Workshop: Charity Law 101

Blumbergs’ Charity Law 101: A one day workshop on compliance and standards issues for Canadian charities.

Co-sponsored by CoDev, Blumbergs & BCCIC

Tuesday, November 6, 2012. 9am – 5pm; Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver)

  • $55 (Individual/Organization)
  • $40 (BCCIC Members)
  • $30 (Low wage/unemployed)

Lunch included.

Mark Blumberg

Join CoDevelopment Canada & BCCIC at a workshop presented by Mark Blumberg, a partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, who works almost exclusively with Canadian non-profits and registered charities on compliance issues. This one-day workshop will ask questions that all charities (or potential charities) should consider: What are we trying to accomplish? Should we incorporate? Should we be a charity? What is the difference between a for-profit, non-profit and registered charity?

The session will cover matters that are significant for any operating charity surrounding revenue generation rules, receipting, transparency, and protecting your charity against risks. Topical issues such as collaboration, foreign activities, political activities and the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act will be touched upon as well.

Agenda Overview

8:30am-9:15am: Registration & coffee

Morning Topics:

1) Introduction (Should we incorporate? Should we be a charity?)

2) Operating a Charity (Revenue generation rules, receipting, transparency and protecting your charity)

12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch

Afternoon Topics:

1) Continuation of: Operating a Charity

2) Advanced Topics: Collaboration, Foreign Activities, Political Activities, New Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Charity Law 101 Presentation Slides (PDF)


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