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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

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

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
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More News for Registered Charities on Political Activities

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
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Charities and Political Activities Part III

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