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New Ontario not-for-profit legislation, business registry

Linda J. Godel and Alexandra Zavalunov The Lawyer’s Daily On Aug. 17, 2021 the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) will finally be proclaimed into force effect...
Sep 1, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – Transition and Next Steps

Linda J. Godel and Alexandra Zavalunov As we reported last week, the Ontario government announced that, after almost 11 years, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is finally ...
Aug 24, 2021
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Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act is Finally Coming into Force!

Linda J. Godel The Ontario government announced today that the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is being proclaimed into force effective October 19, 20...
Aug 17, 2021
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The 2021 Federal Budget: Impact on the Charitable and Non-Profit Sector

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby On April 19, 2021, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2021 Federal Budget (Budget 2021), which is the first Federal Budget introduced since...
Apr 23, 2021
Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Meeting Updates for Not-for-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Since March of 2020, not-for-profit corporations ("NFP") have faced challenges in holding their annual general meetings ("AGM"), special members’ meet...
Jan 19, 2021
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Updates of Interest to Ontario Not-for-Profits and Canadian Registered Charities

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby In the past few weeks, there have been several regulatory developments that impact Ontario not-for-profit corporations (NFPs) and Canadian registered ...
Oct 9, 2020
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COVID-19: Extensions Granted for Federal Not-for-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby Many charities and non-profits have faced difficulties in holding their annual general meetings (AGMs) due to the restrictions on in-person gatherings...
Aug 10, 2020
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 31, 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
Sep 17, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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