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We keep our members up-to-date with helpful articles and legislative updates in the CCCC Bulletin, published 5 times annually.  Use the search below to find a specific article.

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Bulletin Issue Articles
2017 - Issue 2
(Mar 3, 2017)
Bulletin 2017 issue 2
Accountability in Ministry: What’s the Big Deal?
Curtis Towns, Manager, Certification
Employee or Independent Contractor? A Case Study in Determining the Employment Relationship
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Should Your Ministry Use Performance Improvement Plans?
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
The Burnout Epidemic: Why Self-Care Must Be Part of Your Leadership Strategy
John Pellowe, CEO
The Ins and Outs of Probationary Periods
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Top Ten T3010 Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support

2017 - Issue 1
(Dec 29, 2016)
Bulletin 2017 issue 1
9 Rules to Remember When Issuing Charitable Tax Receipts
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (January, 2017)
Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs
Reimbursing Mileage
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Restricted Funds: Best Practices and Precautions
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Strategic Planning: Where to begin?
John Pellowe, CEO
What’s the Difference Between a Charity and a Non-Profit?
David Johnson, Coordinator, Certification
 
Bulletin Issue Articles
2016 - Issue 5
(Nov 7, 2016)
Bulletin 2016 issue 5
Best Practices for Handling Confidential Information
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Board Members Abroad: Considerations for Board Travel Policies
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (November, 2016)
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
How to Use CCCC’s Canadian Ministry Compensation Survey
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Job Descriptions for Charity Board Members
David Johnson, Coordinator, Certification
When the Court Intervenes in Church Matters: Alberta’s Court of Appeal Says Former Church Members Can Sue
Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs

2016 - Issue 4
(Sep 9, 2016)
Bulletin 2016 issue 4
7 Tips to Create an Amazing Onboarding Experience
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law & Policy (September, 2016)
Philip Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
International Structuring for Social Impact
Robert Hayhoe, Miller Thomson LLP
Leaders in Community
John Pellowe, CEO
Pastoral Performance Reviews: Canadian Research and Faith-Infused Best Practices
Heather Card, Doctor of Practical Theology Student, McMaster Divinity College
Protecting Your Charity’s Investments
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Signs of a Healthy Ministry
John Pellowe, CEO

2016 - Issue 3
(Jun 28, 2016)
Bulletin 2016 issue 3
Debt Policy for Charities
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Developing Multicultural Governance Boards
Dan Sheffield, Director of Global and Intercultural Ministries, The Free Methodist Church in Canada
Donor Advised Funds
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support
Employee Recognition in the Christian Charity Context
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (July 2016)
Nevena Belovska
Ontario’s New Sexual Violence & Harassment Legislation
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Religious Freedom: Is It a Communal Right?
Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs

2016 - Issue 2
(Feb 23, 2016)
Bulletin 2016 issue 2
Elected or Appointed Directors?
John Pellowe, CEO
Getting Serious About Anti-Harassment in the Workplace
Nevena Belovska, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (March 2016)
Nevena Belovska, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Managing the Risk of Precarious Employment
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Safety and Security on Short-Term Mission Trips
Ken Hall, President, Robertson Hall Insurance

2016 - Issue 1
(Jan 8, 2016)
Bulletin 2016 issue 1
7 Things Charities Should Know Before Creating a Facility Rental Policy
Gilbert Langerak, Manager, Member Support & Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs
Charity Law: The Year in Review (2015)
Nevena Belovska, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Human Rights: An Overview for Christian Ministries
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Top Five Compliance Issues for Charities
Nevena Belovska, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Withholding Tax Requirements for Non-Resident Workers Providing Services in Canada
Wayne Kroeker, Manager, Finance
 
Bulletin Issue Articles
2015 - Issue 5
(Oct 23, 2015)
Bulletin 2015 issue 5
5 Tips for Writing Ministry Job Descriptions
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
6 Ways to Prepare for Staff Member Resignations
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Are You Keeping Appropriate Employment Records?
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Charitable Trusts: How Much Discrimination is Too Much?
Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
Choosing the Right Church Information Management Solution
Wayne Kroeker, Manager, Finance
“T-Slip” Checklist for Busy Charities
Gilbert Langerak, Manager Member Support

2015 - Issue 4
(Aug 19, 2015)
Bulletin 2015 issue 4
An Update on Canada’s Immigration Laws for Religious Workers
Vivien Lee and Jeffrey S. Lowe, Lowe and Company
Employment Standards and Christian Ministries
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
HORIZONS: What’s New in Charity Law & Policy (August 2015)
Nevena Urosevic, Associate Director, Legal Affairs
The Annual Filings: What’s Required in Your Province?
Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs
Three Tips to Supercharge Your Online Fundraising
Brady Josephson, Principal, shift
When Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer?
Barry W. Bussey, Director, Legal Affairs

