making a complaint” explaining how to make a complaint about a charity

The Ontario PGT recently published a page "Charities: making a complaint" explaining how to make a complaint about a charity.   We have previously…

Recent CRA letters of revocation for Canadian registered charities received in 2021

Here are the CRA letters from a number of recent Canadian registered charity revocations.  These letters from CRA cover many different grounds for…

Blumbergs launches updated Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) Suitcase

The new Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA) came into force on October 19, 2021. In 2013 we launched our first ONCA Suitcase in which we…

Federal Court of Appeal rejects Right to Life Association complaints about being excluded from the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs [CSJ] program

The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected a claim by a pro-life group against the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce, and Labour relating to…

Various changes to the BC Societies Act.

There have been various changes to the BC Societies Act.   The government has identified the changes as "refinements". "These changes will increase…

Toronto Star’s “Doug Ford’s glitchy online business registry has major law firms telling clients to avoid Ontario”

The Toronto Star is now focusing on the glitchy launch of the Ontario Business Registry (OBR) in their article Doug Ford’s glitchy online 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.…

Statutory review of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Minister’s Report October 2021

We received a note from Corporations Canada today relating to the statutory review of the CNCA.  We have covered the review before here.   The…

What is a Restated Articles of Incorporation and why would you use one under the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA)?

Under the old Ontario Corporations Act (OCA), you had a letters patent and perhaps supplementary letters patent or two.  In addition, you had…

Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and “updating your by-laws” for your Ontario non-profit corporation

We often have people contacting us because they want to "update their by-law" because of the new Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA).…

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