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Lauren Crosby

Tel: 416 777 5429 Fax: 1 888 497 8649

Lauren is an associate at Torkin Manes in our Not-for-Profit and Charities Law practice group. Lauren regularly assists clients in the not-for-profit and charitable sector with incorporation and organization, corporate maintenance, dissolution, drafting and interpreting by-laws and contracts, and obtaining and maintaining charitable registration. She also advises clients on a variety of matters including member and director disputes, policy development, corporate governance, risk management, compliance, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and directors’ and officers’ liability. 

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, and prior to attending law school, she taught elementary and secondary school for four years, both in Canada and at an international school in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Lauren has volunteered with several outreach organizations that serve the legal and non-legal needs of local communities, including Lawyers Feed the Hungry, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund, and Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC). Lauren’s involvement with not-for-profits and charities has helped her to understand and appreciate many of the issues that they face.




  • J.D., Western University, 2016
  • B.A. (Honours), Queen’s University, 2007
  • B. Ed., Queen’s University, 2009 


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2017

Publications & Presentations

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

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

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

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

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