2015 - Issue 3
(May 27, 2015)
Bulletin 2015 issue 3
Board Development Plans
John Pellowe, CEO, CCCC
Complex Communities: Concepts and Tools for Better Conflict
Darrin Hotte, BA, MDiv, Cert. ConRes., FMC Cert. CFM
Financial Controls in Small Offices
Wayne Kroeker, Manager, Finance, CCCC
Visa Issues Affecting Temporary Religious Workers in Canada
Robert Leong, Stan Leo, and Jeffrey Lowe
Web Conferencing 101 for Charities
Joyce Hsu, Communications Lead, TechSoup Canada

2015 - Issue 2
(Mar 6, 2015)
Bulletin 2015 issue 2
Accessibility Legislation & Charities
Derek Ross, B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Planning for Staff Development
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Respecting Donor Privacy
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Space Enough For All
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Turning Difficult Situations into Productive Conversations
Alan Simpson, BTh., MA (Conflict Management), Cert. ConRes., Alan is Co-Director of Christian Mediat
What are the Ways a Charity May Generate Income?
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs

2015 - Issue 1
(Dec 19, 2014)
Bulletin 2015 issue 1
A Matter of Balance: CRA’s Implementation of the Ineligible Individual Rules of the Income Tax Act
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs, CCCC
Charity Law: The Year in Review (2014)
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Human Resources: What’s Your Strategy?
Chris Hall, Manager, Human Resources
Necessary Conflict: A New View About Conflict and Its Usefulness
By Darrin Hotte, BA, MDiv, Cert. ConRes., FMC Cert. CFM
 
Bulletin Issue Articles
2014 - Issue 5
(Nov 1, 2014)
Bulletin 2014 issue 5
CASL for Charities: An Update
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Generate Results, Not Clicks
Darrell Keezer, Founder, Candybox Marketing
Gifts of Appreciation to Charity Employees and Volunteers: What’s Taxable and What Isn’t?
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs & Edward Choi, Legal Research Assistant
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (October 2014)
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
The Duties, Responsibilities, and Liabilities of a Director
John Pellowe, CEO
The Importance of a Compensation Policy
Bonnie Pillsworth, Executive Assistant
Who Owns the Copyright When a Work is Made for Hire?
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs

2014 - Issue 4
(Jul 28, 2014)
Bulletin 2014 issue 4
Anti-Diversion Issues for Charities Operating Abroad
Terrance S. Carter and Sean S. Carter, Carters Professional Corporation
Are Employers Obligated To Accommodate Employees’ Childcare Responsibilities?
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Charities & Releases from Liability
Derek B. M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Content Curation: Making Sense of the Noisy Web
Natasha Lichti, Marketing & Technical Writer and Heather Card, COO
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (August 2014)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs

2014 - Issue 3
(Apr 4, 2014)
Bulletin 2014 issue 3
Complying With The New Anti-spam Law: A How To Guide for Charities
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (May 2014)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Is Your Charity Required to Register for Workers’ Compensation?
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Taming Conflict at the Board Table
John Pellowe, CEO

2014 - Issue 2
(Mar 5, 2014)
Bulletin 2014 issue 2
Clergy Communication Privilege
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Fundraising Event Planning Checklist
Natasha Pinczuk, Marketing and Technical Writer
Horizons: What's New in Charity Law and Policy (March 2014)
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
How the Board Adds Value to the Ministry
Rev. John Pellowe, CEO
How to Make Your Press Releases Shine
Karen Stiller, Partner, Canadian Christian News Service
The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Successful Fundraising Event
Natasha Pinczuk, Marketing and Technical Writer

2014 - Issue 1
(Dec 20, 2013)
Bulletin 2014 issue 1
Be Flexible, Not Liable: Avoiding Constructive Dismissal Claims
Adrian Miedema, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Faith-Friendly Strategy Tools
John Pellowe, CEO
Horizons: What's New in Charity Law and Policy (January 2014)
Derek B.M. Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Managing Social Media When You Don’t Have Time
Natasha Pinczuk, Marketing & Technical Writer
The Mark of Authenticity: Why trade-marks are worth registering
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
What should be Included in the Board Minutes?
Heather Card, COO
 
Bulletin Issue Articles
2013 - Issue 5
(Oct 15, 2013)
Bulletin 2013 issue 5
Advancement of Religion: New Developments in Recent CRA Policies
Derek Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Corporate Life as Christian Witness
Rev. John Pellowe, CEO
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (October 2013)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Is Your Ministry Near Its “Best Before” Date?
Rev. John Pellowe, CEO
New ITA Exception For School Tuition Provided By Employer
Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Preparing to Communicate in a Crisis
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
When a Church Plant Becomes Independent
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs

