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Special Senate Committee on Charitable Sector Releases Final Report

  • August 08, 2019
  • Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, and Ryan M. Prendergast

On June 20, 2019, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector released its final report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, setting out its findings from a year-long study with respect to the charitable and non-profit sector and making 42 recommendations to the Government of Canada. Following is a brief summary of the discussions and recommendations made in the Report.

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Implications of Ontario Budget Cuts for Ontario Not–For-Profits

  • August 08, 2019
  • Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Ryan M. Prendergast

On April 11, 2019, the Ontario Government released the 2019 Budget, which included a number of financial measures that will result in a reduction in provincial government funding for many not-for-profits in Ontario. Following is an overview of some of the more important issues that charities and other not-for-profits facing imminent reduction or elimination of provincial government funding may need to consider.

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Social Clubs with Share Capital and the ONCA

  • August 23, 2018
  • Clifford S. Goldfarb

Transition requirements for share capital social clubs Under the Ontario Corporations Act on Proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010.

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New Reporting Obligations for Ontario Corporations: What You Need to Know

  • January 19, 2017
  • Graham King and Pierre Permingeat

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 and related amendment to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) and the Corporations Act (Ontario) are set to come into force. They will, among other things, require business and not-for-profit corporations incorporated or continued into Ontario to maintain a register of their "ownership interests in land in Ontario".

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Protecting Charities and Not-for-profits Participating in Refugee Sponsorship Programs

Protecting Charities and Not-for-profits Participating in Refugee Sponsorship Programs

  • March 22, 2016
  • Sean S. Carter

Refugee Support Organizations and SAHs must consider, and come to terms with, the realities of what steps need to be taken in order to protect their refugee sponsorship programs, those involved in the programs (including the refugees), and ensure that these programs can expand in order to continue to serve this fundamental outreach.

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Key Legal Developments in 2015 for Canadian Charities

Key Legal Developments in 2015 for Canadian Charities

  • January 18, 2016
  • Nevena Belovska

The year 2015 saw a number of important legal developments of interest to Canada’s charitable sector. This article highlights the key updates that charities should be aware of, including Federal Budget 2015, salient cases, and important legislative updates.

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Rights of Shareholders of Ontario Social Clubs

Rights of Shareholders of Ontario Social Clubs

  • January 05, 2016
  • Theresa L.M. Man

On September 14, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Pruner v Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Limited. The Court held that Mr. Pruner was not entitled to keep his voting Class B share if he wants to transfer from being a Fully Privileged Golfing Member to a Senior Social Member. Furthermore, the Court dealt with a jurisdictional issue involving orders under the Ontario Corporations Act.

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Compliance with Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

Compliance with Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

  • November 13, 2015
  • Michael Gleeson

Among the many legislative and regulatory obligations that apply to a charity or not-for-profit corporation acting in a foreign jurisdiction is Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Although the Act has now applied to charities and not-for-profit corporations for more than two years, many corporations in the not-for-profit sector have not yet taken any steps to make their employees and representatives aware of the requirements under the Act.

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