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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: More News for Charities and Not-For-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby There have been some recent announcements by the federal and Ontario governments that impact charities and not-for-profit corporations. Of note for Ca...
May 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Announcement from Federal Government for Community-Based Organizations and Updates from Charities Regulators

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby The federal government has made a key announcement that will be of interest to community-based charities and non-profits that provide assistance to vu...
Apr 21, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Update For Non-Profits

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Non-profit organizations are a category of tax exempt entities under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (ITA), distinct from registered charities. A non-prof...
Apr 6, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Extensions Granted to Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations to File Their Annual Corporate Returns – Ontario Aligned with Canada Revenue Agency

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Corporations Canada has issued another notice, this time announcing extensions for the filing of annual corporate returns by federal not-for-profit co...
Apr 3, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Meetings of Federal and Ontario
 Not-For-Profit Corporations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In recent weeks, many of our clients have been asking how they can hold their directors’ and members’ meetings, particularly their annual general memb...
Apr 1, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Public Guardian and Trustee Provides Relief for Charities in Ontario

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario (PGT) has released new temporary guidelines for charities to assist them during the current c...
Mar 30, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Update From the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Last week, we wrote an article about key regulatory considerations for charities and non-profits arising from COVID-19, and noted that not much inform...
Mar 23, 2020
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Regulatory Considerations for Charities and Non-Profits

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In recent weeks, we have been helping many of our clients navigate the extraordinary and often urgent challenges that they are facing in their day-to-...
Mar 20, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Corporations Act – Further Delay

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) recently released new information confirming further delay for Ontario’s Not-for-P...
Jan 14, 2020
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Reflections on the 2019 Federal Budget from the Perspective of Charities and Non-Profits

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint Much has been written about the Federal Budget (Budget) tabled by the Department of Finance (Canada) on March 19, 2019 and its impact on charities and...
Mar 29, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Public Policy Advocacy Activities of Charities: New Developments in 2019

Lauren Crosby and Linda J. Godel Torkin Manes LegalPoint Over the past few months there have been some exciting developments for Canadian registered charities in terms of their ability to engage in advocacy ...
Mar 18, 2019
Presentation

Social Enterprise

Linda J. Godel Schulich School of Business, York University  
Mar 8, 2019
Presentation

Navigating Board Disputes

Linda J. Godel Ontario Bar Association's Institute — Privacy, Land Development, and Other Key Updates in Charity and Not-for-Profit Law
Feb 5, 2019
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities: Changes to the Law are Now in Effect

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint The much anticipated changes to the laws that regulate the political activities of Canadian registered charities have now been made. On December 13, 2...
Dec 18, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Important News for Canadian Charities, Non-Profits and News Organizations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint November has been an eventful month for Canadian charities, non-profits, and news organizations.
Nov 26, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

More News for Registered Charities on Political Activities

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint There continue to be more developments in relation to the political activities of Canadian charities. On October 25, 2018, the Department of Finance (...
Nov 8, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities Part III

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint The news about charities and the regulation of their political activities continues.
Oct 3, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Charities and Political Activities Part II

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint There is more news for Canadian registered charities and the regulation of their political activities. A draft of proposed amendments to the Income Ta...
Sep 21, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Changing Landscape for Charities and Political Activities

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Torkin Manes LegalPoint Much has been written and said recently about the carrying on of political activities by charities, but what does it really mean for charities?
Aug 28, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Directors of Ontario-Based Charities – Can They Be Compensated?

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Historically, incorporated charities that operate in Ontario have not been permitted to compensate their directors directly or indirectly except in ve...
Jun 12, 2018
Presentation

What You Missed During Tax Season 2018

Ari Tenenbaum, Kay Leung, Wesley Isaacs, Linda J. Godel and Daniel J. Stober Torkin Manes Webinar On Wednesday, May 16th Torkin Manes held a webinar on the key issues that you may have missed during tax season. Topics included: Recent tax changes...
May 16, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

2018 Federal Budget: Update on Status of Foreign Universities

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Our February article on the 2018 Federal Budget (Budget) outlined changes to simplify the system that regulates donations to qualifying foreign u...
Apr 11, 2018
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

What’s New: Official Donation Receipts

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Canadian registered charities and other qualified donees must issue official donation receipts that comply with the rules set out in the regulations t...
Mar 2, 2018
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