2013 - Issue 4
(Jul 23, 2013)
Bulletin 2013 issue 4
CRA Releases New Guidance For Charities That Benefit Youth
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs & Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Deputized Fundraising: A Practical Way to Support Ministry
Derek Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Find Out What’s Really Happening in Your Donor Base
Rev. John Pellowe, CEO
Tactical Technology Planning for Your Organization
Andrea Berry, Director of Partnerships and Learning, Idealware
The One Who Owns The Money Gets The Receipt
Barry Bussey, VP Legal Affairs

2013 - Issue 3
(May 22, 2013)
Bulletin 2013 issue 3
Canadian Copyright Law: What Charities Need to Know
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs
Defining the Boundaries: CRA Releases New Guiding Documents on Political Activities for Charities
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (May 2013)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Derek B.M. Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Social Media and Christian Ministries: What Are We Learning?
Natasha Pinczuk, Technical Writer
The Importance of Bylaws for Charities – And What They Should Contain
Derek B.M. Ross, Director of Legal Affairs

2013 - Issue 2
(Feb 25, 2013)
Bulletin 2013 issue 2
Guiding You Through the Revised T3010
Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law and Policy (March 2013)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Ordination Certificates, Appointment Processes, and Other New Requirements for Completing the Revised Clergy Residence Deduction Form T1223
Gilbert Langerak, Manager Member Support
Social Media Response Plan
Natasha Pinczuk, Technical Writer

2013 - Issue 1
(Dec 19, 2012)
Bulletin 2013 issue 1
Charities That Get Political Need To Be Ready For Increased Scrutiny By CRA
Barry W. Bussey. V-P Legal Affairs
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law & Policy (January 2013)
Barry W. Bussey, V-P Legal Affairs & Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Devices
Tierney Smith, Manager of Learning & Special Projects, TechSoup Canada
Provincial Laws Regulating Fundraising
Derek Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Understanding “Insurable Earnings/Hours”: Issuing the Record of Employment (ROE) Form with Confidence
Lois Lynn, CCCC Bookkeeper
 
Bulletin Issue Articles
2012 - Issue 5
(Oct 12, 2012)
Bulletin 2012 issue 5
Creating Effective Board Committees
Heather Card, Chief Operating Officer
Horizons: What's New in Charity Law and Policy (October 2012)
Barry Bussey, Vice President Legal Affairs & Derek Ross, Director of Legal Affairs
Termination of Employment: A Primer for Christian Charities
Adrian Miedema, Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Toronto
Undue Influence Undoes Charity
Barry Bussey, Vice President Legal Affairs

2012 - Issue 4
(Jul 25, 2012)
Bulletin 2012 issue 4
Empathy Maps: A way to understand your donors and beneficiaries
John Pellowe, CEO
Horizons: What’s New in Charity Law & Policy (August 2012)
Barry W. Bussey, VP Legal Affairs & Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
How to Prepare for Interactions with CRA
Gilbert Langerak, Manager Member Support
Should Your Charity Have a Third-Party Fundraising Policy?
Derek Ross, Director of Legal Affairs

2012 - Issue 3
(May 16, 2012)
Bulletin 2012 issue 3
2012 Federal Budget Affects Charities
Barry Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Wayne Kroeker, Manager Member Support
Charities and Fundraising: What Charities Should Know About CRA's New Guidance
Derek Ross, Director Legal Affairs
Getting Your Corporation In Order Under The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act
Barry Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Heather Card, COO
Understanding Old Age Security for Missionaries and Employees Serving Abroad
Barry Bussey, VP Legal Affairs and Natasha Pinczuk, Technical Writer

2012 - Issue 2
(Feb 23, 2012)
Bulletin 2012 issue 2
Canada Revenue Agency Changes Clergy Residence Deduction Form T1223
Gilbert Langerak, Manager Member Support
Conflict of Interest: A Matter of Integrity
Barry W. Bussey, V-P Legal Affairs, CCCC
Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Ministry
Heather Card, COO and Natasha Pinczuk, Technical Writer
Indicators of Board Effectiveness
Rev. John Pellowe. CEO, CCCC

2012 - Issue 1
(Jan 9, 2012)
Bulletin 2012 issue 1
Do We Really Need An Audit?
David Johnson, Director of Certification
Profiles and Blogrolls and Tweets! Oh My! Social Media Trends Among Canadian Christian Charities
Natasha Pinczuk, Technical Writer
Social Enterprise & Government Review of Charitable Funding
Barry W. Bussey, V-P Legal Affairs
Stewardship & Technology Online Giving Solutions - Part II
Milly Siderius, Manager Stewardship Services

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